JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Adding to his already lengthy golfing resume, Jacksonville University's David Wicks was presented with the Michael Carter Award after leading Team Europe in the Arnold Palmer Cup. The Carter Award is presented to the Team Europe and Team USA participant of the Arnold Palmer Cup that best represents the qualities and ideals of sportsmanship, integrity, and upholding of the game.
Team USA reclaimed the Arnold Palmer Cup from Team Europe with a 19.5-11.5 victory across the three days of match play at the Atlanta Athletic Club. Wicks helped Team Europe draw even with Team USA after two rounds with a 3-and-1 victory over Sam Burns and Chandler Phillips in four-ball play. Burns, a sophomore from LSU, is currently ranked second overall in the individual GolfStat rankings and has declared his intention to join professional golf next season. Phillips, a sophomore from Texas A&M, is currently ranked 20th in the GolfStat rankings.
Wicks, a native of Bexhill, England, has now concluded his Dolphin golfing career. He set a new program record in career and season scoring average, ranked as high as 20th in the individual GolfStat rankings, and led JU to its first appearance in the NCAA National Championship. Wicks was dubbed the ASUN Conference's Co-Golfer of the Year for the 2016-17 season and won the individual ASUN Tournament title in the 2015-16 season.