MAC Announces Women's Golfer of the Week

Updated 4/8/2009

Women’s Golfer of the Week

Elise Swartout, Western Michigan, Jr., Ann Arbor, Mich./Ann Arbor Pioneer

IU Invitational/Otter Creek

74-76-79 (229)

Swartout recorded the best tournament finish of her collegiate career, tying for second at the 2009 Indiana University Invitational at Otter Creek Golf Club, to lead Western Michigan over the past two days. This marks her fourth career top-10 finish, the second in the past three events and the second top-five finish of her career. The total for Swartout’s first two rounds of the tournament was 150, which was one stroke better than her previous 36-hole career low. That mark was good enough to sit alone in third place after Monday’s rounds. She led the field by a stroke after the opening 18 holes on Monday.  Swartout’s second-place finish was one spot better than her previous career-best finish, which was third at the 2008 Red Rocks Invitational. Her 54-hole score of 229 is four off her career low of 225, which she has achieved twice with the last time coming in this year’s Duramed Collegiate Invitational at Rio Verde.



Additional Nominees

Kristen Hill, Akron, Fr., Weston, Fla./Cypress Bay

Canes and Cardinal Classic

78-76-79 (233)

Hill paced the young Zips' club with a three-round total of 233 strokes (78-76-79) and a tie for 25th place individually at the Canes and Cardinal Classic in Coral Gables, Fla. earlier this week. Her second-round score of 76 strokes was a team-low for the 12-team tournament.


Lauren Glew, Bowling Green, So., Gibsonia, PA/Mars Area

Grand Prairie Classic

85-83 (166)

Lauren Glew carded a 166 through 36 holes as the Grand Prairie Classic to finish in a tie for 43rd. The sophomore's final round was cancelled due to poor weather conditions.


Lindsay Bergman, Ohio, Sr., Blacklick, Ohio/Gahanna Lincoln

Grand Prairie Classic

76-78 (154)

Bergman shot a 10-over 154 - just five strokes off the pace - at the Hotels at Grand Prairie Classic to lead the Bobcats to an eighth-place finish. Her fourth-place individual finish marked the best of her career, and her tournament total of 154 also stands as a career best.