CAA Weekly Golf Awards – October 12

CAA Weekly Golf Awards – October 12

RICHMOND, Va. (October 12, 2022) – Junior Elon Garrett Risner and Charleston sophomores Emma Schimpf and Kieron van Wyk are the Colonial Athletic Association‘s Golfers of the Week for recent performances.

Garrett Risner, Elon
junior | Holly Springs, NC/Apex Friendship

A 63 in the second round fueled Risner’s success as a medalist at the Phoenix Invitational, as junior Elon was under 14 to win the tournament. Risner’s performance, as well as a second place showing Bronson Myers under 13, helped Elon win his home tournament.

Kieron van Wyk, Charleston
Second year | Rumisig, South Africa / Curro Aurora

The defending CAA Championship medalist was under 13 at the Bank of Tennessee Invitational to share the individual title. van Wyk closed out the tournament with a pair of bogey-free rounds to go 72-65-66 at Blackthorn Club at the Ridges. The South African sophomore had 15 and 16 birdies in Tuesday’s final round.

Emma SchimpfCharleston
Second year | Daniel Island, SC/Oceanside Collegiate Academy

Schimpf is CAA Golfer of the Week for the second straight week and third time this season after earning co-medalist honors at the Edisto Island Invitational. The South Carolina sophomore went 72-66-72 for a 3-under performance and helped No. 25 Charleston finish second.

2022-23 CAA Weekly Golf Awards Winners
Male Golfer of the Week
September 7
Casper Nerpin, Delaware
September 14 Matthew Feinstein, William and Mary
September 21 Julian Gonzalez, Towson
September 28 Max Dupree, Charleston; Walker Isley, UNCW
October 5 Charlie Bundy, William and Mary
October 12 Garrett Risner, Elon; Kieron van Wyk, Charleston

Female Golfer of the Week
September 14 Emma SchimpfCharleston
September 21 Ashley Lafontaine, Elon
September 28 Annabelle Ackroyd, Elon
October 5 Emma SchimpfCharleston
October 12 Emma SchimpfCharleston

Notes for men
Charleston finished eighth at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate with Kieron van Wyk reaping the honors of the co-medalists under 13 years old… Drexel placed fourth at the Alister Mackenzie Invitational in California… Oscar Maxfield tied for fourth at 7 under… Garrett Risner and Bronson Myers went 1-2 for Elonwho won their home tournament… William and Mary ranked fourth with a top 10 of Hunter Loganwhile North Carolina A&T was led by Diego Gonzalez Dino Capazrio LEDs Hofstra at the Seawane Club Classic in Long Island… Towson tied for fifth and monmouth completed 11e at the Bucknell Invitational… Julien Gonzalez got a top-10 result for the Tigers and Erik Stevens was sixth overall for the Hawks.

Notes on women
Charleston was second, Elon placed fifth, and William and Mary finished ninth at the Edisto Island Invitational… Emma SchimpfThe under-3 rating of was good for co-medal honors and made her one of two Cougars in the top 10 with Othilie liedAnnabelle Ackroyd finished in the top 10 for the Phoenix and Emma Lu led the tribe… Delaware placed 12e at the Ron Moore Intercollegiate in Colorado with Christina Carroll paves the way for the Blue Hens… monmouthit is Ava Lozito defeated Hofstrait is Cynthia Zhao by a hit during the Birdies Against Breast Cancer doubles match on Long Island… North Carolina A&T finished second at the Outer Banks Intercollegiate with Victoria Stutts tied for third… Towson placed 10e at the Pirate Collegiate Classic in East Carolina with Madison Barber in the top 20.

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