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Wells, Marcoux and Jones Named to Preseason All-Big Ten Golfers to Watch List

Wells, Marcoux and Jones Named to Preseason All-Big Ten Golfers to Watch List

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – The conference has recognized three Scarlet Knights from the men’s golf team as golfers to watch for the upcoming season.

On Tuesday afternoon, graduate student Luke Wells, grad Xavier Marcoux, and junior Weston Jones were named to the 2023-24 Big Ten Men’s Golfers to Watch List.

The trio of Scarlet Knights join a list of 41 golfers across the conference to be given preseason accolades. 

Wells, the Springfield Ohio native will be a three-time captain this season since tranferring RU back in 2021. He was named a Big Ten Player to Watch for the second-straight season and is a two-time PING All-Region Team Selection.

Marcoux, the Concord, Mass. native is also a three-time captain this season and was named to the watch list for two years in a row. Marcoux joins Wells as a two-time PING All-Region Team Selection and won Big Ten Golfer of the Week last fall.

Jones, the Sudberry, Mass native returns for his third season at RU after starting in every event as a Scarlet Knight (48 career rounds). Some highlights for Jones include setting the program record for the lowest scoring average by a freshman (73.24), being named 2022 U.S. Junior Amateur Participant, and advancing to the 2021 U.S. Open Sectional qualifying round.

The full 2023-24 Big Ten Men’s Golfers to Watch List is below:


Name School Yr. Hometown
Jackson Buchanan Illinois Jr. Dacula, Ga.
Piercen Hunt Illinois Sr. Hartland, Wis.
Jerry Ji Illinois 5th Hoofddorp, Netherlands
Noah Gillard Indiana Sr.+ Greenwood, Ind.
Thomas Hursey Indiana Gr.+ Suttons Bay, Mich.
Drew Salyers Indiana Sr. Howard, Ohio
Hogan Hansen Iowa So. Waverly, Iowa
Callum Macfie Iowa Sr. Yorkshire, England
Mac McClear Iowa 5th Hinsdale, Ill.
Ali Berker Maryland Fr. Sevilla, Spain
Yang Kuang Maryland Fr. Shenzhen, China
Jack Woods Maryland Sr. Danbury, Conn.
Will Anderson Michigan Sr. Portage, Mich.
Yuqi Liu Michigan Jr. Beijing, China
Hunter Thomson Michigan Jr. Calgary, Alberta


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