Golf's Lewis Sturdy Named A-10 Performer of the Week
Sept. 15, 2008
PHILADELPHIA, PA -- George Washington senior Lewis Sturdy (Keston, England/Tonbridge) has been named the Atlantic 10 Conference Performer of the Week for men's golf, the league office announced Monday. It marks the third A-10 weekly honor of his career. He was a two-time A-10 Rookie of the Week as a freshman in 2005-06 and the first A-10 Performer of the Week since Cole Turner was tabbed on April 7.
The senior co-captain carded his career-low round of 68 Friday and shot a second-round 70 Saturday to win the season-opening Navy Fall Invitational Saturday and Sunday at the par-71, 6,611-yard Naval Academy Golf Course in Annapolis, MD.
Sturdy, whose four-under-par 138 is a new GW golf record for a low 36-hole score, won the tournament by a stroke and helped GW to its first tournament victory since the 2006 Rehoboth Beach Invitational. Sturdy's victory was the first by a GW individual since Juan Pablo Zuluaga's win at the 2006 McDaniel College Invitational.
Sturdy led the 90-player field with 10 birdies, as well as an eagle, in the win. He averaged a tournament-best 3.92 strokes on the par-four holes and averaged a one-under-par four on all par-five holes.
Next up for Sturdy and the Colonials is the Rehoboth Beach Invitational Monday, on the Delaware Shore. The 36-hole event takes place at the par-71, 6,480-yard Kings Creek Country Club.