2018-19 Golfers of the Week


April 29th      
Ryan Mallette, Wittenberg
(Canton, OH/Central Catholic)

Wittenberg junior Ryan Mallette earned medalist honors over the weekend at the Strimer Memorial Invitational to help guide the fourth-ranked Tigers to their third-straight team title at an event in the last month. Mallette recorded a one-under 70 in Saturday’s opening round, before carding a three-under 68 on Sunday to earn a two-stroke win. The Tigers shot a two-day score of 572 (287-285), which was 16 shots better than the duo of Kenyon and No. 9 Carnegie Mellon that tied for second in the team standings with 588 strokes each.
Alexis Reichardt, Ohio Wesleyan
(Waldo, OH/River Valley)

Ohio Wesleyan junior Alexis Reichardt tied for third place at the Franklin Spring Invitational. Reichardt finished the first round with an 82, one shot out of the individual lead. She clubbed an 85 on Sunday to finish with 167.
April 22nd      
Isaac Hartley, Wittenberg
(Bellevue, OH/Bellevue)

Wittenberg senior Isaac Hartley guided the fourth-ranked Tigers to the team win last weekend at the predominantly NCAA Div. I Wright State Invitational. Hartley finished in a tie for fourth in the individual standings with a two-day total of 141. Hartley opened the tournament with a one-over 71 in round one, before posting an even-par 70 on Monday. The Tigers won the tournament with a team score of 721 (362-359), which was nine strokes better than second-place IUPUI’s team score of 730 (366-364).
Larisa Luloff, DePauw
(Cary, IL/Cary-Grove)

DePauw’s Larisa Luloff, the top-ranked golfer in NCAA Division III determined by Golfstat, won her fifth tournament of the year after shooting back-to-back rounds of 76 at Millikin’s Take Back the Night Challenge. The team also won it’s fifth tournament of the season.
April 15th      
Cameron Willis, Wittenberg
(Eaton, OH/Eaton)

Junior Cameron Willis finished in a tie for second with Gettysburg’s Daniel Harcourt with a four-over par score of 146 at the Hershey Cup Invitational. Willis fired an even-par 71 in Sunday’s opening round, before carding a four-over 75 on Monday. Over the course of the two-day event, Willis finished with five birdies and 22 pars. The Tigers topped the 15-team field with a combined score of 592 (295-297), which was 18 strokes better than the duo of No. 8 Carnegie Mellon and Piedmont that tied for second with 610 strokes each.

Emmy Timberlake, Denison
(Charlottesville, VA/Charlottesville)

Denison posted a two-day team score of 648 to win the Wooster Spring Invitational, led by junior Emmy Timberlake. On Sunday, Timberlake shot a two-over-par 74 to lead the 95-player field and to secure the individual championship for the second-straight season. Timberlake posted a two-round score of 152 (+8) to finish four strokes better than second.

April 8th      
Marc Mitchell, Denison
(Atlanta, GA/Pace Academy) 

Freshman Marc Mitchell led the Big Red with a three-over-par score of 219 at the 2019 Camp Lejeune Intercollegiate Golf Championship. In the second round of action, Mitchell helped Denison fire a new 18-hole program record of 271, shattering the previous single-round team score by 14 strokes. In addition to the team record, Mitchell set the new 18-hole individual varsity record with a 6-under-par, 64.
Devon Atchison, Wittenberg
(Pataskala, OH/Watkins Memorial)

The Wittenberg University Women’s Golf team was led by senior Devon Atchison earning the medalist award with a three-over par score of 147 (74-73) at Ohio Wesleyan’s Annual Laura Bump Invitational. The Tigers won the event finishing the two-day team score of 616 (305-311), which was 30 strokes better than second-place Wooster. 
April 1st      
   N/A Larisa Luloff, DePauw
(Cary, IL/Cary-Grove) 

DePauw’s Larisa Luloff finished tied for third at the Perry Park Spring Fling after shooting a 151 (73-78). The Tigers finished fifth as a team, the top Division III team at the tournament. 
March 25th      
Christian Early, Denison
(Hinsdale, IL/Fenwick)

The Big Red were led by Christian Early who tallied a two-under-par score of 70 through 18 holes at the Calvin College Celebration Classic in Orlando, FL. He finished in second place among 36 athletes competing, while Denison tied for the team championship with a 292.
  Emily Balding, DePauw
(Brookfield, WI/Brookfield Central)

Playing as an individual, DePauw freshman Emily Balding shot a 143 to win Thomas More’s Saints Invite by four strokes. Balding shot a two-under 70 in the opening round and a 73 in the second. DePauw also won the team title with a two-round score of 616, 15 strokes better than second-place Pikeville.
March 18th      
Eric Lifson, Kenyon
(Sudbury, MA/Lincoln-Sudbury) 

Eric Lifson finished the three-day Jekyll Island Collegiate Invite as the Lords’ team leader in scoring. He carded rounds of 72, 70 and 76 for a total of 218. That put him in an individual tie for 22nd place within the field of 150 golfers. He also finished tied for 31st out of 103 athletes in the Adidas Intercollegiate after recording rounds of 79, 72 and 79 for a total of 230.
Brittany Miller, Ohio Wesleyan
(Lewis Center, OH/Olentangy Orange)

Ohio Wesleyan’s Brittany Miller tied for 15th among 43 golfers with a 176 (89-87) at the Adidas Intercollegiate Invite. At BrownGolf Intercollegiate, she tied her career-best round with an 84 in the first round, then shot career-low 83 in the second round to finish at 147 and in seventh place. The seventh-place finish was her career best in a tournament setting.
March 11th      
Colin Laszlo, Wittenberg
(Waipahu, HI/Punahou)

Wittenberg’s Colin Laszlo tied for fourth at the Savannah Harbor Classic last week. The senior clubbed rounds of 72 and 73 (145), helping Wittenberg to a sixth-place finish among an 18-team field.
Madi Wolters, Wittenberg
(Centerville, OH/Centerville)

Wittenberg’s Madi Wolters paced the Tigers with a six-over-par 79 at the weather-shortened Callaway Garden’s Collegiate Invite in Pine Mountain, Georgia. Wolters tied for 12th among 88 athletes in the field.
October 29th      

Christian Early, Denison
(Hinsdale, IL/Fenwick)

Paced by a top-10 finish from junior Christian Early, Denison men’s golf claimed first overall and secured the team championship at the 2018 Virtues Fall Shootout hosted by the Big Red at the Virtues Golf Club in Nashport, Ohio. Totaling a team score of 629 for the tournament, DU finished four strokes ahead of No. 29 Allegheny College who finished with a two-day score of 633. Winning their first regular-season tournament since the Ted Barclay Spring Invitational in 2015, the Big Red were led by Early and his back-to-back birdies on 16 and 17 for a second round 74 to finish the tournament six-over-par (150) in second place.

October 22nd

Chris Eigner, Wittenberg
(Ft. Wayne, IN/Homestead)

Senior Chris Eigner led a group of Wittenberg golfers that competed last week at the primarily NCAA Division II Cedarville Invitational at the Country Club of the North in Xenia, Ohio. Individually, Eigner finished in a tie for second in the final standings with McKendree's Tobias Lanner after carding a two-day total of 147, which included a 70 in the opening round. As a team, the Tigers tied for fourth with host Cedarville with a combined 36-hole score of 625 (316-309). 

Matison Leand, Wittenberg
(Swansea, MA/Cushing Academy)

The nationally-ranked Wittenberg women's golf team wrapped up the fall portion of their 2018-19 schedule last week by finishing 12th out of 18 teams at the highly competitive Golfweek Division III Fall Invite, played at the par-72, 5,804-yard Bawtowne Golf Club in Destin, Florida. Senior Matison Leand (Swansea, MA/Cushing Academy) paced the Tigers in the individual standings by tying for 22nd overall with Birmingham-Southern's Emma Phillips with a 54-hole score of 238. Leand bookended the event with rounds of 78, to go along with an 82 in the second round. As a team, the Tigers carded a 54-hole score of 963 (325-317-321) against some of the nation's top teams. 

October 15th

Cameron Willis, Wittenberg
(Eaton, OH/Eaton)

Junior Cameron Willis sank a 25-foot birdie putt on the first hole of the single-player, sudden-death playoff, giving No. 4 Wittenberg the win over No. 1 Emory University at the first annual Tartan Invitational, hosted by Carnegie Mellon University at Laurel Valley Golf Club. Wittenberg combined to shoot 288, 291 and 294 for a 54-hole total of 873. The Tigers faced off against seven Top-25 teams, including No. 1 Emory, No. 2 Methodist, No. 11 Carnegie Mellon, No. 15 Greensboro, No. 18 Oglethorpe and No. 22 Berry. Willis lead the way for the Tigers with a second-place finish, shooting 215 over three rounds. The Eaton, Ohio native logged rounds of 70, 73 and 72 to finish at one-under par for the the 54-hole event. 

Emmy Timberlake, Denison
(Charlottesville, VA/Charlottesville)

Denison women’s golf rounded out their fall season on Sunday afternoon with a 6-1 match play victory over Otterbein University at the Denison Golf Club in Granville. Competing in seven individual matches as a team, the Big Red were led by junior Emmy Timberlake who defeated Otterbein’s No. 1 competitor, Abby Grospitch, collecting eight wins with six holes remaining. 

October 8th

Jacob Kelber, DePauw
(Southlake, TX/Carroll)

DePauw’s Jacob Kelber shot a two-under, 138 (69-69) to win the 49-player Wabash Fall Classic by five strokes. The Tigers also finished first as a team, shooting collective rounds of 294 and 290 (584) for an 11-stroke victory over Oakland City (595). 

Madi Wolters, Wittenberg
(Centerville, OH/Centerville)

Junior Madi Wolters helped guide the Tigers to the team title at Wittenberg’s own Pat Clouse Invitational last weekend, played at the par-72, 5,800-yard Springfield Country Club. Wolters opened the tournament with a one-over par 73 on Saturday and closed out the 36-hole event with a 76 on Sunday to finish first out of 39 golfers with a two-day score of 149. As a team, the Tigers also topped the leaderboard with a 36-hole score of 627 (311-316), which was seven shots ahead of second-place Denison 634 (318-316).  

October 1st

David Roney, Wooster
(Castle Rock, CO/Douglas County)

Wooster sophomore David Roney helped the Fighting Scots win the to the team title at the Harriers Fall Classic this weekend. Roney shot a 72 on Sunday, which marked the Scots’ lowest round of the weekend. He finished the tournament with a two-day total of 149 for runner-up honors and his first collegiate top-five finish.

Larisa Luloff, DePauw
(Cary, IL/Cary-Grove)

DePauw’s Larisa Luloff (Cary, Ill./Cary-Grove) won two tournaments in a span of seven days last week. She started with medalist honors at the NCAA Division III National Preview in Houston, Texas after shooting a 3-over par 147 (74-73). She finished the week up with a win at DePauw’s Dan Quayle Collegiate Classic with a two-under par 142 (70-72), topping the field of 32. 

September 24th

Cameron Ellis, Wittenberg
(Eaton, OH/Eaton)

Cameron Willis led the Tigers at the NCAA Div. III Preview by finishing in a three-way tie for third with an even-par score of 216. His 216 included a one-under par 71 in the opening round, followed by a one-over par 73 on Monday and an even-par 72 in Tuesday’s final round. Willis was recognized as a member of the all-tournament team for his top-10 finish.

Emmy Timberlake, Denison
(Charlottesville, VA/Charlottesville)

Denison women’s golf finished in second place overall this weekend at the rain-shortened Bridgewater Fall Invitational hosted in Harrisonburg, Va. The Big Red posted a team score of 322 to finish the tournament just two strokes back of first place. The Big Red were led by junior Emmy Timberlake who posted a six-over par 78 during the first round to finish in a three-way tie for third place out of 71 competitors. The tie for third was also Timberlake’s best finish of the season so far.

September 17th

Matt Del Rosso, Allegheny
(Pittsburgh, PA/Central Catholic)

Allegheny sophomore Matt Del Rosso won medalist honors at the Carnegie Mellon Fall Shootout, topping the 83-player field by one shot. Del Rosso opened with a four-under 66 in Saturday’s first round, the third-lowest 18-hole total in team history, before closing with a one-under 69 in Sunday’s finale. Del Rosso’s tournament total of 135 is the lowest 36-hole total by a golfer in Allegheny program history. 

Ali Metzger, Allegheny
(Canton, OH/Jackson)

Allegheny senior Ali Metzger earned medalist honors for the first time in her career, as she placed first at the two-day Heidelberg Invitational with a two-day total of 162. After shooting 82 to close the first round in second place, Metzger made a two-shot improvement in the final round, closing with an 80 to top the 81-player field by one stroke. While it was her first career tournament victory, it marked Metzger’s 16th career top-10 finish, and fifth top-five effort.

September 10th

Robert Williams, Kenyon
(Gambier, OH/Mount Vernon)

Kenyon College senior Robert Williams (Gambier, Ohio, Mount Vernon) won medalist honors Sunday and helped steer the Lords golf team to the top spot in the annual Battle at the Brook hosted by Ohio Wesleyan. On Saturday, Williams got through the first round at Plum Brook Country Club with a two-under-par 69. He then fired an even-par 36 (nine holes) on Sunday, locking him in a tie for first. To settle the individual winner, the two played a playoff hole. Williams carded a par to earn the medalist trophy.


Larisa Luloff, DePauw
(Cary, IL/Cary-Grove)

DePauw senior Larisa Luloff won the Kyle Campbell Invitational hosted by Olivet College. She finished with an even-par 144, including a two-under 70 in the second round. The 11th-ranked DePauw Tigers won their second-straight tournament, shooting a combined 607 at the Kyle Campbell Invitational. The Tigers paced the field paced the field by 45 strokes.

September 4th

Colin Laszlo, Wittenberg
(Waipahu, HI/Punahou)

Senior Colin Laszlo helped guide the 11th-ranked Wittenberg men's golf team to a dramatic come-from-behind team win over the weekend at the Transylvania Fall Invitational, played at the par-72, 6,942-yard University Club of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Laszlo, who carded his first collegiate hole-in-one on the 12th hole in round one on Saturday, tied for second out of 88 golfers in the individual standings. Laszlo's five-under par 67 in the final round on Sunday was the second lowest 18-hole round of the event. Laszlo opened the event with a 70 in round one and a 75 in round two.

Rachele Miller, DePauw
(Princeton, IA/Pleasant Valley)

DePauw senior Rachele Miller earned medalist honors at Denison's Lynn Schweizer Invitational over the weekend. She shot a 76 in the first round, coupled with a tournament-low 72 in the second round to lead the 69-player field by two strokes. The title was the fourth of her career, as well as her 23rd top-10 finish.