Women’s Golfer of the Week
Sarah Westaway, Ball State
Junior, St. Thomas, Ontario (St. Joseph’s Catholic)
Sarah Westaway tied for second place individually over the weekend at Ball State’s Angola Shootout. She helped the Cardinals claim the team title in the weather-shortened, 18-hole event, and defeat five other Mid-American Conference teams. Westaway carded a 3-over par round of 75 in cold, windy conditions on a par-72, 6,125-yard layout at Glendarin Hills Golf Club in Angola, Ind. The second-place finish was the best career result for Westaway, who bested her season average by six strokes. She and teammate Jenna Hague were tied as the top MAC golfers in the field, which included seven teams and 51 total golfers.
Men’s Golfer of the Week
Taylor Pendrith, Kent State
Junior, Richmond Hill, Ontario (Bayview Secondary)
Junior Taylor Pendrith shot a 1-under, 215 to finish third at the Boilermaker Invitational, hosted at the Kampen Course in West Lafayette, Ind. Pendrith shot nine birdies and added an eagle over the three rounds of play. He shot a 2-under, 70 in the final round to drop below par for the tournament. Pendrith claimed at least of share of the lead for the No. 19 Golden Flashes in each round, helping them to finish tied for sixth.
Sara Chaves, Akron
Junior, Bogota, Colombia (Abraham Lincoln High School)
Sara Chaves posted the first top-five finish of her Akron career, finishing tied for fourth place at the weather-shortened Angola Shootout over the weekend. After cold temperatures and overnight snow shortened the event to just 18 holes, Chaves hit the course to fire a round of 4-over 76 to lead the way for the Zips.
Patricia Holt, Bowling Green
Sophomore, Frisco, Texas (Texas)
Patricia Holt finished tied for fourth at the Angola Shootout with an 18-hole score of 76, her fourth-best score of the season. Holt helped lead the Falcons to a fourth-place finish at the tournament, their last event prior to the MAC Championships.
Jennifer Ha, Kent State
Sophomore, Alberta, Calgary (Sir Winston Churchill)
Sophomore Jennifer Ha a 9-over, 225 to finish tied for third at the Lady Buckeye Invitational, hosted at the OSU Scarlet Course in Columbus, Ohio. Ha had ten birdies and finished just one stroke out of second in a field that featured three top-30 teams and five top-100 individuals. She finished ahead of No. 16 Caroline Powers from Michigan State, which is the conference’s only win over a top-25 golfer this year, as well as No. 26 Paula Reto of Purdue.
Manisa Isavas, Toledo
Freshman, Bangkok, Thailand
Freshman Manisa Isavas helped Toledo finish in second place last Saturday in the Angola Shootout hosted by Ball State University. The one-day tournament was reduced to 18 holes due to snow. Isavas tied for fourth place overall with a four-over par 76.
Charlie Bull, Akron
Junior, London, England (Bradfield College)
Charlie Bull continued his strong play during the spring season, posting his fourth-straight top-20 finish over the weekend. Bull led the Zips with an eighth-place showing at the highly competitive Boilermaker Invitational. Bull opened play with back-to-back rounds under par, firing a 2-under 70 and a 1-under 71. On Sunday, Bull closed out the regular season with a round of 4-over 76 to finish with a 54-hole tally of 217 (+1). The event included eight teams and four players inside the Golfstat Top-100.
James Blackwell, Ball State
Freshman, Buffalo, N.Y. (St. Joe’s Collegiate Institute)
James Blackwell carded a 1-over par 73 last week to finish in second place at the Butler Spring Invitational. The tournament, played on a par-72, 6,960-yard layout at Prestwick Country Club in Avon, Ind., was shortened to 18 holes because of rain. Blackwell’s 73 marked the lowest round of his college career, while the second-place finish was also his best. One of four Ball State individuals at the event, Blackwell finished two strokes off the lead in the field of 23 golfers.
Ryan Triller, Bowling Green
Sophomore, Street, Mary. (North Hartford)
Ryan Triller finished tied for seventh at the Rutherford Intercollegiate with a 54-hole score of 222, the second-best score of his Falcon career. His seventh-place finish at the tournament was the best of his career at BGSU. Triller opened with a 73, followed by 74 and 74.
Brett White, Eastern Michigan
Freshman, Kentwood, Mich. (East Kentwood)
Freshman Brett White wrapped up a strong tournament with a 75 to remain in a tie for 27th in the final standings with a 224 (78-71-75) at the at the Boilermaker Invitational, April 20-21.
Connor Coldwater, Ohio University
Junior, Clarks Summit, Pa. (Abington Heights)
Coldwater matched the best finish of his career to lead the Bobcats at the Rutherford Intercollegiate in University Park, Pa., this past weekend. The Clarks Summit, Pa., product fired a final round 71 to finish the tournament tied for seventh out of 75 competitors. His three-round total of 222 (79-72-71, +9) was just three shots off his personal best 54-hole score (219), while just two golfers among the field posted a score better than Coldwater’s in the final round.
Chris Selfridge, Toledo
Sophomore, Castledawson, Northern Ireland (St. Pius X College)
Sophomore Chris Selfridge led Toledo at the Boilermaker Invitational with his seventh Top 10 finish in nine tournaments this season. Selfridge tied for ninth place and carded Toledo’s top round on Sunday with an even-par 72 to finish with a two-over par 218 (73-73-72) over 54 holes. Selfridge now leads the MAC with a 71. 8 stroke average.