KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Brady Klotz of Bethel (Ind.) has been named the NAIA National Men’s Golfer of the Week, the national office announced Wednesday. Klotz was selected based on his performances from April 8 – 14 and was chosen out of a pool of conference/independent/unaffiliated group golfer of the week selections.
Klotz, a native of Nappanee, Ind., led Bethel to back-to-back tournament victories for the week with a second-place finish at the BC Spring Sprint in Granger, Ind., April 8 and an individual crown at the Pilot Invitational in South Bend, Ind., April 13. At the BC Spring Sprint, which is a 36-hole tournament played in one day, Klotz carded a 74-75—149 to finish three strokes off the lead and second out of 38 golfers. He continued his stellar play at the Pilot Invitation, recording a second round 2-under par 70 to help the Pilots overcome a three-hole deficit and win the team and his first individual title of the season. He finished with a score of 73-70—143 for the event.
The next Men’s Golfer of the Week will be announced on April 24. For the complete 2013 Golfer of the Week schedule, click here.
Nominees: Jose Vega, Bellevue (Neb.); Daniel Jansen, Faulkner (Ala.); Kevin Ritzenhaler, Lourdes (Ohio); Jared Lambert, Corban (Ore.); Aaron Flores, Our Lady of the Lake (Texas); Nate Kolmerten, Indiana Tech; Alastair Tidcombe, Cumberlands (Ky.); Julian Taylor , William Woods (Mo.); Shawn Rodehorst, Concordia (Neb.); Benjamin Gawronski, Madonna (Mich.); Seb Stobart, William Penn (Iowa); Mike Slavin, Grand View (Iowa); Thailer Carlson, AIB (Iowa); Anthony Marchesani, Oklahoma City; Michael Fitzgerald, Holy Cross (Ind.); Trey Stoll, Grace (Ind.); Josh Coletti, Missouri Valley; Parker Ross, Siena Heights (Mich.); Neil Malenke, Northwestern (Iowa); Garrett Bradley, Union (Ky.); Josh Gass, St. Francis (Ill.); Andrew Johnson, Warner Pacific (Ore.); Neil DuPreez, Lubbock Christian (Texas).
2013 Composite Award Winners
Week 1 (March 20): Nathan Anderson, Texas Wesleyan
Week 2 (March 27): Julian Taylor, William Woods (Mo.)
Week 3 (April 3): Anthony Marchesani, Oklahoma City
Week 4 (April 10): Julian Taylor, William Woods (Mo.)
Week 5 (April 17): Brady Klotz, Bethel (Ind.)