MAC Announces Men's Golfer of the Week

Updated 9/16/2009

MAC Men’s Golfer of the Week
Matt Schneider, Bowling Green, Senior         

Grand Rapids, Minn. (Cohasset)        

John Piper Intercollegiate      

72-72-67 (211)          


Schneider wins the John Piper Intercollegiate for the second consecutive year.  Last year, he won on the first playoff hole; this year, co-champions were declared as Schneider participated in a team playoff.  Schneider's final round of 67 today tied for the low round of the tournament.


Other Nominees

Cameron Simmons, Akron, Freshman 

Acworth, Ga. (Harrison)        

Maryland Intercollegiate       

72-73-75 (220)          


Simmons led UA at the Maryland Intercollegiate this past weekend tying for 23rd overall at his first ever collegiate event. Carding a consistent 220 (72-73-75) on the links, Simmons helped lead UA to a seventh place finish.


Eric Steger, Ball State, Junior

Noblesville, Ind. (Noblesville)

Wolf Run Intercollegiate        

78-72-72 (222)          


Steger was Ball State's top finisher at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate Sept. 12-13 at the Wolf Run Golf Club. Steger tied for 27th and led Ball State to a 13th place finish in the 17-team event.


Cam Burke, Eastern Michigan, Senior

Baden, Ontario-Waterloo Secondary

Wolf Run Intercollegiate        

217 (73-70-74)          

Finish: t-10th  

Burke picked up his third career top 10 finish after carding a 217 (73-70-74) to tie for 10th place. He was the highest finishing student-athlete from a MAC institution, as BSU's Eric Steger followed with 222 in a tie for 27th place.  The Eastern Michigan University men's golf team finished 11th out of 17 teams at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate hosted by Indiana University in Zionsville, Ind., Sept. 12-13. The Eagles managed a final day 299 to finish with a three round total of 892.  


Brett Cairns, Kent State, Junior

Courtland, Ontario (Holy Trinity)

Maryland Intercollegiate       

69-73-70 (212)          

Finish: T5        

Cairns' posted his fifth career top five finish in the first event of the 2009 season.  The Kent State junior carded a one-under 212 (69-73-70) to tie for fifth overall in the 81-man Maryland Intercollegiate.  His performance helped lead the Golden Flashes to a fifth place showing in the 15-team field which was played at the par 71 River Marsh Golf Club.