ELMHURST, Ill. – Denver's Lauren Whyte and South Dakota's Jacob Michel were named the Summit League Golfers of the Week Wednesday afternoon for their performances to begin the 2018 spring season.
Whyte finished second overall in a dual competition with No. 6 Arizona State, posting a 1-over-par 73 scorecard, while Michel recorded a 15-over 231 score at the Pepperdine Waves Challenge. Whyte and the No. 20 Pioneers were edged out by the defending NCAA national champion Sun Devils, 298-299. Michel penciled in an 8-over 80 during first-round action, but rallied for rounds of 74 and 77 to close out the tournament with a scoring average of 77.
Lauren Whyte, DENVER
Sr. // St. Andrews, Scotland
- Competed at the Arizona State Dual last Sunday
- Finished second in the field with a 1-over 73 scorecard
- Second-career Summit League Golfer of the Week honor
Previous Winners: NDSU's Natalie Roth (September) // DU's Sophie Newlove (October)
Jacob Michel, SOUTH DAKOTA
Fr. // Lodi, Wis.
- Competed at the Pepperdine Waves Challenge Monday and Tuesday
- Tallied rounds of 80-74-77—231 to finish 15-over and tied for 16th individually (field of 78)
- His second-round 2-over 74 was the best round of any Coyote at the PWC
- Michel and the 'Yotes earned seventh-place as a squad
- First-career Summit League Golfer of the Week honor
Also nominated: Chris Korte (Denver)
Previous Winners: USD's Tommy Vining (September and October)
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Through 35 years of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of nearly 100,000 at eight institutions, including three located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Fort Wayne (Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne), North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), Oral Roberts University, the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University with the University of North Dakota becoming an official member on July 1, 2018. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced nine NCAA Champions along with over 90 Academic All-Americans, nearly 100 All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes competing at the highest professional level. For more information about the league, visit www.thesummitleague.org website, follow The Summit League on Twitter @thesummitleague.