MAC Men's Golfer of the Week

Updated 9/23/2010

MAC Men's Golfer of the Week
Lucas Murray, Akron
Senior, East Sparta, Ohio (Canton South HS/Mount Union)
Maryland Intercollegiate, Par 71
69-71-70 (210, 4th)
Zips senior Lucas Murray finished fourth last weekend to lead the Zips to a sixth place mark at the Maryland Intercollegiate. Sixth after day one, Murray moved up two spots to finish fourth in the 78-player field carding three rounds of 69-71-70 (210) on the par-71, 6,801 yard River Marsh Golf Club.

Other Nominees:
Tyler Merkel, Ball State
Freshman, Evansville, Ind. (Central H.S.)
Louisville Cardinal Intercollegiate, Par 72
74-69-73 (216, t-12th)
Eric Steger and Tyler Merkel tied for 12th at the Louisville Cardinal Collegiate and helped Ball State to a sixth place finish at the event...Ball State is ranked 31st in the nation in this week's GolfStat Poll.

Parker Hewit, Bowling Green
Junior, Westfield, Ohio (Cloverleaf)
Louisville Cardinal Intercollegiate, Par 72
69-73-75 (217, t-15th)
Falcon junior Parker Hewit posted a first-round 69 on his way to a career-best finish at the Cardinal Intercollegiate on Monday and Tuesday in Simpsonville, Ky. Hewit finished in a tie for 15th place, which marks his highest finish on a leaderboard in 25 career tournaments. His final score of 217 is his fourth best career total for a 54-hole event in that same 25 tournament span.

Nathan Sutherland, Miami
Senior, Wyomissing, PA (Holy Name)
Louisville Cardinal Intercollegiate, Par 72
73-69-72 (214, t-6th)
Nathan shot a two under par 214 at the Cardinal Intercollegiate to help lead the RedHawks to their first tournament title of the season. Miami won the event by three strokes over Illinois State. Nathan was tied for the low RedHawk of the event, and is now averaging 70.75 strokes per round through eight rounds, which would easily be the Miami school record for low average in a season.

Shawn Foley, Northern Illinois
Freshman, Pewaukee, Wis.
Louisville Cardinal Intercollegiate, Par 72
73-71-71 (215, t-10th)
Leading the Huskies on Tuesday was Shawn Foley, who put the finishing touches on a remarkable collegiate debut by firing a one-under 71. The freshman took advantage of the Cardinal Club's par fives, finishing at five under on those holes over three rounds. Foley finished with a final score of 215 (-1), earning him a top-10 finish. "I can't say enough about Shawn Foley in his first collegiate tournament," NIU men's golf coach Tom Porten said. "He kept getting better and better as the tournament went on. He had a whole lot of pars and his short game was outstanding all week."

Josh Agin, Toledo
Sophomore, Zanesville, Ohio
Maryland Intercollegiate, Par 71
75-67-72 (214, t-10th)
Sophomore Josh Agin tied for 10th place at the Maryland Intercollegiate to lead the Rockets with a 54-hole score of one-over par 214 (75-67-72). Agin's showing equaled the best finish of his young collegiate career and his four-under 67 matched a career best.