JWU's Alex Rainville Named Sun Conference Men's Golfer of the Week

JWU's Alex Rainville Named Sun Conference Men's Golfer of the Week

NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (March 5, 2018) – Johnson & Wales golfer Alex Rainville has been named the Sun Conference Men's Golfer of the Week for the week ending March 4 the league announced on Monday.

For the second-straight week, Rainville produced a Top-2 finish to guide the JWU Wildcats to a Top-2 finish during the Shootout in San Antonio (Feb. 25-26). With Rainville's performance, JWU placed in the Top 3 for the sixth time this season. The shootout featured 10 of the nation's Top 50 teams in latest GolfStat rankings: No. 2 Texas Wesleyan, No. 4 Oklahoma City, No. 6 Johnson & Wales (FL), No. 12 Southwest, No. 13 Wayland Baptist, No. 15 Taylor, No. 35 Our Lady of the Lake, No. 39 Milligan College, No. 42 Grand View, and No. 44 Kansas Wesleyan. Rainville posted a 3-under (72-67-74, 213) for a second-place finish (two strokes behind the tournament leader) and his fifth Top-5 finish of the season, beating the likes of Rowan Lester (No. 1 ranked by GolfStat), Leo Mathard (No. 2 ranked by GolfStat), and Rupert Kaminski (No. 3 ranked by GolfStat). Rainville, ranked No. 12 in the latest Golfstat individual rankings, has now registered six outings under par, including three straight. With his 3-under last week, Rainville has lowered his season stroke average to 72.12 in 25 total rounds during the 2017-18 season.

Rainville and the Wildcats are currently competing in the USCB Sand Shark Classic at the Oldfield Golf Club in Okatie, South Carolina. The final round is set for Tuesday, March 6.