Marshall Men's Golf Finishes Fifth At MAC Championships
Senior Burke Spensky and Freshman Shawn Warren Make All-MAC Teams






Marshall Men's Golf Finishes Fifth At MAC Championships
Senior Burke Spensky and Freshman Shawn Warren Make All-MAC Teams

5/8/2004

  • Individual
  • Team

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Senior Burke Spensky (Huntington, W.Va.) and freshman Shawn Warren (Windham, Maine) led the Thundering Herd to a fifth place finish in the MAC Championships at the Medallion Golf Club Saturday afternoon. Spenksy and Warren tied for sixth place individually in the tournament, which was good enough to put them on the all-MAC team. Spenksy is the first Marshall golfer to be a first team all-MAC selection, and it marks the first time since the Herd rejoined the MAC in 1997 that MU has placed two golfers on all-MAC teams.

    "Overall, I'm pleased with the results and the way things turned out," said Marshall Director of Golf Joe Feaganes. "However, when you don't win the tournament, you always think you can do better - but having a player make first team and second team is very gratifying."

    Warren and Spensky both finished the three-round tournament with a 217. Spensky closed his championship with a 75 ( 73-69-75), while Warren charged to the finish with a final-round 70 (77-70-70). Warren lost MAC Freshman of the Year honors to Kent State's Marc Bourgeois, who also finished the tournament with a 217.

    Junior Brad Tweel (Huntington, W.Va.) also had a strong tournament for Marshall with a 228 (79-73-76), a score that tied him for 30th in the tournament. Senior Ben Minyard (Avondale, Ariz.) finished his final tournament as a Marshall golfer with a 230 (82-74-74), while sophomore Jeremy Graham (Danville, Pa.) posted a 234 (78-79-77).

    Toledo won its second MAC Tournament in three years today behind medalist Brad Heaven (72-70-72=214), who was also named the MAC Golfer of the Year. Heaven becomes the first golfer to win the award three times, as he also won the award in 2001 and 2002.


    Freshman of the Year
    Marc Bourgeois, Kent State



    Coach of the Year

    Jamie Mauntler, Toledo



    Sportsmanship Award

    Adam Balls, Bowling Green



    First Team All-MAC

    Ryan Yip, Kent State

    Peter Laws, Kent State

    Burke Spensky, Marshall

    Brad Heaven, Toledo

    Justin Bertsch, Toledo



    Second Team All-MAC

    Blake Sattler, Akron

    CD Hockersmith, Ball State

    Marc Bourgeois, Kent State

    Shawn Warren, Marshall

    Mark Weghorst, Miami