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    SEC GOLFERS OF THE WEEK (April 3, 2013)
     
    MEN’S GOLFER OF THE WEEK – Axel Boasson, Mississippi State, Junior– Gardabaer, Iceland

    In the process of shooting a 7-under-par, 209 (69+70+70) junior Bulldog Axel Boasson propelled Mississippi State to its third win of the season.
    Boasson’s third-place card was his second Top-Five finish of the season, and his fourth-consecutive Top-15 card.
    The junior is on-pace to have the third-lowest stroke average in MSU history after lowering his average to 72.03 for the year. 
    Boasson is now 500-144-25 against opponents this season. He beat out 72 other golfers at the BancorpSouth Intercollegiate, included in those players was former SEC player of the week Chad Ramey.
    The third win of the season ranks second all-time for most wins in a season for MSU.
     
    WOMEN’S GOLFER OF THE WEEK – Emilie Burger, Georgia,  Senior — Hoschton, Ga.
     
    Won medalist honors at the Bryan National Collegiate by shooting 5-under 211.
    Consistent throughout the weekend, posting successive par-or-better tallies of 72, 70 and 69.
    Played the final five holes of the final round at 4-under en route to victory.
    On a shotgun start, opened the day on No. 3. Was 1-over through 13 holes before a birdie at No. 16 and an eagle-2 at No. 17. Holed out with a 9-iron from 125 yards for the eagle at No. 17.
    After the turn, birdied No. 1 before recording a par at No. 2.
    Defeated Virginia's Brittany Altomare by a single stroke.
    Recorded her second individual title of 2012-13. Also was the medalist at the Mason Rudolph Championship during the fall campaign.
    Posted her 11th, 12th and 13th par-or-better loops in 24 rounds played during 2012-13.
    Notched her fourth top-10 and seventh top-20 performance in eight tournaments this season.
     
    WOMEN’S FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK – Sarah Schmelzel, South Carolina – Phoenix, Ariz.

    Recorded first career top-five finish with a third-place showing at the Bryan National Collegiate. Placed ahead of 13 golfers in the Golfstat Top 50 player rakings.
    Posted rounds of 71-73-71 for a total of 215 (-1), which matches the second-lowest 54-hole total for a freshman in school history.
    Lowered scoring average to 74.74, which ranks 24th overall and fifth among freshmen in the SEC.
    Team finished in eighth place ahead of six teams ranked in the Golfstat Top 50, including No. 2 Duke and No. 9 North Carolina