OXFORD, Ohio--Miami University freshman golfer Michael Drobnick (Hilliard, Ohio/Hilliard Davidson) has been named GolfWeek Magazine's National Golfer of the Week, the publication announced Monday (Oct. 1).
Drobnick fired a 70 on the Par 72 course in Tuesday's final round to seize individual medalist honors at the Jim Colbert Intercollegiate Sept. 24-25, posting an even par 216 over three rounds. Drobnick's first-place individual finish marked Miami's first top individual finish since Ben Wood tied for first at the FirstEnergy Intercollegiate on April 29, 2007.
Drobnick was tied for second place heading into the final round and was two strokes behind then-tournament leader Mike Van Sickle of Marquette. Van Sickle finished in a tie for second, shooting a 73 on the final day.
His first-place finish led Miami to its first team tournament win since March 30-31, 2001 (the Johnny Owens Invitational), as the RedHawks captured the 2007 Jim Colbert Intercollegiate title, besting second-place and host Kansas State by an impressive 12-stroke margin.
Drobnick also was tabbed MAC Golfer of the Week on Sept. 26 for his performance at the Jim Colbert Intercollegiate, which was just his second tournament as a RedHawk.