SAVANNAH, Ga. - Armstrong State University freshman Austin Mancilla has been named the Peach Belt Conference's men's Golfer of the Week, announced today by league officials.
Mancilla was the top Peach Belt individual performer at the USC Aiken Kiawah Island Invitational on Sept. 12-13, finishing third with a four-under-par 140 total. He fired a first-round 68 on Monday in his first collegiate round, then followed up with an even-par 72 on Tuesday to finish just three strokes off the lead.
The Lawrenceville, Ga., native helped the Pirates record a Top 5 finish in their first tournament of the season. Mancilla is the first true freshman to lead the Pirates in their season-opening tournament since Jacob Tilton in 2009.
Mancilla and the Pirates return to action on September 19-20 at the Saint Leo Fall Invitational in Dade City, Fla.