RICHMOND, Va. -- University of Delaware freshman Braden Shattuck was named the Colonial Athletic Association Co-Men’s Golfer of the Week on Wednesday following his individual title earlier this week at the Villanova Wildcat Invitational.
Shattuck, a native of Aston, Pa. (Sun Valley HS), posted a three-shot victory after carding a one over par 68-72-74-214 on the par 71, 7,055-yard course at White Manor Country Club on Monday and Tuesday. His opening round of 68 on Monday was the lowest of his season, and tied for the lowest by a Blue Hen on the year. Additionally, Shattuck’s final score of 214 was the lowest three-round total by a Delaware golfer since Justin Martinson carded a 212 at the 2010 NCAA Regionals.
Shattuck, who helped lead the Blue Hens to a fifth place team finish at the invitational, is believed to be the first UD freshman to win a tournament in school history. He became the first Delaware golfer to earn medalist honors since Greg Matthias captured the CAA Championships last spring, and the first Blue Hen to earn conference weekly accolades since Niño Rosal on Apr. 18, 2012.
Shattuck has appeared in all seven events during his freshman season, leading the squad with three top 10 finishes and a 73.74 average round. He shared CAA Men’s Golfer of the Week honors with Jeremy Wells of William & Mary.
Shattuck and the Blue Hens are back in action this Saturday and Sunday when they compete in the Rhody Invitational at the Green Valley Country Club in Portsmouth, R.I.