UAFS senior Chris Eckes has been named the Heartland Conference Men’s Golfer of the Week for his performance in this week’s UAFS Hardscrabble Invitational at Fort Smith’s Hardscrabble Country Club.

The Fort Smith native shot a blistering 4-under par 206 (67-71-68) to win the event, shooting below par during two of the three rounds of the two-day event. Eckes won the event by three strokes over Texas A&M-Commerce teammates Lucas McCubbin and Wilfredo Sanchez, who each shot a 1-under 209.

Eckes’ strong performance led the Lions to a runner-up finish in the nine-team event, which was won by Texas A&M-Commerce.

It is Eckes’ third weekly conference honor of the season.