MAC Men's Golfer of the Week

Updated 3/30/2000

MAC Men's Golfer of the Week
Mike Sabo - Miami
So. - St. Louis, Mo.

Sabo won his first-ever individual title at the Bradford Creek Intercollegiate, shooting a season-low 68 in the first round and a 73 in the second round to claim the title by one stroke. He ended the first day in a first-place tie, but came out the second day and took sole possession of first place -- the best finish of any Miami golfer this season. Only two rounds were played due to poor weather conditions on the first day.

Other Top Performances
John Smarrelli (BGSU, Fr., New Castle, Pa.) placed 13th at the Eastern Kentucky Spring Intercollegiate. He shot a 224 with a low round of 73. He tied for 12th place at the Silver Springs Shores Invitational on March 11-12. He scored a low round of 71 and finished with a three-round stroke total of 216.

Jeff Mankiewicz (EMU, So., White Lake, Mich.) came back in the final round to shoot a round-low (and career-low) 69, helping EMU to a fifth-place finish at the Kauai Collegiate. Mankiewicz opened the tournament with back-to-back rounds of three-over par. He tied with teammate Brent Goulding for eighth place individually.

Brent Goulding (EMU, Jr., Peterborough, Ontario) was the top MAC finisher at the Silver Springs Invitational. He finished fourth with a score of 211. His opening round 69 is a season best.

Lee Curry (Miami, Jr., Nepean, Ontario) rebounded from an opening day 75, stringing together consecutive rounds of 73 to lead Miami and finish 13th individually. He finished second overall at the Wolverine Invitational in his first competition as a RedHawk on March 4-5.

Tim Rice (Toledo, Sr., Limerick, Ireland) tied for 12th place out of 93 golfers to help toledo tie for fifth place at the Dr. Pepper Intercollegiate. Rice shot 214 in three rounds with a low round of 68.

Richard Elliott (Toledo, Sr., Port Rush, Ireland) led the squad at the 49er Classic with a fifth-place tie and a three-round score of 217. He tied for 37th place at the UTSA Invitational.

Team Notes
Ball State's Ryan Chattin has been BSU's top finisher in two out of three tournaments this spring.

Ohio has finished in the top-10 in six of seven tournaments this year, including three top-five finishes.

Northern Illinois' Dave Emanuelson won the first tournament of his collegiate career with a 217 at the El Diablo Intercollegiate ... NIU has posted at least one round below its average in each of the last three tournaments ... Junior Steve Childress has finished in the top 50 at every tournament this season, including a 23rd-place showing at the El Diablo ... Senior Tim Countryman took 11th place at the El Diablo while Jeff Martin placed 18th ... Senior Mike Suhre tied his career low of 69 in the first round of the Dr. Pepper Intercollegiate.


Coming up in MAC Men's Golf
April
1-2 BGSU at Grand Valley State Invitational
9-10 Western Michigan Bronco Invitational

This Spring in MAC Men's Golf
March
25-26 Dr. Pepper Intercollegiate--18 teams
  Tanglewood Resort
  Pottsboro, Texas
 1. Minnesota 285-285-275--845
 2. Kent 280-285-287--852
 3. Michigan 287-288-281--856
 4. Penn State 286-291-283--860
 5. Michigan State 295-289-286--870
  Toledo 288-293-289--870
 11. Ball State 288-291-299--879
 12. Marshall 287-297-296--880
 13. Northern Illinois 285-298-298--881
 16.  Akron 293-303-292--888

24-25 Eastern Kentucky Spring Intercoll.--18 teams
  Arlington G.C.
  Richmond, Ky.
 1. Methodist 289-293-289--871
 2. Morehead State 298-294-299--891
 3. Eastern Kentucky 302-297-301--900
 4. Belmont University 301-297-303--901
 5. Bowling Green 304-300-301--905
  Tennessee-Martin 295-306-304--905

20-21 El Diablo Intercollegiate--9 teams
  El Diablo Golf and C.C.
  Citrus Springs, Fla.
 1. Baylor 294-294-291--879
 2. Rice  302-298-293--893
 3. Northern Illinois 306-300-292--898
 4. Eastern Kentucky 305-304-295--904
 5. Kentucky 307-307-295--904
 8. Marshall 321-301-305--927

17-18 Treasure Coast Classic--14 teams
  St. Lucie West C.C.
  Port St. Lucie
 1. Liberty 302-307-302--911
 2. Notre Dame 305-314-299--918
 3. Jacksonville State 302-308-314--924
 4. Morehead State 305-311-317--930
  Seton Hall 318-301-311--930
 10. Akron 308-311-328--946

17-18 Bradford Creek Intercollegiate--20 teams
 1. Virginia Commonwealth 571
  Virginia Tech 571
 3. Rhode Island 575
 4. Purdue 579
 5. Maryland 583
 11. Miami 591

17-18 Kauai Collegiate Cup--11 teams
  Princeville Makai Course
  Princeville, Hawaii
 1. San Diego 287-290-291--868
 2. Western Kentucky 293-289-288--870
 3. Penn State 285-297-292--874
 4. James Madison 290-295-296--881
 5. Eastern Michigan 294-301-288--883

11-12 Birkdale Collegiate--18 teams
  Birkdale Golf Course
  Huntersville, N.C.
 1. Virginia Commonwealth 286-287-286--873
 2. Mississippi 288-288-302--878
 3. Augusta 297-293-289--879
 4. College of Charleston 292-287-282--891
 5. Wake Forest 299-294-304--897
  Virginia Tech 303-293-301--897
 9. Miami 307-293-308--908

11-12 Silver Springs Individual--19 teams
  C.C. of Silver Spring Shore
  Ocala, Fla.
 1. Kent 286-287-300--856
 2. Indiana 288-288-302--858
 3. Penn State 285-288-287--860
 4. Colorado Springs 292-287-282--861
 5. Kentucky 289-285-289--863
 12. Northern Illinois 291-292-296--879
 13. Eastern Michigan 294-295-291--880
 15. Bowling Green 294-297-292--883
 16. Ball State 301-288-298--887
 17. Ohio 303-295-298--896
 19. Akron 310-303-302--915

6-7 William & Mary Invitational
  Kingsmill Plantation Course
  Williamsburg, Va.
 1. Marshall 300-298--598
  Austin Peay 303-295--598
 3. Elon 300-299--599
 4.  UNC-Wilmington 301-299--600
 5. Campbell 305-299--604

6-7 Randolph Cup-Six Man Tournament
  Kingsmill Plantation Course
  Williamsburg, Va.
 1. Baylor 294-294-291--879
 2. Rice 302-298-293--883
 3. Northern Illinoi 306-300-292--898
 4. Eastern Kentucky 305-304-295--904
 5. Kentucky 307-307-295--909
 8. Marshall 321-301-305--927

4-5 Wolverine South Invitational--18 teams
 Hunter G.C.
 Savannah, Ga.
 1. Miami 306-300--606
 2. Methodist 304-304--606
 3. Michigan 313-306--619
 4. Ohio 312-310--622
 5. Xavier 322-305--627
 T6. Marshall 317-311--628
 9. Northern Illinois 325-306--631
 13. Ball State 326-314--640
 16. Bowling Green 336-327--663
 17. Akron 338-330--668

2000 Men's MAC Rankings
(listed by average)

Player  			Strokes Rnds Avg. Low
Ben Curtis Sr. Kent 		1051 	15 70.07 65
Jon Mills Jr. Kent 		1084 	15 72.27 68
Dustin Risdon Fr. Kent 		1095 	15 73.00 70
Tim Rice Sr. Toledo 		1761 	24 73.38 68
Brent Goulding  EMU 		1470 	20 73.50 68
Danny Sahl Jr. Kent 		1104 	15 73.60 69
Tim Countryman Sr. NIU 		1693 	23 73.61 69
Brad Pemberton  EMU 		1489 	20 74.45 70
Richard Elliott Sr. Toledo 	1788 	24 74.50 69
Jaysen Hansen  EMU 		1267 	17 74.53 70
Dave Emanuelson Sr. NIU 	1715 	23 74.57 69
Alan Murray So. Toledo 		1795 	24 74.79 69
Sam O'Dell Sr. MAR 		1572 	21 74.86 70
Steve Childress Jr. NIU 	1048 	14 74.86 67
Erik Herberth So. Ohio 		1349 	18 74.94 70
Kevin Kornowa Fr. Toledo 	1803 	24 75.13 69
A.J. Riley Sr. MAR 		1578 	21 75.14 68
Joe Hill Jr. Ohio 		1353 	18 75.17 71
Ryan Chattin Sr. BSU 		1654 	22 75.18 70
Shaun Stanek  EMU 		1504 	20 75.20 70
Blake Johnson Jr. Miami 	1204 	16 75.25 65
A.T. Spires Jr. Ohio 		1355 	18 75.28 69
Ashley Wilt Jr. Toledo 		904 	12 75.33 71
Jason Westrick  BSU 		905 	12 75.42 69
Adam Speirs Jr. Miami 		1208 	16 75.50 71
Jeff Mankiewicz  EMU 		907 	12 75.58 69
Jeff Martin Sr. NIU 		1512 	20 75.60 71
Scott Cervin Jr. Akron 		605 	8  75.63 69
Scott Alwes Fr. NIU 		683 	9  75.89 70
Brian Post  BSU 		1670 	22 75.91 70
Mike Sabo So. Miami 		1215 	16 75.94 68
Todd Pieri  BSU 		1445 	19 76.05 69
Jeff Ritchy Sr. Miami 		1145 	15 76.33 66
Brian Perry Jr. MAR 		1453 	19 76.47 71
Dave Higham  EMU 		918 	12 76.50 72
Jimmy McKenzie Sr. MAR 		1607 	21 76.52 70
Tyler Duke  Ohio 		1301 	17 76.53 70
Aaron Williams So. MAR 		1609 	21 76.62 68
Brian Gerken So. BGSU 		923 	12 76.92 71
Mike Suhre Sr. NIU 		1541 	20 77.05 73
Justin Gillham So. BGSU 	1464 	19 77.05 70
Jeff Camp So. Akron 		618 	8  77.25 75
Jon Smarrelli Jr. BGSU 		1470 	19 77.37 71
Adam Balls Fr. BGSU 		1474 	19 77.58 72
Jeff Brue Fr. NIU 		931	12 77.58 72
Jeff Camp So. Akron 		1013 	13 77.92 75
Chris Jamieson So. Akron 	1484 	19 78.11 70
Jeff Chadwell  Ohio 		1414 	18 78.56 71
Bill Pollert  BSU 		708 	9  78.67 74
Mike Kotsos Sr. BGSU 		1108 	14 79.14 74
Steve Sisson So. MAR 		801 	10 80.10 76
Andy Miller Fr. BGSU 		1043 	13 80.23 75
David Jones  Toledo 		970 	12 80.83 72