Sept. 24, 2008
IRVING, Texas - UAB's Zach Sucher is this week's Conference USA Men's Golfer of the Week after capturing co-medalist honors at the Shoal Creek Intercollegiate in Birmingham, Ala. UTEP's Deborah Martinez claims the Women's Golfer of the Week award. The junior finished in a four way tie for 35th at the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational, shooting a three-round total of 230.
WOMEN'S GOLFER OF THE WEEK
MEN'S GOLFER OF THE WEEK
Zack Sucher - UAB
Sr., Mobile, Ala. (St. Paul's Episcopal)
The 2007-08 Conference USA Golfer of the Year led the Blazers to a third-place finish with a team score of 890 (301-294-295). Sucher tied East Tennessee State's Rhys Enoch for co-medalist honors with a tournament total of two-under par 214. Sucher began the event with an even par 72, followed by a three-under par 69 during the second round. His final round one-over 73 was highlighted by three birdies. The senior finished four strokes ahead of the nearest competition and were the only golfers in the event to finish under par. This is the Sucher's fifth career weekly honor, his first in 2008-09.
Deboarh Martinez - UTEP
Jr., San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico
Martinez, a 2007-08 All Conference USA Third Team and All-Academic Team selection, was the Miner's top finisher at the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M. The junior had her best round in the final round of the competition shooting 78-78-74 in the three-day tournament. Martinez also led the Miner's in their season opening tournament at the Ptarmigan/Ram Fall Classic in Fort Collins, Colo. shooting a two-over par 218 for a 22nd place finish.