DENVER – Grand Canyon's Filip Lundell and Courtney Vogel have been named Western Athletic Conference Men's and Women's Golfers of the Week, respectively, for the week of Feb. 6 to Feb. 12.
Lundell, a senior from Vellinge, Sweden (Sundsgymnasiet HS), led wire-to-wire to claim the UC Irvine Invitational medalist award. The Swede shot an 8-under-par 208 over 72 holes to earn the individual title by four strokes over his nearest competitor. Shooting sub-par in each round, he finished the tournament with 14 birdies and 34 pars to lower his scoring average this season to 72.2. As a team, the Lopes finished second, trailing only Cal State Fullerton on the team leaderboard.
Vogel, a junior from Fountain Hills, Ariz. (Pacific Grove HS), birdied three of the last four holes to lift GCU to a one-shot victory for the team title at Battle at the Rock. She finished the tournament with a 1-over-par 217 to tie for third place in the individual standings. Consistently lowering her score each round, her 14 birdies during the tournament were tied for the lead and her 3-under-par 69 in the final round tied her season low. She ranked third in the WAC this season in scoring average at 73.2 strokes per round.
Other men's nominees: California Baptist's Ben Hallam shot a 2-over-par 218 to tie for seventh at The Farms Invitational in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. … Utah Valley's Gabe Lysen recorded his first top-10 finish of the season, shooting a 1-under-par 143 to tie for eighth at the Pizza Hut Pat Hicks Invitational.
Other women's nominees: California Baptist's Yifei Wang tied for 10th at the Battle at the Rock, shooting a 4-over-par 220 … CSU Bakersfield's Vanessa Watkins led the 'Runners with three rounds in the 70s to tie for 50th at the Battle at the Rock with a 15-over-par 231 … UT Rio Grande Valley's Emma Mesta tied for 50th at the Texas State Invitational after shooting a 15-over-par 228 … Utah Valley's Carly Dehlin Hirsch had five birdies in the final round to card a 3-under-par 69 to tie for third at the Battle at the Rock with a 1-over-par 217.