MAC Men's Golfer of the Week

Updated 4/21/2011

MAC Men's Golfer of the Week
Eric Steger, Ball State
Senior, Noblesville, Ind. (Noblesville)
Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational, Par 70
67-72-75 (214, 1st)
Eric Steger won his first collegiate golf tournament with a one-stroke victory over teammate Tyler Merkel at Ball State's own Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational at Delaware Country Club in Muncie, Ind. Steger carded a 67-72-75=214 to win the event and lead the Cardinals to a team victory. Ball State won the event with a 354-372-378=1104 by nine strokes over Bowling Green. The victory marked the 12th tournament title in head coach Mike Fleck's 13 seasons. It also marked the second straight tournament won by a Ball State golfer. Merkel won the adidas Hoosier Invitational April 9-10.

Additional Nominees:
Charlie Bull, Akron
Freshman, London, England (Bradfield College)
Illini Spring Classic, Par 72
73-73 (146, t-3rd)
Freshman Charlie Bull helped the Zips to their first team title of the season at the Illini Spring Classic. Akron defeated nine of the 11 Big Ten schools at the event in addition to taking down seven Golfweek Top-100 teams. Bull was one of three Zips to finish tied for third after carding back-to-back rounds of 1-over 73. The event was cut short by 18 holes due to inclement weather.

Scott Landreth, Akron
Junior, Stratford, Ontario (St. Michael's Catholic)
Illini Spring Classic, Par 72
73-73 (146, t-3rd)
Junior Scott Landreth helped the Zips to their first team title of the season at the Illini Spring Classic. Akron defeated nine of the 11 Big Ten schools at the event in addition to taking down seven Golfweek Top-100 teams. Landreth was one of three Zips to finish tied for third after carding back-to-back rounds of 1-over 73. The event was cut short by 18 holes due to inclement weather.

Cameron Simmons, Akron
Sophomore, Acworth, Ga. (Harrison)
Illini Spring Classic, Par 72
75-71 (146, t-3rd)
Sophomore Cameron Simmons helped the Zips to their first team title of the season at the Illini Spring Classic. Akron defeated nine of the 11 Big Ten schools at the event in addition to taking down seven Golfweek Top-100 teams. Simmons was one of three Zips to finish tied for third after carding rounds of 3-over 75 and 1-under 71. His final-round 71 was the top round of the event for the Zips. The event was cut short by 18 holes due to inclement weather.

Brian Churchill-Smith, Eastern Michigan
Freshman, Oakville, Ontario (Oakville Trafalgar)
Hawkeye-TaylorMade Invitational, Par 72
76-75 (151, t-17th)
Eastern Michigan University freshman Brian Churchill-Smith (Oakville, Ontario, Canada-Oakville Trafalgar) turned in his fourth top-20 showing of the season, turning in a tie for 17th place at the Hawkeye-TaylorMade Invitational, April 16-17. The Oakville, Ontario native carded a 75 in the final round to finish with a 151 (76-75). After snow fell on the par 72, 7,180-yard Finkbine Golf Course during Saturday's scheduled 36-holes, the teams saw temperatures hovering in the low-50s with light winds. As a team, the Eagles finished in 10th place with a team score of 615 (315-300) as host Iowa took home the invitational hardware with a 589 (298-291). Charlotte and Missouri finished three strokes back with a 592. The Hawkeyes' Vince India and the 49ers' Andy Sajevic shared medalist honors with a two-under par 142. There were 11 teams in the field.

John Hahn, Kent State
Senior, Las Vegas, Nev. (Hudson)
Aggie Invitational, Par 72
74-76-75 (225, t-24th)
Senior John Hahn (Las Vegas, Nev. / Hudson [Ohio]) held Kent State's top honors this weekend. Hahn, who tied for 24th, wrapped up his 225 (74-76-75) at the Aggie Invitational with a final round 75. The high caliber field featured five teams ranked in the top 30 as the No. 37 Golden Flashes finished sixth of 11 teams.

Andrew Frame, Northern Illinois
RS Senior, Manteno, Ill. (Manteno)
Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational, Par 70
69-76-72 (217, t-5th)
Redshirt senior Andrew Frame maintained his second-round tie for fifth to lead the Huskies to their third-place finish at the Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational. A final-round 72 clinched the veteran his eighth career top-10 finish. Frame made a charge at the individual title on the front nine, dropping birdies on four of the first seven holes. He weathered the blustery conditions the rest of the way en route to his two-over round.