CAA Weekly Golf Awards – September 21, 2022
RICHMOND, Va. (September 21, 2022) – Towson graduate student Julien Gonzalez and freshman Elon Ashley Lafontaine are the Colonial Athletic Association‘s Golfers of the Week for recent performances.
MAN GOLFER OF THE WEEK
Julian Gonzalez, Towson
Graduate student | San Jose, Costa Rica / Berkeley Academy
Gonzalez finished tied for eighth at the Hartford Hawk Invitational, played at Bull’s Bridge in Connecticut. The grad student’s effort was prompted by a career-low 66 in the second round, good for the third-best round in the 95-man field, with seven birdies. Gonzalez was even in the first round and shot a final-round 73 to help lead the Tigers to a second-place finish.
WOMAN GOLFER OF THE WEEK
Ashley Lafontaine, Elon
Freshman | Ottawa, Ontario
Lafontaine birdied the final hole of the Elon Invitational to earn medalist honors Tuesday at less than 2 while contributing to a 25-stroke victory in tag team competition for the Phoenix. The freshman from Canada went 75-68-68 at Alamance Country Club to finish first after starting the final round in sixth. The Phoenix as a team included three of the tournament’s top four players.
Notes for men
Drexel was eighth and William and Mary tied for 11e at River Run Collegiate in North Carolina… The Dragons Oscar Maxfield and Nicolas Drue finished tied for seventh at 1 under, while the reigning Player of the Week Matthew Feinstein gave the tribe an 11e– placing performance… Towson placed second at the Hartford Hawk Invitational with Julien Gonzalez earning an eighth-place finish at 5 under fueled by a second lap 66… monmouth will play Wednesday at the Wagner Intercollegiate in New Jersey.
Notes on women
Elon won their home tournament with a freshman Ashley Lafontaine reaping medalist honors within 2 thanks to a straight 68 in the final two rounds… William and Mary followed the Phoenix in second place with Sarah Houle a shot in second place and North Carolina A&T was ninth, led by Vileska Gelpi … Hofstra won the three-team Saratoga Invitational on his season debut with Savanna Weyrauch even in the 36-hole course to earn medalist accolades… Delaware placed ninth at the Badger Invitational in Wisconsin with a top-15 performance in Alisa Khokhlova … Towson completed 12e at the Nittany Lion Invitational; Odette Police Garcia tied for 11e.
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