MAC Men’s Golfer of the Week (Wednesday, March 19)
Graham Hill, Eastern Michigan, Senior, Brights Grove, Ontario (Northern Collegiate)
Tournament: Linger Longer Invitational
Scores: 220 (69-74-77)
Hill keyed the Eagles attack, finishing tied for 19th with a three-day total of 220 (69-74-77) at the third annual Linger Longer Invitational completed Sunday afternoon, March 16. Hill’s 69 ties his lowest single-round score of the year, equaling his mark at the Jaguar Invitational, Sept. 17-18, 2007. Additionally, it was his sixth top 20 finish of the campaign. Overall, the Eastern Michigan University men’s golf squad finished in tie for eighth place with Kennesaw State at Reynolds Landing. The Eagles (289-296-305=890) struggled on day three, but still did enough to finish ahead of Michigan, South Alabama, Mercer, No. 29 Mississippi State and Purdue in an extremely competitive 14-team field.
MAC Men’s Golfer of the Week (Wednesday, March 12)
Jace Walker, Bowling Green, Senior, St. Thomas, Ont.
Tournament: Palmas Del Mar
Walker finished 12th at the Palmas Del Mar, carding a 219. He opened with a 71, finishing with back-to-back 74s. Walker was the top Mid-American Conference competitor.
Other Nominees (March 19):
Zach Jecklin, Northern Illinois, Senior, Bloomington, Ill. (Bloomington)
Tournament: UALR First Tee Collegiate
Scores: 77-71-79 (227)
Finished eight shots off the lead and paced the NIU contingent. Equaled his season low 71 in the tournament's second round. Posted the Huskies' top score in each of the first two rounds.
Justin Hull, Toledo, Senior, Royal Oak, Mich./Kimbell
Tournament: Pinehurst Intercollegiate
Scores: 74-74-76 (224)
Registered his fourth Top 20 finish of the season and leads the Rockets with a 73.8 stroke average.
Other Nominees (March 12):
Justin Hull, Toledo, Senior, Royal Oak, Mich. (Kimball)
Tournament: Treasure Coast Classic
Scores: 74-70-69 (213)
Led the Rockets to a fourth-place finish at the Treasure Coast Classic by tying for 14th place with an even-par 213. His two-under par 69 was the best round by a UT player in the tournament.
Colin Clemente, Akron, Senior, Hubbard, Ohio (Warren JFK)
Tournament: Palmetto Intercollegiate (Aiken, S.C.)
Scores: 77-74-72 (223)
After round one of play Clemente was tied for 40th in the 84-player field, he moved up during round two (t-32nd) and finished the event tied for 22nd and in first place for the Zips leading Akron to a 13th place finish.