Indianapolis – Green Bay senior Tom Boockmeier (Green Bay, Wis.) has been named the Horizon League Men’s Golfer of the Week, while Youngstown State junior Emily Dixon (Pataskala, Ohio) have been named Women’s Golfers of the Week for the period of April 8-14.
Boockmeier won golfer of the week honors after a stellar three-round performance at the Big Blue Intercollegiate played in Old Hickory, Tenn. After opening the tournament with two rounds of 1-under 71s on Monday, the senior carded eight birdies on Tuesday morning to tie Green Bay’s program record with a round of 7-under 65. Boockmeier had a stretch in his final round where he birdied six straight holes. For the tournament, he finished in fourth place with a three-round score of 207, 9-under par. Boockmeier’s third round 65 ties for the lowest round of golf by a Horizon League player this season and his three-round score of 207 is the second-lowest total score this season for a three-round tournament by a Horizon League golfer.
Dixon captured women’s golfer of the week accolades after claiming medalist honors at the Dolores Black Falcon Invitational played in Bowling Green, Ohio. The junior was three shots behind the leader after one round of play, but fired a final round 71 to overcome the deficit and win by one stroke. She won the event with a two-round score of 145, while YSU placed second out of 11 teams with a two-round team total of 609.
Other Top Golfers (April 8-14):
Evan Bowser, Oakland – Bowser recorded his second top-five finish of the season after finishing fifth out of 90 golfers at the NYX Hoosier Invitational. He recorded his 21st under-par round of his career during the event, tying Oakland’s career mark.
Kelsey Jensen, UIC – Jensen led the Flames at the Dolores Black Falcon Invitational with a two-round total of 166. She was second in the entire field with four birdies.
Sophie Kelner, Cleveland State – Kelner tied for 11th place at the Dolores Black Falcon Invitational with a two-round score of 153.
Elle Nichols, Oakland – Nichols had her fifth top-10 finish of the season last week as she finished in a tie for ninth out of 62 golfers at the Dolores Black Falcon Invite.
Brandon Pluchinsky, Youngstown State – Pluchinsky was YSU’s top finisher by 12 shots at the NYX Hoosier Invitational. He finished the tournament with an even-par 213 to finish in eighth place.
Olivia Richards, Detroit – Richards shot a season-low 74 in the opening round of the Dolores Black Flacon Invitational and finished the tournament with a 151 two-round score to place in a tie for seventh. It was her 18th career top-10 finish.
Ryan Wenzler, Wright State – Wenzler led the Raiders at the Liberty Invitational with a three-round score of 220 to place in a tie for 21st out of 94 golfers.
Golfers of the Week:
Sept. 11: Bill Gaffney, Youngstown State, Nick Seitz, Valparaiso; Kelsey Jensen, UIC
Sept. 25: Nick Scott, Wright State & Allison Mitzel, Youngstown State
Oct. 1: Nick Scott, Wright State & Elle Nichols, Oakland
Oct. 8: Eric Winters, Valparaiso & Aislynn Merling, Youngstown State
Oct. 23: Brandon Pluchinsky, Youngstown State & Elle Nichols, Oakland
March 13: Peter Webb, Valparaiso & Aislynn Merling, Youngstown State
March 20: Jake Kneen, Oakland
March 26: Bill Gaffney, Youngstown State, Allyson Hackman, Cleveland State & Sammi Grunder, Green Bay
April 8: Nick Scott, Wright State & Aislynn Merling, Youngstown State
April 15: Tom Boockmeier, Green Bay & Emily Dixon, Youngstown State