FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Freshman Sebastian Cappelen of the University of Arkansas men’s golf team was named the Southeastern Conference Golfer of the Week by the league office in Birmingham, Ala., on Thursday afternoon.
Cappelen tied for individual medalist honors in leading the Razorbacks to their third victory of the season at the Seminole Intercollegiate in Tallahassee, Fla., over the weekend. His five-under par performance included a career best 54-hole total, 208, at the Southwood Golf Club as the Odense, Denmark, native never had a single stroke over par as he birdied the first hole on days one and three and the second hole on day two. His final score, 208, matches the eighth best round by a Razorback since the 2004-05 season.
For the year, Cappelen leads the Razorbacks with a stroke average of 71.61 and is on pace to be just the fourth Arkansas golfer over the past 15 years to average better than 72 strokes per round. At the Seminole Intercollegiate, Cappelen defeated 93 golfers to bring his individual record to 469-99-16 (.817).
Cappelen is the sixth Razorback to earn SEC Golfer of the Week honors and just the second since the 2006 season. He joins Craig Lile (three times), Beau Glover (one time), Andrew Dahl (two times), Matt Bortis (three times) and David Lingmerth (one time) as the only golfers to earn the award.