Sophomore Jacob Arnett of the Oglethorpe men's golf team earned SAA Men's Golfer of the Week accolades Wednesday, as voted by the league's coaches, marking the second consecutive tournament out of which an Oglethorpe men's golfer has taken SAA Golfer of the Week honors and the first weekly conference honor of Arnett's career.
Arnett fired successive rounds of 1-over-par 73, 4-under 68 and 1-under 71 to finish at 4-under 212 and win the individual medal at the Jekyll Island Collegiate Invitational by one shot over Addison Lambeth of Huntingdon and Grant Powell of Greensboro. Arnett's performance helped his Stormy Petrel squad to a tie for second place overall, just four shots back of tournament winner Greensboro. He became the first Oglethorpe golfer to win an individual medal at Jekyll Island since All-American Taylor Urbanski accomplished the feat in 2007.
"I'm so proud of Jacob for winning his first individual medal," said Oglethorpe director of golf Jim Owen. "Outside of the NCAA Championship, he'll never beat a tougher field than the one he beat this weekend. He started the tournament with a double bogey, but had the maturity and toughness to play the next 53 holes at 6-under-par to secure his first win."
Arnett and the rest of the Petrels will now travel to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, for the annual Camp Lejeune Intercollegiate Golf Championship March 31 through April 2.