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