By Spencer Scheve, Athletics Communications and Media Intern
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – S.M. Lee of Dalton State (Ga.) has been named the final NAIA National Men's Golfer of the Week, the national office announced Wednesday. Lee was selected based on his performances from April 17 – 23 and was chosen out of a pool of conference, Association of Independent Institutions and unaffiliated group winners.
National Golfer of the Week
S.M. Lee, Dalton State (Ga.)
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• Lee's three-round score of 68-70-68—206 (-7) helped lead the Roadrunners to a first-place team finish out of 10 teams as he earned medalist honors at the Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) Championships in Montgomery, Ala., on April 17-19.
• His seven-under 206 makes him one of only two golfers to shoot under par in each round.
• Lee collected the SSAC Player of the Year, SSAC Freshman of the Year and a First Team All-Conference selection.
• This is Lee's second national weekly honor of the season.
Nominees: Easton Lavelle, Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.); Curtis Brokenbrow, Missouri Baptist; Luke Lambert, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); Matt Contey, Governors State (Ill.); Mitch Lamping, Taylor (Ind.); Nick Schad, Indiana Wesleyan; Diego Gudino, Bellevue (Neb.); Matthew McCurry, Asbury (Ky.); Braden Keown, WVU Tech; Granville Hayes, Midway (Ky.); Taylor Fletcher, IU Kokomo; Rupert Kaminski, Oklahoma City; Connor Hogan, Mobile (Ala.); Dylan Holsclaw, Indiana Tech; Ben Torchia, Lourdes (Ohio)
2017 Men's Golf Composite Award Winners
Week 1 (March 22): Paxton Shuman, Coastal Georgia
Week 2 (March 29): S.M. Lee, Dalton State (Ga.)
Week 3 (April 5): Andre Beccera, Bellevue (Neb.)
Week 4 (April 12): David Ravetto, Texas Wesleyan
Week 5 (April 19): Alec Dutkowski, Taylor (Ind.)
Week 6 (April 26): S.M. Lee, Dalton State (Ga.)