BUENA VISTA, Va. — The Southern Virginia University men's golf team closed the 2018-19 season with the program's strongest year after earning their highest team and individual finishes at the Capital Athletic Conference Championships.
The Knights placed fifth overall at the CAC Championships finishing one spot higher than last season recording a team score of 979 after three rounds.
"This was a strong year for us as we continued to grow our program," said Head Coach Blair Garner. "In just our second season we have an individual athlete finish runner-up at the CAC Championships. This team has worked hard on each course we have played and the results have shown our progress."
Southern Virginia's season highlighted second-place finishes at the Shenandoah Spring Invitational and the Elizabethtown Spring Invitational. The Knights also placed third at the Hill City Invitational and the Maryville College Invitational.
Nathan Ouimette made program history becoming the first-ever to earn All-CAC honors after finishing second at the CAC Championships with a three-round score of 220. He earned victories at the Shenandoah Spring Invitational and in their dual matchup with Emory and Henry. He ends this season ranked 19th nationally in subpar strokes per round and ranked individually 119 in Division III.
Senior Coulson Hardy performed consistently for the Knights with two second-place finishes against Emory and Henry and at the Shenandoah Spring Invitational. He led the Knights at the Maryville College Invitational finishing sixth and shot his lowest round of the season with a 72. He ranked tied for third in Division III in eagles with four.
Southern Virginia relied on Cale Hansen throughout the season as he tallied three top-15 finishes, placing fifth at the Shenandoah Spring Invitational, sixth at the Hill City Invitational and 13th at the Maryville College Invitational.
Tad Honeycutt rounded out the Knights top-four with his best performance of the season coming at the Shenandoah Spring Invitational placing 13th overall.
The Knights wrap up the year ranked 147 of 287 teams, nearly 80 positions higher than last season.