MACON, Ga. - The Mercer women's golf team picked up its second Atlantic Sun Player of the Week honor this fall as junior Lacey Fears was recognized as the league's top player on Wednesday afternoon.
Fears' third career A-Sun Player of the Week honor comes after her sterling performance in Mercer's own Eat a Peach Collegiate, where she booked her fourth career top-five finish.
"The award goes to show how hard working Lacey is," Mercer head coach Gary Guyer said. "It's hard to get her off the course. She loves to play and compete."
At the Eat a Peach, Fears came in as the two-time defending individual champion after taking medalist honors in 2010 and 2011. This time, her final round 70 (-2) left her just one stroke shy of tying for the overall lead. Her 54-hole total of 215 at Jekyll Island's Pine Lake Golf Course was one of only two sub-par tournament scores and helped her outpace 27 other competitors.
"The exciting thing about this is that she was able to shoot under par at the course where this year's A-Sun Tournament will be held," Guyer said. "Last year, she tied for the lead at the A-Sun Tournament, so this should only give her more confidence going into this year's championship."
So far in the 2012 fall season, the Atlantic Sun Conference has awarded three Women's Golfer of the Week titles, and Mercer had taken home two of them. Fears' classmate Mary Alice Murphy collected the first weekly award of the season back on September 12.