KANSAS CITY, Mo. -Drew Reinland of Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) has been named the NAIA National Men’s Golfer of the Week and Indiana Tech’s Megan Garrison has been tabbed as the Women’s Golfer of the Week, the national office announced Wednesday. Reinland and Garrison were selected based on their performances from April 25 – May 1 and were chosen out of a pool of conference/independent/unaffiliated group golfer of the week selections. The duo are the final selections for the 2011 season.
Reinland carded a 71-72-67—210 to propel the Warriors to the Frontier Conference Tournament title and an automatic bid to the NAIA Men’s Golf National Championships May 24 – 27 in Silvis, Ill. Lewis-Clark State posted a 288-288—576 to defeat Carroll (Mont.) 297-307—604 in the bracket-style event. Reinland, who is a native of College Park, Wash., was named the league’s Freshman of the Year prior to the tournament.
Garrison took top-honors with a 77-78—155 at the Frankly Lady Grizzly Spring Invitational held at the Legends Golf Club in Franklin, Ind., April 30 – May 1. Her 5-over-par 77 was the lowest of the first round. The sophomore hailing from Cutler, Ind., tied her own two-round school record of 155.
Men’s Nominees: Josh Udelhofen, Clarke (Iowa); Wes Drees, IU East; Michael Alread, Tennessee Wesleyan; Derek McConnell, Mount Mercy (Iowa); Armando Villarreal, Texas Wesleyan; Casey Gleich, Minot State (N.D.); Neil Malenke, Northwestern (Iowa); Preston Wilkins, Oklahoma Christian; Pierre Carlsson, Cumberlands (Ky.); Chet Vandenberg, Cornerstone (Mich.); Jordan Janz, Dordt (Iowa).
Women’s Nominees: Kaitlin Allan, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.); Dani Bellet, Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.).
2011 Composite Award Winners (Men’s; Women’s) (Schedule):
Week 1: Aaron Watkins, Cumberlands (Ky.); Shelbye Hill, Lubbock Christian (Texas)
Week 2: Oscar Stark, Oklahoma Christian; Greta Lange, Shorter (Ga.)
Week 3: Greg Richards, SCAD Savannah (Ga.); Laura Jones, Oklahoma City
Week 4: Eric Hartstein, Holy Cross (Ind.); Plern Promboobpa, Park (Mo.)
Week 5: Grant Whybark, St. Francis (Ill.); Laura Jones, Oklahoma City
Week 6: Fredrik Lindblom, Cumberlands (Ky.); Nathalie Silva, California Baptist
Week 7: Fredrik Lindblom, Cumberlands (Ky.); Courtney Huppert, Southwestern (Kan.)
Week 8: Drew Reinland, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho); Megan Garrison, Indiana Tech