MAC Announces Men's Golfer of the Week

Updated 4/1/2009

MAC Men’s Golfer of the Week

John Hahn, Kent State, Sophomore   

Hudson, Ohio (Hudson)          

Event: Towson Invitational         

Score: 68-73-70 (211) five-under           

Finish: 1st        

Hahn led a dominating performance by the Golden Flashes this weekend winning his first collegiate tournament with a five under 211 (68-73-70). He claimed the individual medalist  honors at the Towson Invitational by two stokes over teammates Mackenzie Hughes and Nick Latimer as Kent State ran away with the team title by a 25 stroke margin.  Hahn, the reigning MAC Golfer of the Year is averaging 72.43 strokes per round this season and had four career runner-up finishes before his win this week. 


Other Nominees

Anthony Novak, Ball State, Sophomore         

Michigan City, Ind. (Michigan City)

Ball State Cardinal Collegiate

Score: 71-73=144         

Finish: 1st        

Novak, who was competing as an individual, won the 2009 Ball State Cardinal Collegiate at Sultan's Run Golf Club in Jasper, Ind., last Saturday.  Novak managed a 71-73-144 to win the event.  Ball State also won the team title with a 297-294=591, to defeat second-place Miami University by 15 strokes.  The 54 hole event was reduced to 36 holes due to weather.


Cam Burke, Eastern Michigan, Junior 

Baden, Ontario (Waterloo Secondary)

Event:   FAU Spring Break Championship 

Score: 211 (64-75-72)   

Finish: 3rd        

Burke found his stroke in a big way this weekend at the FAU Spring Break Championship, March 27-29, recording his first career top five showing with a 54-hole mark of two-under par 211 (64-75-72) for the third place. As a team, Eastern Michigan University also took home a third place finish with a cumulative total of 864 (283-298-283) behind nationally ranked Illinois (847) and Michigan (861).   Burke opened the tournament on the par 71, 6,722-yard Victory Course at Gleneagles Country Club with a scorching round of 64 to hold the top individual spot following the first day of competition. The seven-under par round equaled Burke's career-best 18 hole round that he previously set in the opening round of the Fossum Invitational, April 21, 2007. Additionally, the round of 64 is tied for the lowest single round in EMU history, with only Burke and Korey Mahoney having carded the extraordinary total.

Jeff Dick, Northern Illinois, Sophomore          

Sherman, Texas (Sherman)   

Event: FAU Spring Break Championships  

Score: 75-75-66 (216)   

Finish: 13th      

Dick tied for 13th to lead Northern Illinois at the FAU Spring Break Championships after posting a final round score of five-under par 66 at the Gleneagles Course.  That score ties for the lowest by an NIU golfer this season (spring and fall) and marks a career low for the sophomore.  It was also the second-lowest round of the day at the event.  He finished with a score of three-over par 216 for the 54-hole event after firing rounds of 75 in each of the first two days.