Bison sweep Summit League weekly golf honors

NDSU's Andrew Israelson and Taylor McCorkle were rewarded for their outstanding performances on the golf course last week.
NDSU's Andrew Israelson and Taylor McCorkle were rewarded for their outstanding performances on the golf course last week.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – North Dakota State's Taylor McCorkle and Andrew Israelson swept the latest Summit League Golfer of the Week honors after standout performances in Utah and Arizona.

McCorkle closed out the Pizza Hut Lady Thunderbird Invitational with a NDSU single-round record score of 65 (-7). The sophomore also finished the 36-hole event with a new program record of 141 (-3) and overcame a six-shot deficit en route to her first career medalist honors.

McCorkle was one of three Summit League golfers to post a top-five finish at the event. Oral Roberts' Sarah Bell held the first-round lead following a 70 (-2) and ended up in a tie for fourth with a 146 (+2) total. South Dakota State's Sydney Bormann finished third after rounds of 73-72 (145; +1).

Israelson turned in the fourth top-five finish of his career at the Grand Canyon Invitational. The junior tied for fourth in the 112-player field with a 54-hole total of 207 (-9). All three of his rounds were under par and he capped the week with a season-low 67 (-5) in the final round.
  
Female Golfer of the Week
Taylor McCorkle, North Dakota State
So. | Oregon, Wis.
• Earned the first weekly honor of her career
• The medalist honors were the second of her career and season (2018 Diane Thomason Invitational)
• Final-round 65 (-7) was one stroke better than NDSU's previous record held by current LPGA member Amy (Anderson) Olson

Male Golfer of the Week
Andrew Israelson, North Dakota State
Jr. | Staples, Minn.
• First weekly honor of the season and fourth of his career
• Posted 10 rounds of par or better on the season
• 207 total was a 23-stroke improvement from his previous tournament

Previous Award Winners (2018-19)
Fall Golfers of the Month
September
Female: Teresa Toscano, South Dakota State
Male: Cody Burrows, Oral Roberts
October
Female: Teresa Toscano, South Dakota State
Male: Cody Burrows, Oral Roberts

Spring Golfers of the Week
January 30
Female: Sophie Newlove, Denver
February 6
Female: Paige Bird, Purdue Fort Wayne
Male: Cal McCoy, Denver
February 13
Female: Sarah Bell, Oral Roberts
Male: Cody Burrows, Oral Roberts
February 20
Female: Teresa Toscano, South Dakota State
Male: Van Holmgren, North Dakota State
February 27
Female: Teresa Toscano, South Dakota State
Male: Van Holmgren, North Dakota State
March 13
Female: Teresa Toscano, South Dakota State
Male: Cody Burrows, Oral Roberts
March 20
Female:
Taylor McCorkle, North Dakota State
Male:
Andrew Israelson, North Dakota State

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