WILMINGTON, North Carolina - Junior Payne McLeod was named Colonial Athletic Association men's golfer-of-the-week on Thursday after opening the spring season with a 24th-place finish at the Del Walker Intercollegiate Classic in Long Beach, Calif.

McLeod, who leads the team with a 72.5 stroke average, carded a 73-73-71=217 scorecard, recording UNCW's lowest round of the tournament. McLeod is tied with senior Thomas Bass with eight round of par or lower golf this season in 18 total rounds.

This marks the third time this season McLeod has earned CAA weekly honors.

The Seahawks finished eight and return to action Mar. 8-10, at the Bandon Dune Intercollegiate in Bend, Ore.