Reinhardt College men's golfer Chris Cartwright has been named the Appalachian Athletic Conference Player of the Week for his recent play. It marks the first time Cartwright has earned the weekly conference honor.
Cartwright, a 6-foot-1, 180-pound junior from Cartersville, Ga., played in two tournaments this month. Last week, he shot 67-74-141, 3-under-par, to finish as the runner-up at the Bulldog Invitational, hosted by Union College (Ky.) at the par-72, 7026-yard Wasioto Winds Golf Club in Pineville, Ky. Reinhardt won the tournament championship by 33 strokes with a 587 total. Earlier this month, Cartwright fired a school-record 66 followed by a 76 for a 2-under-par 142 at the AAC Spring Invitational, held at the par-72, 6877-yard Barnsley Gardens Resort in Adairsville, Ga., garnering medalist honors and leading the Eagles to a tie for second place in an eight-team field. He was selected to the All-AAC Team and posted a 70.75 stroke average in the last two events.
On the season, Cartwright has played in seven tournaments with an average of 74.36 in those 14 rounds. He was also co-medalist with 148 at the Bulldog Fall Invitational, hosted by Union at Wasioto Winds, where Reinhardt claimed the tournament title at the beginning of the 2009-10 season.
The Eagles are currently competing at the two-day, 54-hole AAC Championship event at Bear Trace at Tims Ford in Winchester, Tenn. The tournament winner earns an automatic berth to the NAIA National Championship event.
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