First-year Julian Gonzalez (Heredia, Costa Rica) continued his stellar play for the Goucher men's golf team over the weekend at the Mason-Dixon Collegiate Classic, and for his efforts, he was named the Landmark Conference's Athlete of the Week for the period ending Oct. 7, 2018, on Monday.
At the event, which was held Saturday and Sunday at The Bridges Golf Club in Abbottsville, Pa., Gonzalez opened play in the first round by firing a tournament low 69 to put himself at the top of the leaderboard entering the final round. In that final round, Gonzalez carded a 75 but still finished in a tie for second overall, falling out on top medalist honors in the event by one shot.
Gonzalez, who helped the Gophers finish sixth in the event, has been impressive in his first two tournaments at Goucher.
In his first collegiate event at the end of September hosted by North Carolina Wesleyan, he finished third overall, posting scores of 69 and 74 in a strong field. He also led the Gophers to a tie-for-fifth finish in the event as a team.
Gonzalez and the rest of the Goucher College men's golf team returns to action on Saturday as they take part in the Revolutionary Collegiate Classic at Patriots Glen Golf Club in Elkton, Md. The tournament concludes on Sunday.