After matching the Valparaiso single-round scoring record and shattering the previous record for a 54-hole tournament at the Golfweek Program Challenge, Crusader sophomore Nick Seitz (Xenia, Ohio/Carroll) has earned a share of the Horizon League Men's Golfer of the Week award.
Seitz started off the tournament with a round of two-under 70, matching his collegiate career-low round which he had set just one week prior. But that paled in comparison to the sophomore's second round, as Seitz completed the circuit at True Blue G.C. with a score of 65, seven under par. The score matched teammate Jared Magoline's first round as a Crusader record-low round, both in stroke count and in relation to par.
Seitz closed out the tournament on Tuesday with his third consecutive sub-par round, posting a 71 to finish the tournament in fifth place with a 206 (-10) total. It set a new program record for a 54-hole tournament by five strokes, both in total strokes and in relation to par. Seitz has now shot five rounds of par or better in the Crusaders' six rounds this season.
Seitz, who earned a weekly honor from the league office for the first time, and the rest of the Valpo squad return to action on Monday, Sept. 22 at the CSU Cougar Classic, held at Harborside International G.C. in Chicago, Ill.