Oct. 11, 2017
IRVING, Texas – Marshall golf came away with both Conference USA Golfers of the Week, the league office announced Wednesday. Men’s senior Alex Weiss and women’s junior Ylva Forslund were both honored for the second time this season.
This was the first double conference golfer of the week for the Herd since March 31, 2010 when Nathan Kerns and Larie Lynch were honored.
Forslund was named women’s golfer of the week back on Sept. 13 after finishing tied for second at the Roseanne Schwartz Invitational, the Herd’s first win of the season. At the Shirley Spork Invitational, Oct. 9-10, Forslund came in second again and helped lead the way for Marshall’s second team win of the fall.
The Vreta Kloster, Sweden, native battled back after ending the first round tied for 16th with a 4-over 76. In the second round, she came through with a 1-under 71 and climbed 14 spots on the leaderboard and was tied for second. Forslund tied for the best score in the third and final round with a 1-over 73 and ended the tournament just two shots off the lead. She was one of four Herd golfers all in the top 10.
Weiss has won the weekly award now in back-to-back weeks. He has finished in the top five in each of the Herd’s four fall tournaments. His win at the Health Plan Mountaineer Invitational (Oct. 9-10) was his second tournament win of the season, with an 8-under 208. His season stroke average is 68.36.
The Pickerington, Ohio, native shot a 1-under 71 in the first round. Weiss bounced back after a rough start to the second round as he was 3-over in the first eight holes. He then birdied the next five holes to reach 2-under and stayed there through the rest of the round. The senior leader put the field away in the third round with a 5-under 67 and finished three shots ahead of the runner-up.
The women’s golf team is back out on the course next at the Bill Berg Invitational, Oct. 16-17, in Hayesville, N.C. The men’s golf team will have a little break before its next tournament at the ODU/OBX Intercollegiate, Oct. 22-24, in Outer Banks, N.C.