Golfer of the Week
Britney Hamilton, Western Michigan, Jr., Lake Orion, Mich./Lake Orion
UALR Women's Golf Classic
Britney Hamilton broke the 54-hole individual scoring record at WMU with a three-round score of 218 to finish second at the UALR Women's Golf Classic. The second place finish matched her effort at the 2009 MAC Preview as well. Former teammate Laura Bavaird had held the record since 2008 when she played three rounds in 220 strokes at the Rio Verde Collegiate Invitational. Hamilton's 1-under par 71 was her second lowest round of the season and one stroke off her career low set this fall at the MAC Preview. The Lake Orion, Mich., native finished the tournament tied for second in birdies with nine and second in par 5 scoring, playing them in 3-under par. Her effort over the three rounds also helped WMU break the 54-hole team scoring record, which now stands at 905, and match the lowest single team round of the year with a 300 in the second round.
Brittany Kelly, Ball State, Jr., Fishers, Ind./Hamilton Southeastern
Brittany Kelly managed her fifth top-10 finish of the season with a tie for sixth at the Saluki Invitational March 28-29 . . . She managed a 79-76=155 to tie for sixth and help Ball State to a third-place showing at the event . . . Kelly has finished in the top 10 in each of her last four events.
Darby Peters, Eastern Michigan, Jr., Lake Orion, Mich.-Lake Orion
UALR Women's Golf Classic
Junior Darby Peters (Lake Orion, Mich.-Lake Orion) fired a final round 72 to finish in a tie for ninth place with a 223 (76-75-72) Tuesday afternoon at the UALR Women's Golf Classic on the par-72, 6,200-yard Diamante Country Club, March 29-30. The ninth place showing marks Peters' 12th career top 10 finish and her fifth of the 2009-10 campaign.
Martina Gavier, Kent State, Jr., Cordoba, Argentina/Academia Arguello Bilingual School
Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic
75-77-71 (223, +7)
Gavier posted one of only seven under-par rounds in Sunday's final 18 holes to jump from a tie for 14th to sole possession of fourth place at the prestigious Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic. The finish, which tied for the best showing in her three-year career, was made even more impressive by the fact that 11 of the nation's top 20 teams were in the field, as were 18 of the top 50 players in the country.
Michelle Hui, Toledo, Jr., Mt. Eliza, Australia
Lady Herd Spring Classic
Junior Michelle Hui carded a career-low two-under par 70 in the final round to help Toledo to its first tournament win of the season. Hui finished in second place for the tournament with a five-over par 149 (79-70).