INDIANAPOLIS -- Valparaiso freshman Peter Webb (Madison, Wis.) has been named Horizon League Men’s Golfer of the Week, while Valparaiso senior Michelle Kleckner (New Brighton, Minn.), has been named Horizon League Women’s Golfer of the Week for Sept. 1-11.
Webb made an impressive debut at the Battle of the Tetons in Victor, Idaho. The freshman led the team with scores of 72-71-71 (214, -2), good for third place overall. The 54-hole total of 2-under-par is just the third time a Crusader golfer has gone under par at a 54-hole tournament since the program’s revival in 2010. Webb picked up where he left off at this week’s Golfweek Program Challenge in Myrtle Beach, S.C., again tying for third place. The freshman fired rounds of 67-67-76 (211, -5).
Kleckner started off her season setting the 54-hole Crusader program record shooting rounds of 77-74-74 (225, +12) at the Golfweek Program Challenge in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The impressive total bettered the previous Crusader record by three shots.
The Crusader men tee it up next on Sept. 16 at the John Piper Intercollegiate in Bowling Green, Ohio; while the women have the next week off before traveling to the SUIE DoubleTree Invitational in Edwardsville, Ill. on Sept. 23.
Top Golfers for the Week:
Tom Boockmeier, Green Bay (Jr., Green Bay, Wis.) - Boockmeier opened the season with a T6 at the Green Bay Shootout, firing a 76 (+4). The junior then shot rounds of 71-70 (141, -3) to best a field of 44 golfers at the Green Bay Invitational.
Brendan Byrne, Cleveland State (Sr., Strongsville, Ohio) - Opened the season with a T16 at the Turning Stone Tiger Intercollegiate with rounds of 74-74-71 (219, +3). Followed that up with a T9 at the Marshall Fall Invitational shooting rounds of 71-70-71 (212, -1).
Wil Wittman, Detroit (So., Combine Locks, Wis.) - Tallied a career-low 74-69-68 (211, -5) at the Turning Stone Tiger Intercollegiate, which included a career-best 68 in the final round.
Bryan Yeo, Youngstown State (Jr., LaGrange. Ohio) - Opened his season with a seventh place finish at the Colgate Invitational. Yeo shot rounds of 72-73-74 (219, +3).
Allyson Hackman, Cleveland State (So., Brownstown, Ind.) - Tied for 16th place at the Lady Bison Invitational with rounds of 78-80-77 (235, +25).
Aislynn Merling, Youngstown State (Jr., York, Pa.) - Tied for 16th place at the IU Fall Kickoff, shooting rounds of 77-74 (151, +7).
Julia Montgomery, Oakland (Fr., Utica, Mich.) - Started off her collegiate career with rounds of 76-73-79 (228, +12) tying for 19th place at the Redbird Invitational.
Golfers of the Week:
Sept. 11: Peter Webb (Valparaiso); Michelle Kleckner (Valparaiso)