MAC Announces Men's Golfer of the Week

Updated 3/17/2011

MAC Men's Golfer of the Week
Casey Olsen, Eastern Michigan
Sophomore, Okemos, Mich. (Okemos)
Pinehurst Intercollegiate, Par 71
72-69-72, (213, t-3rd)
After holding down the top spot on the leader board after day two, sophomore Casey Olsen (Okemos, Mich.-Okemos-Oakland University) finished with a round of 72 in a tie for third place with a 213 (72-69-72). The Okemos, Mich. native's three-day total is the best of his short EMU career, bettering a 49th place showing just a week ago at the USF Invitational, March 4-6. The Eastern Michigan University's men's golf team placed ninth at the three-day Pinehurst Intercollegiate, which concluded Sunday, March 13. After rounds of 291 and 303 on Friday and Saturday, EMU finished with a 306 in the final round. Eastern's three-round total of 900 was two shots better than Marshall University and Xavier University who tied for 10th place. The 16-team event was contested on the par-71 Pinehurst No. 6 course.

Other Nominees:
Eric Steger, Ball State
Senior, Noblesville, Ind. (Noblesville)
Rio Pinar Invitational, Par 72
71-72-71 (214, t-10th)
Eric Steger tied for 10th at the Rio Pinar Invitational with a 71-72-71=214 . . . It marked Steger's fourth top-10 finish of the season . . . He helped the Cardinals to a tie for 10th in the 18-team field.

Nathan Sutherland, Miami
Senior, Wyomissing, Pa. (Wyomissing)
Rio Pinar Invitational, Par 72
73-69-72 (214, t-10th)
Nathan was Miami's top finisher at the Rio Pinar Invitational and also tied for the top MAC finisher at 2 under par. It was his sixth top-10 finish of the season and the third tournament in a row. The 69 in the second round was his eighth round in the 60s this season.

Tim Kay, Northern Illinois
RS Senior, Bartlett, Ill. (Bartlett)
Rio Pinar Invitational, Par 72
76-77-72 (225, t-49th)
Redshirt senior Tim Kay provided the final day's fireworks for NIU, striking for four birdies at Rio Pinar Country Club. The Huskies' most experienced player shot even-par 72 in his 117th collegiate round. "I can't say enough about Tim Kay," NIU head coach Tom Porten said. "He played really solid golf the last two days. I really like the way he competed and played a very strong round today. He's building some confidence going into the second half of the Florida swing."