Pioneer duo shares final #SummitGF men's weekly honor

Denver's Esteban Missura and John Sand tied for eighth at the Ping Cougar Classic last week to share the final #SummitGF men's weekly accolade.
Denver's Esteban Missura and John Sand tied for eighth at the Ping Cougar Classic last week to share the final #SummitGF men's weekly accolade.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A pair of Denver Pioneers shared the final #SummitGF men's weekly accolade as sophomore John Sand and redshirt freshman Esteban Missura were honored for the first time in their careers.

Both golfers tied for eighth as they led the Pioneers to a fifth-place finish at the Ping Cougar Classic and the team's lowest 54-hole score of the season at 850 (-14).

Sand and Missura both opened the event with a 68 (-4) and finished with 211 totals (-5) to rack up top-10 finishes. For Sand, he fired back-to-back 68's to shoot the lowest rounds of his collegiate career and his career-best 211 total provided him with the best finish of his young career.

Missura was at par or better in all three rounds in Provo and now has nine such rounds on the season. He backed up his 68 with a 71 in round two and an even-par 72 in the finale.

The Pioneers will be the top seed at The Summit League Men's Golf Championship next week at the Sand Creek Station Golf Club in Newton, Kan. First-round play is set to start at 8 a.m. CT on Sunday.
  
Co-Male Golfers of the Week
Esteban Missura, Denver
RFr. | Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador
• Earned the first weekly honor of his career
• Posted second top-10 finish of the season
• Owns a 73.6 stroke average entering Summit League Championship

John Sand, Denver
So. | Hoquiam, Wash.
• Earned the first weekly honor of his career
• T-8 finish was the best of his career
• Owns a 74.33 stroke average entering Summit League Championship 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
March 27
Female: Maddie Herzog, North Dakota State
Male: Cal McCoy, Denver
April 3
Female:
Mary Weinstein, Denver
Male: Callahan Elzey, Purdue Fort Wayne
April 10
Female:
Beatriz Garcia, Oral Roberts
Male:
Cody Burrows, Oral Roberts
April 17
Female:
Mary Weinstein, Denver
Male:
Zach Schroeder, Purdue Fort Wayne
Male: Jackson Wetherbee, Western Illinois
April 24
Male:
Esteban Missura, Denver
Male: John Sand, Denver

Also Nominated for Male Golfer of the Week: Cody Burrows, Oral Roberts

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