PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Notre Dame junior Tom Usher earned BIG EAST Men's Golfer of the Week honors while St. John's sophomore Sebin Kim was named BIG EAST Women's Golfer of the Week for the week ending March 22, as announced by the conference office on Wednesday.
Kim earned her first career BIG EAST Women's Golfer of the Week award after finishing in a tie for second at the C&F Bank Intercollegiate at the Ford's Colony Country Club in Williamsburg, Va. The sophomore finished with a two-round score of 148 (+4), firing a 74 in each round. Kim led the 112-player field with six birdies, while finishing with an even scoring average on par 4s. She tied for second with teammate Harin Lee. The field featured Yale's Seo Hee Moon, who is ranked 31st by GolfWeek. Three teams in GolfWeek's top 100 competed, including Yale (69th), Penn State (71st), and Penn (76th). Kim finished ahead of 15 of the 16 golfers from those top-100 teams. The second-place finish was the best of Kim's career, and marked her fourth top-25 showing this year. She helped the Red Storm finish second of 22 teams with a score of 616.
Usher earns BIG EAST Men's Golfer of the week after tying for 20th at the Schenkel Invitational at Forest Heights Country Club March 18-20. The junior finished with a three-round score of 218 (+2), firing rounds of 74, 69 and 75. The 20th-place finish marked Usher's fifth top-25 finish in a tournament this season. Of the 84 individuals in the field, 17 were ranked in the Golfstat top 100 while seven of the 15 teams were ranked in the Golfstat top 50. Usher's second and third round scores were the lowest for the Irish on each day. His second round total of 69 is his seventh round below par and the fourth time he has shot in the 60's this season. Usher has been the top Irish finisher in each of the team's three tournaments.
The next BIG EAST Golfer of the Week release will be on March 30.