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Menís Golfer of the Week Ė No. 6

April 25, 2012
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By Jake Knabel, NAIA Communications & Sports Information Intern

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tennessee Wesleyan’s Michael Alread has been named the NAIA National Men’s Golfer of the Week, the national office announced Wednesday. Alread was selected based on his performances from April 16 – 22 and was chosen out of a pool of conference/independent/unaffiliated group golfer of the week selections. The honor is the first such award for Tennessee Wesleyan men’s golf since it began in 2011.

Alread shot a 66-73-70 – 209 in the three-round Appalachian Athletic Conference Tournament April 16 – 17 to take medalist honors for the second-straight season at the event. Alread’s performance allowed the Bulldogs to capture the league team title (284-284-284 – 852) and an automatic berth in the 2012 NAIA Men’s Golf National Championship in Salem, Ore., May 22 – 25. Alread narrowly held off Reinhardt’s (Ga.) Zach Lindsey, who carded a three-round 210, for medalist honors.

The final Men’s Golfer of the Week will be announced on May 2.

Nominees: Dillon Watkins, Texas Wesleyan; Jesse Heinly, Concordia (Ore.); Brandon Thompson, Morningside (Iowa); Cody Rhyne, Ottawa (Kan.); Yousaf Khan, Grand View (Iowa); Joey Duwe, Corban (Ore.); Zach Lindsey, Reinhardt (Ga.); Joey Smart, Indiana East; David Long, Missouri Baptist; Zach Lemons, Asbury (Ky.); Ben Vanbiesbrouck, Cornerstone (Mich.); Tyler Falk, Northwest Christian (Ore.); Joey Bradley, Trevecca Nazarene (Tenn.); Justin Long, Lyon (Ark.).

2012 Composite Award Winners
Week 1: JB Eksteen, Lee (Tenn.)
Week 2: Johnny Schwaller, AIB (Iowa)
Week 3: Alasdair Dalgliesh, Oklahoma Christian
Week 4: Aaron Watkins, Cumberlands (Ky.)
Week 5: Nathan Anderson, Texas Wesleyan
Week 6: Michael Alread, Tennessee Wesleyan