May 6, 2014
IRVING, TEXAS – Florida Atlantic University’s Connor O’Rourke has been named to the Conference USA Men’s Golf All-Freshman Team, the league announced Tuesday, May 6. C-USA announced its 2014 men’s golf all-conference teams and specialty award winners following a vote by the league’s head coaches.
O’Rourke finished his first season as an Owl with a scoring average of 74.97. The Jupiter, Fla. native competed in11 tournaments this season for a total of 30 rounds. O’Rourke finished as FAU’s leading scorer in the team’s first tournament of the season, the HBU Huskies Invitational, shooting even-par 213 for a 12th-place tie. He shot his lowest collegiate round at the same tournament, carding 68 strokes on the final day of play.
FAU competed at the Sea Best Invitational at TPC Sawgrass to open its spring schedule, where O’Rourke also finished as the team’s leading scorer recording 226 for a 16th-place tie. In FAU’s dual match against the University of Hartford, he tied for third, assisting the Owls to victory, with 71 strokes. O’Rourke led FAU in its home tournament, the FAU Slomin Autism Invitational, tying for 22nd with 220 strokes total.
O’Rourke’s efforts have contributed to five of the team’s six top-three team finishes: at the Cobra PUMA Invitational (Oct. 27), the University of Hartford dual match (Feb. 25), the Harmony Golf Preserve Intercollegiate (March 2), the Don Benbow Invitational (March 10), and most recently at the Mission Inn Spring Spectacular (March 15).
2014 All-Conference USA Men's Golf Awards
Golfer of the Year: Paul Dunne, UAB
Freshman of the Year: Kevin Reilly, Rice
Newcomer of the Year: Wes Conover, East Carolina
Coach of the Year: Justin Emil, Rice
All-Conference USA First Team
Franco Castro, Charlotte
Brett Patterson, Middle Tennessee
Logan McCracken, Tulsa
Paul Dunne, UAB
Wilson McDonald, UAB
All-Conference USA Second Team
Victor Lange, Louisiana Tech
Kevin Reilly, Rice
Matt Mabrey, Tulsa
Sam Love, UAB
Martin Rowher, UAB
All-Conference USA Freshman Team
Connor O'Rourke, Florida Atlantic
Clark Robinson, Marshall
Kevin Reilly, Rice
Frederik Dreier, UTEP
Bryce Alley, UTSA