Parker Picks up November Golfer of the Month
Tommy Parker closed out the fall with a runner-up showing at the Stetson/CFSC Invitational. <br><i>Courtesy</i>
Tommy Parker closed out the fall with a runner-up showing at the Stetson/CFSC Invitational.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

MACON, Ga. - Stetson’s Tommy Parker capped the fall campaign by leading the Hatters to a team title with a runner-up finish to earn the final Atlantic Sun Golfer of the Month award for 2008, the conference office announced on Thursday.

Parker, a senior from Palm Beach, Fla., paced the Hatters to a win at the Stetson/CFSC Invitational, contested on Nov. 3-4 at Victoria Hills Country Club by shooting even par for 54 holes. He finished second out of 45 golfers in the field, one stroke shy of the medalist honors. Parker’s final round score of an even par 72 was part of Stetson’s team score of 3-under par 285 over the final 18 holes, breaking a 36-hole tie and catapulting it to a 10-stroke win against Florida Atlantic in the eight-team field. Parker had two top five finishes in the fall season and ranks second on the team with a 73.8 stroke average.

The Hatters are in the midst of a winter break and will not return to the course until the middle of February when they head to Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., to take part in the Jacksonville Invitational at the Dye Valley Course at the TPC Sawgrass.

The Atlantic Sun Conference is an 11-member league committed to Building Winners for Life. The A-Sun stands for achievement with integrity in both the academic and athletic arenas, with a focus on the balance between the two for our student-athletes. Headquartered in Macon, Ga., the A-Sun boasts six of the top eight media markets in the Southeast. The A-Sun includes a blend of the most prestigious and dynamic private and public institutions in the region: Belmont University, Campbell University, East Tennessee State University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Jacksonville University, Kennesaw State University, Lipscomb University, Mercer University, University of North Florida, University of South Carolina Upstate and Stetson University.