PROVIDENCE, R.I. – DePaul freshman Moritz Ackerhans earned BIG EAST Men’s Golfer of the Week honors while Notre Dame junior Becca Huffer was named BIG EAST Women’s Golfer of the Week for the week ending March 29, as announced by the conference office on Wednesday.
Huffer earned the BIG EAST Women’s Golfer of the Week award after finishing second of 78 competitors at the John Kirk/Panther Intercollegiate Invitational at Eagle’s Landing Country Club in Stockbridge, Ga. The junior shot rounds of 70, 71 and 70 to finish with a career-best 54-hole total of 211 (-5). She finished just one stroke behind individual champion Mitsuki Katahira of Daytona State. Huffer led the Irish to a first-place finish, as the team tallied a score of 888 (+24). It was Huffer’s highest individual finish this season.
Ackerhans earns BIG EAST Men’s Golfer of the Week after tying for second at the Spring Break Championship at Gleneagles Country Club in Delray Beach, Fla. Ackerhans shot rounds of 69, 69 and 73 to finish with a three-round total of 211 (-5). The freshman notched DePaul’s best single-round total (69), best 54-hole total (211) and best finish (tied for second) of the season. Ackerhans led the tournament after the first two rounds with back-to-back scores of 69 in just his third career collegiate tournament. He helped DePaul to sixth-place as a team, the highest team finish for the Blue Demons this season.
The next BIG EAST Golfer of the Week release will be on April 6.