ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia golfer Maxwell Ford has been chosen again as the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week, according to an announcement Wednesday by the league office.
Ford earned this week’s honor based on his performance in the Puerto Rico Classic where he set career marks for finish (second), round (6-under 66), and tournament (16-under 200). His 16-under ranks third best in school history. All three of Ford’s rounds were in the 60s and were counters. He led the field in par-5 scoring at 12-under and tied for the lead with two eagles. Ford added 14 birdies for the week and had clean cards during the second and third rounds (two eagles, seven birdies).
Ford helped the Bulldogs finish second in the Puerto Rico Classic with a school-record 53-under 811, including the two lowest rounds in Georgia history (23-under 265 and 20-under 268).
Ford is one of three Bulldogs to appear in the lineup for all five stroke-play tournaments. He has a scoring average of 71.67, including a 69.33 mark in two spring events. Fourteen of his 15 loops have been counting rounds.
The native of Peachtree Corners also was named SEC Freshman of the Week Feb. 9 following the Southwestern Invitational.
Ford and the Bulldogs will return to action Feb. 27-March 1 in the Southern Highlands Collegiate in Las Vegas.