BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Conference Carolinas Men's Golf Championship started on Sunday, and Sunday night the league announced their All-Conference Carolinas performers. Both Leennawat Numpituckchaikul and Robert Wilkinson were recognized for their great seasons for the Tornado.
Numpituckchaikul was selected second team All-Conference Carolinas for the second straight season, and he earns all-conference honors for the third time in his career. Two years ago he garnered third team honors. This season the Bangkok, Thailand native leads the Tornado and ranks 13th in Conference Carolinas with a stroke average of 75.00. Numpituckchaikul has posted three top 10 finishes and posted rounds of par or better three times, including his season low round of 67. His first top 10 came at the King University Invitational where he shot 68 in the weather shortened tournament, giving him a second place finish. He came into the Conference Carolinas Championship with back-to-back sixth place finishes. The first came at the Cliff Intercollegiate where he shot 74-74 for a total of 148. Numpituckchaikul then closed the season by shooting 70-74-73 for a tournament total of one-over 217 at the Bearcat Golf Classic.
Wilkinson, a freshman has played in 14 rounds for the Tornado this season, and garners third team all-conference honors for the first time in his career. He ranks second in the team behind Numpituckchaikul and 15th in Conference Carolinas with a stroke average of 75.14 and has posted three rounds of par or lower. The Dundas, Canada native posted his best round of the season, which was also his first career round, shooting 68 at the King University Invitational where he finished second. He finished the State Farm Intercollegiate with a round of 71, giving him a tournament total of seven-over 223. In the final tournament of the regular season, he again carded a 71, this time in the middle round of the Bearcat Golf Classic where she finished 30th with a stroke total of 224.
The Tornado continue play in the Conference Carolinas Championship on Monday at the Champions Cours at Bryan Park in Greensboro, N.C.