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SEC Golfers of the Week: November 2

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GOLFER OF THE WEEK

 Gordon Sargent, Vanderbilt

  • East Lake Cup individual stroke play champion with a 4-under-par 68.
  • Sargent also won his semifinal match play match against Texas 3-up.
  • The sophomore notched three straight birdies from holes Nos. 5-7 to go out in 33 and went 1-under on the back for a one-stroke win over Pepperdine's.
  • Derek Hitchner and Arizona State's Luke Potter.
  • Sargent's only blemish came in the form of a bogey on the par-3 11th.

 Maxwell Ford, Georgia

  • Came in third in the Ka'anapali Classic Collegiate Invitational -- the top finish by an SEC golfer.
  • Set his career low with a 7-under 64 in the final round.
  • Became the 21st Georgia golfer to shoot 7-under (two have shot 9-under, eight have shot 8-under).
  • Landed at 13-under 200 for the tournament.
  • Finish and tournament total both rank No. 2 on his career list.
  • Has a season average of 70.22 for the Bulldogs.

 Gene Zeigler, South Carolina

  • Picked up his first collegiate win by three shots at the Daniel Island
  • Intercollegiate on Tuesday, Nov. 1 ; he led wire-to-wire.
  • Was the only player under par in the 104-man field, posting a 54-hole score of 214 (-2).
  • Opened a six shot lead after 36 holes thanks to a 4-under 68 in the second round ; was the only player in the field all week to shoot a score in the 60s.

FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK

 Carter Loflin, Georgia

  • Came in 10th in the Ka'anapali Classic Collegiate Invitational.
  • All three rounds were in the 60s (3-under 68, 2-under 69, 3-under 68).
  • Finish was a career best.
  • Lowered his season average to 69.67.

WOMEN

GOLFER OF THE WEEK

 Ingrid Lindblad, LSU

In Cabo, at the Battle At the Beach - 1st place, 18-under 195 (67-64-64).

  • Sets school record for both 54-hole aggregate total and under par total in adding to her school record with her 10 individual collegiate championship.
  • Shot 7-under 64 in both the second and third round, tying the aggregate score mark for a single round at LSU. It was the fifth and sixth 64 ever recorded in LSU women's golf history and Lindblad has recorded four of them.
  • In Saturday's 64, had a bogey on the opening hole, and then had six birdies and an eagle the rest of the way.
  • In Sunday's 64, had a clean card with five birdies and an eagle.
  • Lindblad, No. 2 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings, played the par 5 holes in 11-under par for the tournament.
  • Helped LSU record its 50th team win in program history as the Tigers posted a 54-hole total of 14-under par, rallying from five shots down at the start of the round to win by six over TCU.

 Blanca Fernandez Garcia-Poggio, Texas A&M

  • Shot 2-under 70 at the East Lake Cup, winning the stroke play championship.
  • Also dominated her semifinal match, 5&4, versus UCLA, helping advance the Aggies to the championship match.

FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK

 Casey Weidenfeld, Auburn

  • In match play semifinals, came back from being three down through the 10th hole to win including back-to-back wins on 16 and 17 to tie the match through 18.
  • She ultimately took the match against the 36th ranked college golfer in the country according to Golfweek/Sagarin, by winning the first extra hole.
  • The match win in semifinals was the deciding match that sent Auburn to the match play finals (team had 3 match wins, 2 match losses against Oregon to advance).
  • Won in match play finals against Texas A&M's player 3&1 to help win the East Lake Cup for the Tigers.

 Manassanan Chotikabhukkana, Tennessee

  • Notched a career-best performance at the Landfall Tradition in Wilmington, N.C. (-2).
  • Posted a top-15 finish out of the 96-player field (T13).
  • Shot three rounds of par or better (71-71-72).