MAC Announces Co-Men's Golfers of the Week

Updated 3/31/2010
Mackenzie Hughes, Kent State, Sophomore
Dundas, Ontario (Highland Secondary)
Fireline Towson Invitational
213 (73-74-66) - 6
Finish: 1st
Six strokes off the lead as the day began, Kent State sophomore Mackenzie Hughes fired a course and tournament record, six-under 66 to capture individual medalist honors at the Fireline Towson Invitational this afternoon at the Prospect Bay Country Club. Led by Hughes' first career win, the Golden Flashes took second in the 19-team field with an eight-over 872 (288-295-289). Hughes' 66 equals a career low for the 2009 Mid-American Conference Freshman of the Year, who finished the 54-hole event with a three-under 213 (73-74-66) after posting six birdies in today's final round.

Cam Burke, Eastern Michigan

Baden, Ontario (Waterloo Secondary)
FAU Spring Championship
209 (71-69-69)
Finish: 2nd
Burke finished as the runner-up with a four-under 209 at the FAU Spring Break Championship, as Illinois' Chris DeForest won individual medalist honors. The runner-up showing marks Burke's third career top-five finish, and his first since placing third at last year's Spring Break Championship, March 27-29, 2009, with a two-under 211 (64-75-72). Additionally, his back-to-back rounds of 69 pushed his career rounds at par-or-better to 25 in just 92 attempts. The Eastern Michigan University men's golf team finished in fourth place among some of the nation's elite during the second-annual FAU Spring Break Championship here at the 6,722-yard, par-71 Gleneagles Country Club, March 26-28.

Matt Schneider, Bowling Green, Senior
Grand Rapids, Minn.
BSU Cardinal Classic
71-71-71 (213) -- -3
Finish: 1st
Schneider won his third career tournament this weekend, carding a 213 (71-71-71) at the BSU Cardinal Classic in Jasper, Ind. The Falcon senior won the tournament by five shot. With the win, Schneider now ties Ken Walters (1972-75) for most tournament wins in school history.


Other Nominees
Brandon Lemons, Eastern Michigan, Senior (Nominee from March 22)
Portage, Mich. (Portage Central)
2010 Desert Shootout
207 (67-67-73) - Third Place
Lemons enjoyed the best performance of his career, finishing at nine-under 207 (67-67-73) to guide the Eastern Michigan University men's golf team to a third place finish at the Desert Shootout on the Palm Valley Golf Course Saturday, March 20. Eastern Michigan shot a final-round 300 to finish at six-under par 858 (280-278-300). Kansas and Wichita State stormed through their rounds on the final day to overtake the Eagles and finish in a tie for first place at nine-under par 855, but the Shockers won in a playoff. EMU was followed by Brigham Young (859) and Pacific (860). Lemon's finished the weekend with a one-over 73 during Saturday's final round to finish with the total of 207 in third place. The Portage, Mich., native, shattered his previous career-low for a 54-hole tournament when he cared a 216 at earlier this season at the Wolverine Invitational at Radrick Farms, Sept. 26-27, 2009.


Griffin Bauman, Northern Illinois, Freshman
Crystal Lake, Ill. (Central)
Florida Atlantic Invitational
74 - 77 - 71 (222) -- T-35th
Griffin Bauman was the top finisher for the Huskies at the Florida Atlantic Invitational that featured 10 top-100 ranked teams. Bauman improved his second round total by six strokes and 23 spots in the final round to end in a tie for 35th place.