Oct. 9, 2013
BIG EAST Male Athlete of the Week
Ryan McCormick, St. John’s, Sr. – McCormick holds a stroke average of 72.0 this fall through six rounds of play, which includes a second-place finish at the prestigious Erin Hills Intercollegiate in Hartford, Wis. His 54-hole score of 212 was four under par. The St. John’s team finished sixth. In only two events this fall, McCormick has shot a 71 in three of his six rounds of play and a 70 in the final round at Erin Hills.
BIG EAST Female Athlete of the Week
Erin McClure, Seton Hall, Jr. – McClure leads Seton Hall in scoring this fall. She has recorded two top-10 finishes in three tournaments. She notched her first career top-five finish, taking fourth place in the Bucknell Invitational on Sept. 8. McClure tied for seventh at the Yale Fall Intercollegiate with an eight-over-par 221 on Sept. 22.
BIG EAST Notes
Marquette, DePaul Also Competed At Erin Hills
At Erin HillsMarquette placed ninth and DePaul finished tied for 13th at the Erin Hills Intercollegiate, which concluded Oct. 8. Freshman Henry Klongland has been a leader for the Golden Eagles. He shot a 66, one shot shy of the course record, at the Windon Memorial Classic. Klongland finished the tourney at two-under-par 214. DePaul’s top finisher at Erin Hills was senior Moritz Ackerhans, who tied for 30th… Johnny Spellerberg leads Creighton with a 75.8 stroke average in eight rounds this fall. His low score was a 68 at the Jackrabbit Fall Invite on Sept. 24…Seton Hall’s Lloyd Jefferson Go became only the 14th player in school history to record a sub-par tournament when he was 1-under par at the The Doc Gimmler on Sept. 15.
Butler, Xavier, Creighton, Women Excel
Butler’s Jenna Peters helped the Bulldogs to the team title at Navy Chesapeake Bay Invitational by placing fifth individually with a two-round score of 158. She also finished third at the Butler Fall Invitational with rounds of 73 and 75. Xavier’s Ariel McNair led her team to a second-place finish at the Yale Women’s Fall Intercollegiate, a third-place finish at the IU Fall Kickoff and a fourth-place finish at the LPGA Xavier Invite. Creighton’s Katie Morel has recorded an 83.5 average per round, including a low score of 78 at the Chip-N Club Invitational on Sept. 9…St. John’s senior Jennifer Neville won the Tignanelli Towson Invitational with a two-round 147 on Sept. 9.