Senior Bryce Emory (Aurora, Ill./Marmion Academy) of the Northern Illinois men’s golf team was named co-Mid-American Conference Golfer of the Week following his performance at the Jim West Intercollegiate in McKinney, Texas.
The award is his second of the spring, having also received the honors for his fifth-place finish at the Forest Hills Collegiate in early March.
Emory tamed TPC Craig Ranch, shooting even-par over three rounds. The senior turned in 71-72-73 en route to a two-man playoff with TCU’s Sarosh Adi. The pair played the first two sudden-death holes even before Emory ended it with a 15-foot birdie putt on the par-five 18th.
“It is great to see Bryce get rewarded with his second player of the week honor of the season,” said NIU head coach Tom Porten. “Bryce had an excellent tournament, he was in command in all three rounds and I think this will give him a lot of confidence heading into the stretch run of the season.”
The win was the first for Emory in his collegiate career and NIU’s first for an individual since Jeff Dick won the Bearcat Invitational in October of 2010. Emory, who shared this week’s MAC Golfer of the Week honors with Kent State’s Corey Connors, now has two top-five finishes this season and lowered his scoring average by over a stroke with the victory.
Emory and the Huskies will resume their spring slate at the Northwestern Spring Invitational in nearby Glenview, Ill. The two-day event will begin Monday, April 15.
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