Ben Wood Named Final MAC Golfer of the Week

Updated 5/3/2007


May 2:

Ben Wood (Miami)

So. ? Kirkwood, Mo. ? Kirkwood

Entering Sunday’s final round in third place, just one stroke out of second and two strokes out of first, Wood made up ground over the final 18 holes of the tournament to land in a three-way tie for first place at one-under par 215. Wood faced Stefan Wiedergruen (UNC Charlotte) and Graham Hill (Eastern Michigan) in a play-off for medalist honors at the First Energy Intercollegiate and outlasted them in a four-hole playoff to become the first Miami golfer to capture medalist honors since Matt Thomas was a co-medalist at the Missouri Bluffs Challenge in October of 2004.


Other Nominees

Jace Walker

Bowling Green

Jr. ? St. Thomas, Ontario ? Central Elgin

Walker finished in a tie for 13th at the First Energy Intercollegiate

this past weekend, leading the Falcons to a fifth-place finish in the

17-team field. Walker opened with a 76, but closed with a 71-72 his final 36 holes to finish with a 54-hole score of 219.

Graham Hill

Eastern Michigan

Jr. ? Brights Grove, Ontario ? Northern Collegiate/Indiana Pa.

Hill, UNC Charlotte’s Stefan Wiedergruen and Miami’s Ben Wood each carded a one-under 215 during the 54-hole FirstEnergy Intercollegiate Sunday afternoon on the par-72, 7,125 yard North Course at Firestone Country Club. With a three-way tie atop the leader board, the trio needed a playoff to determine the individual medalist. Wood eventually prevailed after outlasting the two competitors through four additional holes.

Andrew Frame

Northern Illinois

Fr. ? Manteno, Ill. ? Manteno

Frame turned in his third-straight top ten finish as the Manteno, Ill., native tied for seventh overall with a one-over par tally of 217 (72-73-72), helping the Huskies to a seventh-place finish at the FirstEnergy Intercollegiate, hosted by Akron, at the Firestone Country Club [par 72, 7,125 yards] on Sunday afternoon.

Ryan Siekmann


Sr. ? Dublin, Ohio ? Coffman

Siekmann led the Ohio contingent with a three-over 219 this past weekend at Akron’s FirstEnergy Intercollegiate. He placed in a tie for 12th among the field of 96 competitors and his first round score of 70 was the lowest for an Ohio golfer in the tournament. He was one of just 10 golfers to record an eagle in the event, and he finished second among the field with 12 birdies.



February 28: Ciaran McAleavey, Toledo

March 7: Marc Bourgeois, Kent State

March 14: Vaughn Snyder, Akron

March 22: Mark Cimarolli, Ohio

Graham Hill, Eastern Michigan

March 29: Brad Wright, Akron

April 5: Blake Statler, Akron

April 11: Brad Wright, Akron

Wayne Denger, Ball State

April 18: Brad Wright, Akron

April 25: Colin Clemente, Akron

John Powers, Bowling Green

May 2: Ben Wood, Miami