Hanes and Connors Earn MAAC Golfers of the Month Awards
Release: November 02, 2016
Men’s Golfer of the Month:
David Hanes, Canisius
Canisius freshman golfer David Hanes won the 2016 Little Three Championship medalist honors and became the first Canisius freshmen in the last 30 years to record back-to-back rounds in the 60s, as the Golden Griffins competed in four fall events from September 28 through October 15. On September 28, he won the Little Three Championship, and the tournament’s automatic berth into the 2017 Porter Cup, after he shot a two-round score of 139, highlighted by his career-low score of 66 in the second round. That was the lowest round for a Canisius golfer since 2007. He followed that effort by posting a four-under score of 68 in the first round of the Matthews Auto Collegiate Invitational, hosted by Binghamton October 2.
For the month, the Elma, New York native posted a 72.4 scoring average in seven rounds. He ended the Griffs’ fall season as the team’s top finisher in every fall event, the first time a Canisius freshman has accomplished that since full program records are available (going back to 1986).
Female Golfer of the Month:
Emily Connors, Dayton
While competing in the Austin Peay Intercollegiate on October 11 and 12 in Dickson, Tennessee at the Greystone Golf Club, Connors tied for third overall after shooting a 74 (+2) on day one. She finished the tournament tied for sixth with a total two-day score of 74 – 81 = 155 (+11).
Later in the month, Connors and the Flyers hosted the Dayton Flyer Invitational in Kettering, Ohio at the NCR Country Club. Connors ended the two-day tournament tied for 28th out of 84 contestants with a total score of 79 – 79 = 158 (+18).