MAC Announces Women's Golfer of the Week

Updated 3/5/2008

Women’s Golfer of the Week

Catherine Fortin, Eastern Michigan, Sr., Beauceville, Canada/Polyvalente St. Francois

Fortin captured medalist honors after firing a 150 (73-77). Her score is a personal best for a two round tournament, besting her previous low of 151 set earlier this season at the NIU Brickyard Invitational, Sept. 10-11, 2007. Fortin's 36-hole total is also tied for the six lowest mark in program history. Overall, the first place finish is her third of her career and her first tournament win since last season at the Baja Invitational, Feb. 12-13, 2007. Additionally, it is her 15 career top 10 finish and the 28th career top 20 showing in 35 events. The Eastern Michigan University women's golf team carded a 315 in the final round of the Red Rocks Invitational to capture a two-stoke victory in the 15-team field here Sunday at par 72, 6,114 yard Oak Creek Country Club. The Eagles posted a score of 626 for the tournament (311-215). Western Michigan University finished second with a 628 (309-319) and host Northern Arizona University was third with a team total of 632 (314-318).

Additional Nominee

Elise Swartout, Western Michigan, So., Ann Arbor, Mich. /Ann Arbor Pioneer

Elise Swartout answered her first-round score of 76 with a mirror effort on Sunday, closing out with another 4-over par 76. Her two-round total of 152 matched Oral Roberts University's Chrisy Carter for third place.  "It was a pretty uneventful round but I was able to string together a few pars and get up and down a couple of times to save par," commented Swartout after her round. "The conditions were a little different today, a little colder and a little more wind but overall I am happy with the way I played."