Eastern Michigan's Ross Garners Golfer of the Week Honor

Updated 9/13/2006

MAC Men’s Golf: Golfer of the Week

 

Chris Ross

Eastern Michigan

So. ? Dundas, Ontario (Parkside HS)

Sophomore Chris Ross (Dundas, Ontario-Parkside) fired a 146 (74-72) to claim medalist honors at a rain-shortened Cleveland State Invitational here at the par 71, 7,155-yard Sand Ridge Golf Course, Sept. 11-12. The victory was Ross' first career win and also marked his first top 10 finish in 13 tournament appearances. Ross, the Mid-American Conference's 2006 Freshman of the Year, turned in a previous best showing at the Hoya Invitational, Oct. 22-23, 2005, when he finished 11th with a one-over 145 (70-75).

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Other Nominees:

 

Akron

Blake Sattler

Sr. ? New Philadelphia, Ohio (New Philadelphia HS)

Paced the Zips with a three-round total of 227 (72-78-77) and finished tied for 11th place at the Rich Harvest Farms Intercollegiate last weekend. As a team, Akron fired off 933 (309-306-318) strokes on the par-72, 7,325-yard course.

 

Northern Illinois

Zach Jecklin

Jr. ? Bloomington, Ill. (Bloomington HS)

Junior Zach Jecklin turned in a top-20 finish at the highly competitive Rich Harvest Farms Intercollegiate tournament over the weekend, as the Bloomington, Illinois native carded a three-round score of 230 (+14), tying him for 19th overall.

 

Ball State

Wayne Denger

Sr. ? Lebanon, Ind. (Lebanon HS)

Senior Wayne Denger (76-76-75) was BSU's top finisher with a tie for 11th overall as Ball State climbed one spot to finish seventh at the 2006 NCAA Central Regional Preview held at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill. The event, which features 12 teams from the Midwest Region, is based on each team's performances from a year ago and featured teams expected to be in contention for a possible NCAA Regional appearance in 2007. Ball State posted identical rounds of 311 in Saturday's first two rounds for a team score of 622.  The Cardinals posted a 301 in Sunday's final round, just three strokes from a top five team effort and 10 strokes behind second-place Kansas State and Southern Methodist. Louisville, with three sub-300 team rounds, earned the team title.  Ball State placed ahead of Indiana, Michigan, Missouri and Mid-American Conference foes Akron and Kent State.

 

Toledo

Justin Hull

Jr. ? Royal Oak, Mich. (Kimball HS)

Junior Justin Hull (71-78-77-226) led the Rockets at the 2006 Inverness Intercollegiate by tying for 14th place. Hull was tied for fifth place after the first day of the event. The tournament field consisted of six of the Top 30 teams in Golfweek’s Preseason rankings. The tournament also included seven individuals who were named to Golfweek's Preseason All-America team - first-team members Horschel, Kirk and Johnson, second-team selection Brian Harman (Georgia) and third-team members Robert Gates (Texas A&M), Seung-Se Han (UNLV) and Brendon Todd (Georgia).

 

Ohio

Mark Cimarolli

Sr. ?  Pittsburgh, Pa. (Upper St. Clair HS)

Cimarolli registered the best day among his teammates as he helped the

Bobcats to a seventh place finish at the CSU Invitational, while finishing seventh individually.  In the season's first event, the Bobcat senior shot a 74 in the first round, which tied him with two other golfers for the best 18-hole score.  Cimarolli then registered a 76 in the second round.

 

Bowling Green

Jace Walker
Jr. ?  St. Thomas, Ontario (St. Thomas HS)
Junior Jace Walker finished 21st at the Cleveland State Invitational, carding a 156 (80-76). He was the top Falcon finisher.