By Mike DeVader, Communications and Sports Information Intern
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Anthony Marchesani of Oklahoma City 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 March 23 – 29 and was chosen out of a pool of conference, Association of Independent Institutions and unaffiliated group winners.
National Golfer of the Week
Anthony Marchesani, Oklahoma City
Jr., Rosebud, Victoria, Australia
• Marchesani shared the Battle at the Primm title to lead the Stars past the field by 21-strokes at Primm Valley Gulf Club on March 24 in Primm Valley, Nev.
• The junior from Rosebud, Victoria, Australia, shot a 71-68-67–206 to tie for the individual crown with his teammate Jamie Warman.
• The now top-ranked Stars shot a 282-282-271–835 on the par-72, 7,131-yard course to prevail over a group of 17 squads – 11 ranked teams – and 90 individual participants.
• He collects his first career national award.
For the complete 2014 Golfer of the Week schedule, click here.
Nominees: Billy McKenzie, William Woods (Mo.); Simon Taylor, Union (Ky.); Kolton Kyne, Concordia (Ore.); Justin Doeden, Cardinal Stritch (Wis.); Dalton Miller, Indiana Wesleyan; Tayler Noble, Rocky Mountain (Mont.); Ben Vetrovsky, Hastings (Neb.); Parker Grass, Midland (Neb.); Jose Acevedo, Bethany (Kan.); Jose Acevedo, Bethany (Kan.); Franklin Crist, Indiana East; Zach Polston, Cumberland (Tenn.); Harry Bayley, Cumberlands (Ky.); Jose Vega, Bellevue (Neb.); Gareth Sargent, William Penn (Iowa); Lucas Boyd, AIB (Iowa); Myles Pfingsten, Grand View (Iowa); Gage Murphy, Texas at Brownsville; Steven Diack, Wayland Baptist (Texas); Corey Montgomery, Southwestern Christian (Okla.); Zach Day, Mobile (Ala.); Hrafn Gudlaugsson, Faulkner (Ala.); louis Hirst, Northwood (Fla.).
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