Indianapolis—Valparaiso sophomore Nick Seitz (Xenia, Ohio) and Youngstown State junior Bill Gaffney (Buffalo, N.Y.) have been named Horizon League Men’s Co-Golfers of the Week, while UIC junior Kelsey Jensen (Plant City, Fla.) has been named the Horizon League Women’s Golfer of the Week for the period of Sept. 1-10.
Seitz led the Crusaders at the Golfweek Program Challenge at Pawley’s Island, S.C. He finished the tournament in fifth place with a three-round score of 206, 10-under-par. The performance was good enough to capture both the Crusaders' 54-hole relative to par record, as well as the 54-hole overall score, which stood at -5 and 211, respectively, before Seitz’s record-breaking run this past weekend.
Gaffney led Youngstown State to the team title at the Joe Feaganes Marshall Invitational. The Penguins won the 14-team tournament by five shots, finishing with a total team score of one-under-par (851). The junior golfer finished second in the tournament with a three-round score of four-under-par, 213. He fired an opening round 67 to hold the lead after the first day.
Jensen set a program record as she helped lead the Flames to a fourth place finish at the Green Bay Fall Invitational. Her 54-hole score of 226 set a UIC program record and bested the previous record by 17 strokes. Her Monday round of 74 was the second-lowest round in program history and her Sunday score of 75 is third-lowest. The junior finished second in the tournament out of 41 golfers.
Other Top Golfers (Sept. 1-10):
Emily Dixon, Youngstown State – Dixon won the season-opening Roseann Schwartz Invitational with a two-round total of 147. She finished in a tie for 18th out of 80 golfers at last weekend’s Bucknell Invitational.
Kyle Gaines, Detroit – Gaines tied his career low for a round and a 54-hole tournament with a final care of 78-72-70—220 to finish in a tie for sixth place at the Turning Stone Intercollegiate.
Sibil Gill, Valparaiso – Gill finished in a tie for 27th at the Golfweek Program Challenge. He score of 228 over 54 holes, tied for second-best all-time in Crusader history.
Allyson Hackman, Cleveland State – Hackman finished in a tie for fifth in the opening tournament of the season for Vikings and last weekend finished in a tie for 12th out of 80 golfers at the Bucknell Invitational.
Gene Kiela, Green Bay – Kiela finished in second place of Green Bay Invitational.
Steph Laude, Green Bay – Laude led the GB contingent at the Fall Invitational, finishing in a tie for 14th-place out of 41 golfers.
Mitchell Moore, Cleveland State – Moore finished in a tie for second at the Turning Stone Intercollegiate. His second round score of 67 was the low round of the tournament.
Elle Nichols, Oakland – Nichols led the Golden Grizzlies at the Redbird Invitational, finishing in a tie for sixth out of 93 golfers.
Ryan Wenzler, Wright State – Wenzler led WSU with a 23rd place finish out of 92 golfers at the Joe Feagnes Marshall Invitational.
Golfers of the Week:
Sept. 11: Bill Gaffney, Youngstown State, Nick Seitz, Valparaiso; Kelsey Jensen, UIC