Women's Golfer of the Week
Alyssa Kwon, Eastern Michigan
Junior, Richmond Hills, Ontario,Canada/Richmond Hills
Alyssa Kwon recorded a top-10 showing, finishing in seventh place at The Challenge at Onion Creek at the par-70, 5,821-yard Onion Creek Golf Club course, April 1-2. Competing against some of the nation's best golfers, the Richmond Hills, Ontario, Canada native carded a 72 in the final round to finish with a 215 (71-72-72). The total is Kwon's second lowest 54-hole score in school-history, only bettered by a 214 (71-71-72) by Catherine Fortin at the Shootout at the Legends, Oct. 8-9, 2007. As a team, the Eagles finished eighth with a team score of 900 (303-299-298) as Gonzaga University took home the invitational hardware with an 862 (279-288-295). Texas State's Krista Puisite captured medalist honors with an even-par 210 (68-70-72). The two-day cumulative total of 900 is tied for the seventh lowest 54-hole team score in program history
Connie Ellett, Northern Illinois
Freshman, Hampshire, Ill./Hampshire
Connie Ellett posted her third top-10 finish of the season when she carded a 156 to finish 10th at the IPFW Spring Invitational Monday. Ellett, who started the day in 33rd, climbed 23 spots up the leaderboard after trimming six strokes off her first round 81 to shoot a 75. Ellett's 156 helped the Huskies gain a spot in the team standings as NIU moved from fourth to third in the 10-team field.