INDIANPOLIS – Detroit Mercy senior Kyle Gaines took medalist honors at the Bulldog Florida Invitational last week and has been named Horizon League Golfer of the Week. Gaines fired a 1-under 71 during the opening round and closed with a 74 in the final round, including an eagle on No. 17.
Men’s Golfer of the Week | Kyle Gaines | Detroit Mercy | Senior | Oxford, Mich.
Gaines played in the top group for the final round of the Bulldog Florida Invitational after his 1-under 71 on the opening 18 – where he trailed by one shot – but he climbed to the top with his 2-over 74 to win his first collegiate event by a stroke with a 145 scorecard.
The win was in true comeback style as he eagled the 17th hole and then parred the final one to register the victory.
Gaines now has nine career top-10 finishes and his 145 score was just two shots off his career low of 143 at the 2014 Cleveland State Invite.
2017 Men’s Golfers of the Week
March 1 – Patrick Luth, Cleveland State
March 8 – Jake Kneen, Oakland
March 15 – Kyle Gaines, Detroit Mercy
2017 Women’s Golfers of the Week
Feb. 22 – Morgan Smith, Oakland
March 1 – Karsen Johnston, Oakland | Kaylee Neumeister, Cleveland State