March 9, 2010

Howard Duffin Grabs Moe's Athlete of Week Honors

DAHLONEGA, GA - Howard Duffin has been named the Moe’s Southwest Grill North Georgia Athlete of the Week after leading the Saints to their first-ever victory as a team and as an individual the sports information office announced on Tuesday morning.

Last week in a head-to-head match against the University of Dayton Ohio, Duffin captured the individual title with a two-round three-over-par performance, clearing Dayton’s Matt Buse by three strokes.

In round one at the Reynnolds Plantation Oconee Course, the Wigmore, England, native shot a school record two-under-par 69 to hold a seven shot lead at the midway point.

He then came back with a final round 78 at the Achasta Golf Club to hold on for three shot victory, giving him the first individual title in North Georgia history and helping lead the Saints to a five-shot victory over the Flyers, also the first title in program history.

In 12 rounds this season, Duffin in averaging 77.5 per round, including a round in the 60’s, and seven rounds in the 70’s.