For the second week in a row, a Florida Southern Moccasin has been selected as the Sunshine State Conference Player-of-the-Week in men's golf. Junior John Coultas is this week's award winner after leading 2nd-ranked Florida Southern to the team title at the Saint Leo Invitational and winning medalist honors for himself in a playoff.
A 2-time All-American who was also last year's Jack Nicklaus Award winner as the Division II Player-of-the-Year, Coultas earned the fifth individual win of his career after defeating Cabrick Waters of Limestone in the 1-hole playoff for medalist. He had scores of 71, 65, and 72 for a three-round total of eight-under par 208.
Coultas' scorecard for the tournament included 15 birdies and one eagle to go along with 30 pars. The 15 birdies were tied for the third most overall and were tied for the most for any golfer from an SSC school. At one point in round two he birdied six consecutive holes while on his way to equaling the best round of his college career, which had previously been set at last year's Saint Leo Invitational when he placed fifth.
Coultas' performance helped Florida Southern finish 13 shots ahead of second-place and 8th-ranked South Carolina-Aiken. It was the first time in their three appearances at the Saint Leo Invitational that Florida Southern won the team title.
The Moccasins have now seen both of their returning All-Americans earn SSC Player-of-the-Week awards in the first two weeks of the season. Junior John VanDerLaan took home that honor last week.