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Friday, April 13, 2012 2:11 p.m.

Men’s golf freshman earns A-10 honor

Freshman Jack Persons takes a swing in the Colonials' practice facility in the Smith Center. The V1 Pro Video Analysis Software has been installed for golfers to analyze and compare their swings. Hatchet File Photo

Freshman Jack Persons is the Atlantic 10 Men’s Golf Rookie of the Week, following the Colonials’ fourth place finish at the Jacksonville State-hosted Grub Mart Intercollegiate Invitational Tuesday.

It’s the third Atlantic 10 honor this season for Persons, who earned A-10 rookie and performer of the week nods in October, after setting two new GW program records.

Persons shot a three-round score of 14-over 230 over the week’s play, finishing in a tie for 14th out of 50 golfers at the par-72 Silver Lakes Golf Course. His best round was Tuesday, when he fired a 2-over 74 to help GW finish fourth of nine teams. He sat in a tie for 22nd place through 36 holes Monday, after shooting back-to-back scores of 6-over 78, but his final round pushed him up the leaderboard to Persons’ final finish.

Persons and the Colonials began competition at the two-day Longwood/Manor Intercollegiate tournament today.