HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. -- Hampden-Sydney College Director of Athletics Chad Eisele has announced the appointment of Duncan Wheeler as the College's new assistant golf coach. Wheeler is a 2019 graduate of Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois where he was a four-year standout member of the golf team.
"Duncan enjoyed an outstanding college playing career at Knox," said Eisele. "He will relate well with our student-athletes and provide great knowledge and understanding of the game for us. Duncan will also serve as the head coach of our B team this year that will play a full schedule of tournaments, as well."
Wheeler was the individual medalist at the 2019 Midwest Conference (MWC) Championship, posting both a conference and school record 54-hole score of 74-71-76--221 to earn All-MWC honors. He finished his senior year with a scoring average of 77.00 through 10 tournaments and 19 rounds. Wheeler also earned medalist honors (150) at the Blackburn Invite in Wood River, Illinois, tied for eighth (77) at the Iowa Wesleyan Fall Invitational in Fort Madison, Iowa and tied for 10th (155) at the Loras Fall Invite in Peosta, Iowa. His career scoring average for the Prairie Fire was 78.42 through 36 tournaments and 65 rounds, including a low round of 70 along with four Top Five efforts among nine Top 10 individual finishes.
A native of Pensacola, Florida, Duncan earned his Bachelor of Science degree in economics with minors in business and physics from Knox. He was a four-year Team MVP and team captain for the Prairie Fire, earning additional All-MWC honors in 2016 and 2018. Wheeler tied for third (236) at the 2016 MWC Championship, tied for sixth (227) in 2018 and tied for 11th (244) in 2017.