Freshman Frida Gustafsson Spang
Feb. 13, 2013
IRVING, Texas - East Carolina freshman Frida Gustafsson Spang was named Conference USA Women's Golfer-of-the-Week for the second time this season following her second place finish at the UCF Challenge earlier this week.
Gustafsson Spang posted her second top-two finish of the season, posting a 3-under par 213 and helping the Pirates (59-35) to a sixth place finish at the UCF Challenge. The true freshman finished second, just one stroke behind the tournament champion, after carding rounds of 70, 74 and 69. Heading into final round action she was tied for 12th and posted a solid 69 (35-34), which consisted of birdies on the seventh, 10th and 14th holes to go along with 15 pars. She finished ahead of 12 players ranked in the top 100 by Golfstat and four in the top 50.
The Kinna, Sweden native ranked among the tournament leaders in par-4 scoring (2nd/3.93/2-under), total birdies (t5th/10) and total pars (t5th/38). Currently she owns a 72.75 18-hole stroke average, which leads the Pirates squad.
The award is Gustafsson Spang's second of the season and career.