MAC GOLFER of the WEEK
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2007 SPRING GOLFERS Of The WEEK
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