March 14, 2012
QUEENS, N.Y. -- St. John's junior Pat Wilson was named the BIG EAST Men's Golfer of the Week after taking home his first career title at the Caribbean Intercollegiate (March 5-7) in Ponce, Puerto Rico.
"This is a great honor for Pat, he played really well last week and he deserves it," head coach Frank Darby said.
On day one in Puerto Rico, Wilson was one of two players--along with teammate Ryan McCormick--to post a round below 70, shooting a 69 (-3) for the best score to par of his season to that point.
Wilson followed that up with a new season-low of 68(-4) in the second round to take a five-stroke lead on the field.
In the final round, amongst winds that reached as high as 40 miles per hour, Wilson was able to post a 73 and take home a two shot victory.
After the win, Wilson received a congratulatory text from former Caribbean Intercollegiate winner and PGA Tour star, Keegan Bradley.
Wilson is leading the team with four top-10 finishes so far in 2011-12, including his win at the Costa Caribe Resort. He also has a team-best stroke average of 72.53.
The Red Storm men's golf team will be back in action this Friday and Saturday at the Morris Williams Invitational. Live scoring will be available on Golfstat.com. For all the latest news on the Johnnies as they continue their spring season, log on to RedStormSports.com and follow the team (@STJ_MensGolf) on Twitter. You can join the conversation with the hashtag, #stjmg.