MAC Announces Men's Golfer Of The Week

Updated 10/1/2008

MAC Men's Golfer of the Week

Christopher Ross, Eastern Michigan, Senior, Dundas, Ontario (Parkside)

Mason Rudolph Championship            

Score: 74-67-71 (212)           

Finish: T-9       

Ross picked up his first top 10 finish of the season, with a final round 71 at the Mason Rudolph Championship Sunday, Sept. 28, at the par-71 South Course at the Legends Club. The Dundas, Ontario native recorded rounds of 74, 67 and 71 for a three-day total of 212 and his seventh career top 10 showing in 40 all-time events. Additionally, his second round score of 67 was a career-low single round, besting his previous low of 68 in the finale of the Mizuno Southbridge Intercollegiate, Oct. 15-16, 2007. The round of 67 is also the second lowest 18-hole tally of any Mid-American Conference player. As a team, Eastern Michigan finished the star-studded event in eighth place with a 867 (289-290-288). 


Other Nominees
Tim Lew, Akron, Freshman, Courtice, Ontario (Courtice Secondary)
Saint Mary's College Invitational       
Score: 215 (74-72-69)           
Finish: T-11     
Leading the Zips in his first ever collegiate tournament was true freshman Tim Lew who carded a 2-over 215 (74-72-69) at the Saint Mary's College Invitational.  Moving up nine spots from his day one finish, Lew completed the 54-hole event tied for 11th.                       

John Powers, Bowling Green, Junior, Bowling Green, Ohio (Bowling Green)

Cardinal Classic

Score: 73-68-77 (218)           

Finish: T-18th 

Powers continued his strong fall season, finishing in a tie for 18th at the Cardinal Classic with a 54-hole score of 218. He opened with a 73 and a four-under par 68, while closing with a 77 on day two.


Brett Cairns, Kent State, Sophomore, Courtland, Ontario

Ping/Golfweek NCAA Preview            

Score: 77-68-75 (220)

Finish: T29      

Cairns placed 29th overall at the Ping/Golfweek Preview with a three round score of 220.  He totaled 12 birdies for the tournament, including seven in his second round 68.  This year’s Preview featured eight teams ranked in the top 10 of Golfweek’s preseason poll, and 14 of the top 25.


Max Hosking, Northern Illinois, Freshman, Madison, Wis. (La Follette)
Score: 74-71-73 (218)

Max Hosking finished tied for third place, finishing with a 218 (74-71-73), leading the Huskies to a tie for third at the Oral Roberts Shootout. It was Hosking's third-straight top 10 finish of the season, and his second round 71 was a career- and season-low.