Wesley McClain Named Conference USA Golfer of the Week

Junior Wesley McClain

April 17, 2013

HOUSTON - For the second time this season, University of Houston junior Wesley McClain was honored as the Conference USA Golfer of the Week.

Leading the Cougars against a prestigious field, McClain fired a final-round 70 to surge into a tie for 11th place with a score of 214. It was his fourth top-20 finish of the season and the third time he led the Cougars at a tournament in 2012-13.

Competing against 11 top-50 teams, the Diboll, Texas, native helped lead the Cougars into a tie for eighth place. With that performance, he also moved into the team lead with a 73.13 scoring average and ranks second among the Cougars with 10 rounds of par or better in eight tournaments.

McClain was honored as the C-USA Golfer of the Week on Sept. 26, 2012, after finishing fourth at the Shoal Creek Intercollegiate in Birmingham, Ala.

Tulsa freshman Antonia Von Wnuck was named the league's Women's Golfer of the Week.

McClain and his Cougar teammates return to action this weekend when they compete at the Conference USA Championships at Texarkana Country Club. The three-day, 54-hole event tees off Sunday morning and wraps up Tuesday afternoon.

The winner of the league's annual postseason event earns an automatic bid to the NCAA Regionals. This will be the first C-USA Championships for the Cougars, who are set to join the new American Athletic Conference for the 2013-14 season.

Fans can receive the latest and notes and live scoring updates by following @UHCougarGolf on Twitter. Fans also can discuss the latest Houston Golf news and notes on the team's Facebook page at Facebook.com/HoustonCougarGolf.


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