PROVIDENCE, R.I. - It's déjà vu in BIG EAST golf this week as the Louisville men and St. John's women earn conference honors for the second-straight week. Louisville junior Sebastian Szirmak earned BIG EAST Men's Golfer of the Week honors while St. John's freshman Harin Lee was named BIG EAST Women's Golfer of the Week for the second consecutive week for the week ending April 12, as announced by the conference office on Wednesday.
Lee earned her second-straight BIG EAST Women's Golfer of the Week award after claiming first at the Brown Invitational held at the Rhode Island Country Club in Barrington, R.I., on April 10-11. Lee was unstoppable, shooting a three-under 69 in the first round, only to follow that with a 68 in the final round, finishing with a score of seven-under par (137) to win the tournament by eight strokes. The 68 is the lowest-single round score in St. John's history, topping Renee Cloutier's three-under 69 in the 2006 Legends Shootout and Christina Thomson's three-under 69 in the 2005 Legends Shootout. The individual title was Lee's second of the year. She also helped the Red Storm finish third with a team score of 598. The Red Storm shot 291 in the final round, the lowest single-round team score in program history.
Szirmak became the second consecutive Cardinal to earn BIG EAST Men's Golfer of the Week after finishing in a tie for seventh at the Irish Creek Collegiate held at The Club at Irish Creek in Kannapolis, N.C., on April 9-10. Szirmak secured his third top-10 finish of the season after carding 70-72-69=211 to finish two-under par for the tournament. He helped Louisville to a third-place finish as a team with a three-round score of 856, finishing 12 shots behind team champion Duke.
The BIG EAST Golf Championships will be held April 17-19 at Innisbrook Golf & Spa Resort in Palm Harbor, Fla.