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Will Cannon, a former Hoover High star golfer, is the C-USA's men's golfer of the week.
Junior Will Cannon had a record-setting performance at The Goodwin in Stanford, Calif., this past week to earn his first Conference USA Men's Golfer of the Week honor, the league office announced Wednesday.
The Hoover High product guided UAB to a team title while also tying for first place individually among the field of 24 teams. Cannon finished the tournament with a 197 (-13) to tie for a UAB school record 54-hole score.
He shot under 69 in all three rounds, including a career-best 62 (-8), which also ties for a school record 18-hole score. He never fell below eighth in the individual standings and moved into first after the second round.
Cannon carded an eagle and 17 birdies, second highest among individuals, over the three-day tournament. His career-best second round included an eagle, six birdies and 11 pars.
He also tied for a school-best 36-hole total with a 128 (-12) through the first two rounds of play. His performance led UAB to a record-setting 817 (-23) team total, which is 10 strokes better than the previous record set in 2007.
Cannon and his Blazer teammates will conclude the regular season next week at the Old Waverly Collegiate Championship in West Point, Miss. The tournament will run Monday, April 6, through Tuesday, April 7.