By Spencer Scheve, Athletics Communications and Media Intern
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – S.M. Lee of Dalton State (Ga.) has been named the NAIA National Men’s Golfer of the Week, the national office announced Wednesday. Lee was selected based on his performances from March 20 – 26 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.)
Fr., Buford, Ga.
• Lee’s three-round score of 68-68-65—201 (-15) helped lead the Roadrunners to a first-place team finish out of five teams at the Georgia Military Invitational.
• Lee’s final round (65) tied the 18-hole school single-round lowest scoring record.
• Broke the 54-hole school record (201) en route to his third invitational medalist finish of the season.
• Lee has finished out of the top five in only one tournament this season, a sixth-place finish at the Sand Shark Classic.
Nominees: Facundo Delapenna, Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.); Kyle Lairsey, Truett-McConnell (Ga.); Matt Andrews, Embry-Riddle (Ariz.); Joey Medora, Holy Cross (Ind.); Alec Dutkowski, Taylor (Ind.); Colton Murphy, Rocky Mountain (Mont.); Chris Lien, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho); Michael Tait, Rocky Mountain (Mont.); Johnnie Greco, William Jessup (Calif.); Dylan Bekemeier, Evangel (Mo.); Ujang Zarems, Graceland (Iowa); Mitch Pfingsten, Grand View (Iowa); Kaz Sakai, Missouri Valley; Hunter Baggett, Culver-Stockton (Mo.); Landon Fox, Southwestern (Kan.); Rasmus Lind, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.); Ben Kendrick , Cumberlands (Ky.); Dagan Abdon, Shawnee State (Ohio); Thomas O'Rourke, Waldorf (Iowa); Gerardo Daniel, Our Lady of the Lake (Texas); Andres Echeveste, WVU Tech; Landry Miller, Southeastern (Fla.); Alberto Uriach, Webber International (Fla.); Carlos Andres Lara, St. Thomas (Fla.); Newport Laparojkit, USC Beaufort (S.C.); Lewis Scott, Northwestern 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.)