MAC Men's Golfer of the Week

Updated 10/14/2010
MAC Men's Golfer of the Week
Jeff Dick, Northern Illinois
Senior, Sherman, Texas (Sherman
Bearcat Invitational, Par 72
68-69-72 (209, 1st)
Senior Jeff Dick added a second individual title to his resume and led Northern Illinois to a second-place finish at the Bearcat Invitational on Tuesday. One would be hard-pressed to find three sharper rounds of golf; Dick signed for ten birdies and only three bogies this week. The veteran scattered his scoring, as he turned the rare trick of averaging red numbers on par threes, fours, and fives. The 2010 All-MAC second team selection's victory is the second of his career, with his first coming at the Branson Creek Invitational in April. At seven under par for the event, the Texan also shattered his previous best tournament-to-par mark of three under.

Other Nominees:
Scott Landreth, Akron
Junior, Stratford, Ontario (St. Michael's Catholic)
Firestone Invitational, Par 72
70-74-72 (216, t-10th)
Junior Scott Landreth led Akron at the Firestone Invitational carding a 70-74-72 (216) on the par-72, 7,060-yard layout. Finishing in a tie for 10th in the 75-player field, Landreth was the only Zips to finish at par.

Drew Preston, Bowling Green
Junior, Ada, Mich. (Forest Hills)
Bearcat Invitational, Par 72
75-75-69 (219, t-12th)
Falcons' junior captain Drew Preston captured Bowling Green's best individual round at the Bearcat Invitational with a 69 in the third round. His score helped Bowling Green secure a team mark of 283 for the final round -- the best team round of the tournament. That helped the Falcons vault from 11th to 6th place in the final standings.

Nick Carbary, Eastern Michigan
Senior, Kalamazoo, Mich. (Mattawan)
Firestone Invitational, Par 72
71-74-70 (215, t-7th)
Senior Nick Carbary (Kalamazoo, Mich.-Mattawan) was the top individual for the Eagles, earning a tie for seventh place with a one-under par 215 (71-74-70) at the Firestone Invitational. Carbary's' finish was his third career top 10 showing in 21 career tournaments. Additionally, his two rounds under-par marked the fourth-time this fall he has shot par-or better. Competing against some of the nation's elite teams, the Eastern Michigan University men's golf team again showed that it can hold its own on the links. Head Coach Bruce Cunningham's crew finished in fourth place with a 54-hole total of 868 (286-292-290) Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 12, at the Firestone Invitational. The nation's 36th ranked team, Indiana University, managed a one-stoke victory over 34th ranked Notre Dame on the 7,087 yard, par-71 Firestone Country Club North Course .

Mackenzie Hughes, Kent State
Junior, Dundas, Ontario (Highland)
Jack Nicklaus Invitational, Par 70
75-71-73 (219, t-13th)
Mackenzie Hughes collected his 14th career top 25 performance as he tied for 13th with a nine-over, 219 (75-71-73) at the Jack Nicklaus Invitational. Including Kent State, the 10-team tournament featured seven teams that qualified for the NCAA Championship last spring. Six of teams in the field were ranked in the top 15 in the latest golfstat.com ratings system. nation's top 15 teams. Hughes shot team-low rounds of 75 and 71 on Monday. The 2010 First Team All-Mid-American Conference performer rolled home seven birdies on the day and could have shot even lower had it not been for a trio of double bogeys in the first round.In the final round he was two-over thru the first eight holes of the day before playing the final 10 holes at one-over par making nine pars against just one bogey which came on the par-four 16th.

Paul Grauer, Ohio
Junior, Dublin, Ohio (Jerome)
Bearcat Invitational, Par 72
74-77-77 (228, t-51st)
Grauer led Ohio with a team-low 228 at the UC Bearcat Invitational, tying for 51st overall in a large field. His opening-round 74 put the Bobcats in seventh place and in the thick of the action after the first day of play.