Freshman Justin Rickerson of the Oglethorpe men's golf team has been named the SAA Men's Golfer of the Week for his efforts in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, last weekend at the Camp Lejeune Intercollegiate Golf Championship. It marked the first such award for Rickerson this season and the second time that a Stormy Petrel has taken the honor after sophomore Anthony DeRosa did so earlier in the spring.
Rickerson shot 2-over-par 72 on the Paradise Point Scarlet course on Friday, then followed up with 1-over 74 and 2-under 71 on the signature Gold course over the next two days to finish the tournament tied for fifth at 1-over 217. He led the Petrels to a fourth-place team finish at the tournament.
He and the Petrels will next hit the links April 20 and 21 when they conclude their regular season with the Emory Spring Invitational at the Smoke Rise Country Club in Stone Mountain.