Indianapolis – Wright State junior Nick Scott (Union, Ohio) and Oakland freshman Elle Nichols (Okemos, Mich.) have been named the Horizon League Golfers of the Week for the period of Sept. 25-30.
Scott finished in a tie for first at the Cleveland State Invitational after firing a two-round score of three-under-par. The final round of play was washed out. He is the first WSU medalist in a tournament since Brandon Knutson won the Horizon League in 2006 and he’s the first winner of a regular season tournament since 2002.
Scott has now won back-to-back Men’s Golfer of the Week Awards. He has played four of his last five rounds below par.
Nichols earned Golfer of the Week honors after winning the Golden Grizzlies Invitational. She carded a 74-75 to finish one shot ahead of second place. It was Nichols first collegiate win in just her third tournament. She is the first Oakland player to finish as medalist since 2011.
Other Top Golfers (Sept. 25-Sept. 30):
Evan Bowser, Oakland – Bowser was the top Oakland finisher at the CSU Invitational. He finished in a tie for fifth with a two-round score of one-under-par.
Bill Gaffney, Youngstown State – Gaffney finished in third place out of 74 golfers at the CSU Invitational. He was tied for the lead following the opening round and finished with a two-round score of two-under-par.
Kyle Gaines, Detroit – Gaines tallied a career-low 143 in two rounds of play at the CSU Invitational to finish in a tie for fifth place out of 74 golfers.
Gene Kiela, Green Bay – Kiela rallied from seven shot behind in final round to force a playoff. Lost in playoff to finish runner-up, his second career runner-up finish.
Patrick Luth, Cleveland State – Luth was the Vikings top finisher at the CSU Invitational Invitational, tying for fifth place with rounds of 70-73.
Aislynn Merling, Youngstown State – Merling was the top finisher for Oakland at the Golden Grizzly Invitational. She finished in fourth place out of 45 golfers after shooting a final round 74.
Olivia Richards, Detroit – Richards led the Titans at the Golden Grizzly Invite with a seventh place finish. It was her 17th career top-10 finish, tying her for fourth in school history.
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