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Coutsolioutsos Picks up SSC Men's Golfer of the Week Award After Placing Second at Matlock Classic

Coutsolioutsos  Picks up SSC Men's Golfer of the Week Award After Placing Second at Matlock Classic

MELBOURNE, FL – Following his best performance of the season, Florida Southern freshman Max Coutsolioutsos has been named the Sunshine State Conference Men's Golfer of the Week. The freshman was the individual runner-up at the 2019 Matlock Collegiate Classic with a seven-under-par 209.

Playing in his fifth tournament of the season, Coutsolioutsos opened the Matlock with a six-under-par 66 that gave him the lead and was only one shot off the freshman single-round scoring record at the tournament. He was just the second freshman to shoot a 66 at the Matlock since 2000, and the first to accomplish that in the opening round since 1999 when Alabama's Jan Are Larsen had a 65 in his Matlock debut.

Coutsolioutsos followed his 66 with a 70 in the afternoon, which gave him a share of the lead after round two. Following a 73 in Tuesday's final round, he finished the tournament in second place as the Moccasins' top golfer, which was the highest finish for a freshman at the Matlock since Florida Southern's Greg Koch won it in 2004 with a -5. Only one Florida Southern golfer has ever had a better total score than Coutsolioutsos in the 38-year history of the Matlock, with Jimmy Jones shooting a -9 in 2015.

Aided by a career-high 14 birdies in the tournament and 33 pars, Coutsolioutsos had the first top-five or top-10 finish of his college career. He lowered his season stroke average to 73.60, the best on the team among those who have played in at least three events this season.