Xavier Golfer Earns Atlantic 10 Award As Team Travels To Atlantic 10 Golf Championship

Tanapol Vattanapisit has been named Atlantic 10 Conference Co-Men's Golfer of the Week.

Tanapol Vattanapisit has been named Atlantic 10 Conference Co-Men's Golfer of the Week.

April 24, 2013

CINCINNATI --- Xavier University sophomore golfer Tanapol Vattanapisit has been named Atlantic 10 Conference Co-Men’s Golfer of the Week as the Musketeers prepare for this week’s Atlantic 10 Golf Championship. LaSalle’s Mike Johnson shared the award, which is for events played from April 17-23.  

Vattanapisit, a sophomore from Rayong, Thailand, won individual medalist honors at Penn State’s Rutherford Invitational this past weekend after defeating J.D. Dornes from Penn State in a playoff. This is the first collegiate title for Vattanapisit, who had finished as high as fourth this season. He shot a 73-73-70-216 to earn medalist honors and spur Xavier to a second-place finish on the par 71, 7,202-yard course.

The Atlantic 10 Golf Championship will be played this weekend at Heron Bay Golf Club in Coral Springs, Fla. The first round of the three-round event will tee off on Friday beginning at 7:30 am.