After enjoying the best performance of his collegiate career this weekend, Valparaiso University senior Peter Webb (Madison, Wis. / James Madison Memorial) was honored as the Horizon League Golfer of the Week on Wednesday.
Webb won an event for the first time in his Crusader career, taking medalist honors at the Hoosier Invitational, which took place on Saturday and Sunday. He posted a 206 (-7), three strokes ahead of the nearest competitor in a 78-player field. He became the first Crusader to take medalist honors since September 2014. His 206 marked a career watermark and matched a 54-hole program record.
“It was a special day for Pete, and for his parents and brother to be able to watch and enjoy the individual victory was tremendous,” Valpo head coach Dave Gring said. “Peter drove the ball well all weekend, hit a lot of greens in regulation and got the ball close to the hole. When you combine that type of ball-striking and making a number of putts from 10-15 feet, it was the right combination for scoring low. Peter has worked on his game very diligently this spring and it is really paying off for him at this time.”
Webb led the event in Par 4 scoring at 3.79 and in birdies with 17. He posted a 65 in Round 1 of the event, matching the program record and establishing a career best for single-round scoring.
Webb followed by turning in another impressive performance at the Wright State Invitational on Monday and Tuesday, tying for third at 212 (-1).
This marks Webb’s fifth career weekly honor from the league office and his first this season. He most recently won the Golfer of the Week distinction on March 23, 2016.