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Stauffer Earns Third Atlantic 10 Rookie Of The Week Golf Honor

Stauffer Earns Third Atlantic 10 Rookie Of The Week Golf Honor

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – St. Bonaventure's Josh Stauffer was named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week for the third time this season on Wednesday, the conference announced.

The honor comes after Stauffer was awarded low medalist runner-up on a match of cards at the La Salle Invitational on Sunday. He  fired a two-over-par 73 at Talamore Country Club in Ambler, Pa., and finished two strokes behind champion Brandon Shin of Hofstra in the 63-player field.

For Stauffer, it was his fifth top-10 finish in eight tournaments this season, and the runner-up performance is second only to his co-medalist finish in SBU's Leo Keenan Invitational in September. The Bradford, Pa., native hasn't finished lower than 14th in any event during his freshman campaign.

At La Salle, Stauffer recorded three birdies and was 1-under par on the course's three par-5 holes. He shot 37 over the front nine and cut a stroke off of that over the final nine holes. That effort keyed the Bonnies to a seventh-place finish of 11 teams in the event, which was limited to one round by weather.

Stauffer's first A-10 Rookie of the Week honor came on Sept. 12, after his third-place showing at the Little Three Invitational and a 14th-place finish at the Navy Fall Classic. He added his second weekly conference honor on Oct. 10, after placing fourth at the Binghamton University Fall Invitational.

Stauffer and the Bonnies continue their spring season on Sunday at the three-day Whiting-Turner Towson Invitational at Prospect Bay Country Club in Grasonville, Md.