MAC Men’s Golfer of the Week
John Hahn, Kent State, Fr., Hudson, Ohio (Hudson)
Score: 70-68-67 (205) -11
Hahn led the Golden Flashes to the team title at the Boilermaker Invitational this past weekend placing second with an 11-under 205. The freshman shot rounds of 70-68-67 and was just a stroke away of becoming the just the fourth golfer in KSU history to have an entire tournament in the 60s. His 205 ties him for the third lowest 54-hole score in school history and earned him a team best sixth top-10 finish of the season. Hahn's performance paced a 15-under 273 in the final round by the Golden Flashes, who captured the tournament with an 11 stroke victory. As a team KSU compiled the second lowest 54-hole tournament score in school history with a 22-under 842 (284-285-273). The No. 36 Golden Flashes finished in front of No. 33 Michigan State by 11 stokes and 12 strokes ahead of No. 18 Indiana and host Purdue. Ranked No. 5 Charlotte came in fifth, 16 strokes back of the Golden Flashes.
Ryan Gutowski, Akron, Sr., Copley, Ohio (Copley)
Score: 71-71-80 (222)
Gutowski led the Zips all weekend finishing tied for fifth place, his highest finish of the season.
Jace Walker, Bowling Green, Sr., St. Thomas, Ont.
Central Elgin Collegiate
Score: 77-73-77 (227)
Walker placed in a tie for 15th at the Rutherford Intercollegiate, hosted by Penn State this past weekend. The St. Thomas, Ont., native opened with a 77-73. His final round 77 took place entirely in a rain storm and high winds.
Marty Jeppesen, Eastern Michigan, So., Saline, Mich. (Saline)
Score: 215 (74-71-70)
Jeppesen continued to his low scoring spring campaign, posting a one-under 215 (74-71-70) en route to a 13th place finish. The two-day total is a career-best for the second-year player, besting his previous low of 224 (78-73-73) at the Ron Smith Invitational, Feb. 29-March 2. Additionally, Jeppesen’s final round 70 was a new 18-hole record. As a team, EMU finished in a tie for sixth place with Illinois Sunday afternoon, April 20, here at the Boilermaker Invitational hosted by Purdue University. The Green and White recorded a 54-hole mark of 860 (291-283-286) while Mid-American Conference rival Kent State ran away with the team title with a score of 842 on the par 72, 7,079 yard Kampen Course.
Nathan Sutherland, Miami, Fr., Wyomissing, Pa. (Holy Name)
Sutherland tied his best career finish, leading the RedHawks to a second-place team finish at the Rutherford Intercollegiate. Sutherland finished in second place shooting 68-73-78=219, becoming Miami’s top finisher for the sixth time this season and the second straight week. Sutherland led the field after the first 18 holes, firing a 68 in the tournament’s first round. He finished second only to host Penn State’s Robert Rohanna, who won the event for the second straight year on his home course by finishing at three-over par 216. Earlier this year, Sutherland tied for second at the Belmont Fall Shootout. Sutherland has placed among the top 25 in five events this season. As a team, Miami finished second to host Penn State. It was the RedHawks’ third top-two finish this season, fourth top-five finish and ninth top-10 finish.
Tim Kay, Northern Illinois, So., Sophomore, Bartlett, Ill. (Bartlett)
Kay helped team to their lowest three-round score of the spring.