MAC Announces Men's Golf Co-Golfers of the Week

Updated 10/12/2006

MAC Men’s Golf: Co-Golfers of the Week


Jace Walker

Bowling Green

Jr. ? St. Thomas, Ontario (St. Thomas HS)

Jace Walker fired a career-low 66 on the final day of competition at the Earl Yestinsmeier Invitational. After beginning the day at 3-over-par on the first two holes the junior proceeded to play the final 16 holes 7-under, including an eagle on the par-4 third hole. The 66 is the third-lowest score in school history. Walker began the day in a tie for 22nd, but finished in a T-3rd with a 54-hole score of 209 (71-72-66).


Austin Steele

Ball State

Sr. ? Yorktown, Ind. (Yorktown HS)

Senior Austin Steele was BSU's top performer with rounds of 70-68-71 to tie for third overall.  He was the top MAC finisher at the event that included, Ball State, Ohio, NIU, BG and Miami, plus No. 2 in the nation Eastern Kentucky.

"Austin had a solid two days," Fleck says.  "To finish in the top three and at under par for a 54-hole event is good.  Overall, we have to work on our consistency and shooting scores closer to or under par.  We did move in the right direction and I think showed what kind of team we can be."


Grant Christman


Sr. ? Columbus, Ohio (Worthing Kilbourne HS)

Christman led the Bobcat men in the 54-hole Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational with a minus-1 209, which place him third overall among the 92 competitors in the field. He finished just two strokes behind co-champions Jeff Lanier (Belmont) and Shaun McConnell (Eastern Kentucky).  Christman's rounds of 72, 66 and 71 are the lowest that a Bobcat has turned in this fall. His bogey-free 66 in Monday's second round was a career-best and his 209 was five strokes better that his previous low for a three-round tournament.




Other Nominees:

Zach Jecklin

Northern Illinois

Jr. ? Bloomington, Ill. (Bloomington HS)

Junior Zach Jecklin tied for seventh overall with an even-par score of 210 (71-70-69), including a 1-under par tally of 69 in the final round of the Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational, hosted by Ball State.




David Markle

Kent State

Sr. ?  Shelbourne, Ontario (Centre Duffelin/University of Hartford)

Playing in his first tournament of the season, Markle tied with teammate Marc Bourgeois for ninth place at the Windon Memorial Classic in Glencoe, Ill.  His rounds of 72-74-76--222 (+9) helped the Golden Flashes to a fourth-place (tie) finish.  He finished fourth in the individual rankings for total pars at the event with 36 (54 holes).