By Mike DeVader, Communications and Sports Information Intern
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Sean Elliott of Dalton State (Ga.) has been named the NAIA National Men’s Golfer of the Week, the national office announced Wednesday. He was selected based on his performances from April 13 – 19 and was chosen out of a pool of conference, Association of Independent Institutions and unaffiliated group winners.
National Golfer of the Week
Sean Elliott, Dalton State (Ga.)
So., Westfield, N.J.
• Elliott was the individual medalist at the Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) Championship, carding 10-under par at the Montgomery Country Club in Montgomery, Ala., on April 13-15.
• The sophomore trailed going into the final round, but roared back with a 6-under par 64 to come from behind and outlast teammate Levi Nix for the win.
• Helped his 11th-ranked club win their first SSAC Men’s Golf Championship. The Roadrunners shot a 10-under par 830 – slipping away from Mobile (Ala.) by two shots.
• The Westfield, N.J., native carries a 71.08 scoring average through 26 rounds on the year, which is second in the NAIA behind Alastair Tidcombe of Coastal Georgia (70.75).
For the complete 2015 Golfer of the Week schedule, click here.
The sixth and final NAIA Men’s Golfer of the Week will be released April 29.
Nominees: Matt Zampello, Embry-Riddle (Ariz.); Kade Crossland, Corban (Ore.); Dylan MacQueen, Cardinal Stritch (Wis.); Josh Gass, St. Francis (Ill.); Patrick Mudd, Purdue Calumet (Ind.); Michael Bork, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); Charlie Phillips, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio); Nick Waskom, Taylor (Ind.); Zach Hochstedler, Bethel (Ind.); Cody Lysher, Spring Arbor (Mich.); Dalton Miller, Indiana Wesleyan; Ian Coffey, Saint Francis (Ind.); Cole Lorenzo, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho); Joseph Downey, The Master's (Calif.); Sean Backer, Hastings (Neb.); Evan Schuler, Northwestern (Iowa); Travis Chorley, Missouri Valley; Jacob Williams, Central Methodist (Mo.); Bryce McEachern, Graceland (Iowa); Shane Gilbert, Southwestern (Kan.); Ian Gough, Indiana East; Callum McGuigan, Cumberlands (Ky.); Ryan Botts, Cumberland (Tenn.); Michael Newton, Campbellsville (Ky.); Gareth Sargent, William Penn (Iowa).
2015 NAIA National Men’s Golfers of the Week
Week 1 (March 25): Allen Bradford, Coastal Georgia
Week 2 (April 1): Anthony Marchesani, Oklahoma City
Week 3 (April 8): Will Rushworth, William Woods (Mo.)
Week 4 (April 15): Carlos Ardila, Southwestern Christian (Okla.)
Week 5 (April 22): Sean Elliott, Dalton State (Ga.)