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SEC Golf Athletes of the Week: Sept. 27

69 days ago
SEC Staff
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Men's Golfer of the Week
Nick Dunlap  Alabama
So. Huntsville, Ala. 
  • Dunlap stole the show in the final round of the SEC Match Play hosted by Jerry Pate, carding an 8-under par 63 on his way to winning the individual stroke play title 15-under par 198 (70-65-63)
  • The Huntsville, Ala., native drained a 10-foot birdie putt on his 18th hole to move past Vanderbilt's Gordon Sargeant (-14) as the individual stroke play medalist
  • It was Dunlap's second collegiate win of his collegiate career, and first of the season, after he claimed the Linger Longer Invitational last spring
  • Dunlap's total of 198 (70-65-63) tied for the second-lowest 54-hole tournament total in school history, second only to Bobby Wyatt's school record 192 in the 2014 SEC Championship.
  • He set personal-best marks this week for 18-hole score (63), 54-hole total and score vs. par (-15) and matched Mark Harrell for the Jerry Pate tournament's 54-hole tournament record, which was set back in 2007
  • Dunlap became the fifth UA golfer to card a round sub-200 score for a tournament, and the first to do so since Robby Shelton achieved the feat in the 2015 Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate

Women's Golfer of the Week
Caitlyn Macnab  Ole Miss
Jr. Johannesburg, South Africa 
  • Won the Mason Rudolph Championship individual title
  • Brought home her second medalist finish of her career and the first individual title of the year for the Rebels with a 204 (-12)
  • Shot all three rounds under par (69-67-68)
  • Ranked No. 2 in the field for birdies (17) and par-3 scoring (-3) on the week
  • Had a perfect final round as she tallied four birdies and 14 pars
  • Has finished in the top five at both tournaments so far this fall and has shot under-par in five of her six rounds this season
  • Marks the 31st golfer in Ole Miss program history to secure an individual title and the 11th under head coach, Kory Henkes
  • Helped the Rebels to their second top five finish of the year with a team three-round total of 853 (-11)
  • Helped Ole Miss lead the field in par-3 scoring (+1)

Women's Freshman of the Week
Sophie Stevens   Florida
Fr. Highland, Mich.
  • Helped Gators win first event of the season by six shots at the Glass City Invitational
  • Finished T7 in her second collegiate tournament
  • Had a 54-hole score of 216 (E)
  • Shot two rounds of even or under par (71-72)