BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Junior Jamie Wilson was named SEC Co-Golfer of the Week the league office announced on Wednesday afternoon. He shares the honor with Vanderbilt All-American Patrick Martin. It marks Wilson's third weekly honor of his career, as he earned SEC Freshman of the Week twice during the 2016-17 season.
The Mount Pleasant, S.C., native, is fresh off a career-best finish at the Augusta Haskins Award Invitational (April 6-7). Wilson earned runner-up medalist honors after posting a new career, 54-hole low score of 204 (-12). He shot under par all three rounds, matching a career-low 18-hole score with a 66 (-6) in the second round that featured seven birides and an eagle.
Wilson carded a bogey-free 67 (-5) in the final round on Sunday to help the 17th-ranked Gamecocks make a late push up the leaderboard to finish second, just three shots behind No. 3 Wake Forest. The Demon Deacons had an 11-shot lead going into the final round and won with several late birdies on holes 17 and 18.
At the event, Wilson finished second in the 75-man field with 15 birdies over 54 holes. He also tied for the field lead in par-3 scoring average (2.83, -2) and ranked sixth in par-4 scoring average (3.87, -4).
In his previous outing before Augusta, Wilson led the team with a third-place individual finish that aided South Carolina in a comeback victory at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate (March 24-26). Wilson posted three consecutive 69s en route to a final 54-hole tally of 207 (-9).
Wilson's standout performance in Augusta marked his sixth career top-20 finish (fourth this season) and third career top-five (second this season). He ranks second on the team this spring with seven rounds in the 60s.