March 30, 2006
IRVING, TEXAS - East Carolina's Lene Krog was named Conference USA Women's Co-Golfer of the Week Wednesday afternoon league officials announced for the week ending March 28. This marks the second time she has received the honor with the first coming on Sept. 21.
The freshman from Leir, Norway shares the honor with Christina Wentworth of UAB. Krog placed fourth at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic on the strength of a 71 in the final round, while Wentworth earned medalist honors at the UC Spring Invitational.
UCF's Sonny Nimkhum claimed the men's honor after recording a areer best finish by placing third at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate to help lead the Golden Knights to a runner-up finish.
Women's Co-Golfers of the Week
Lene Krog - East Carolina (Freshman, Leir, Norway)
Krog posted her fourth top-5 finish in seven tournaments after firing a final round 71 at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic to earn a share of fourth place and her second C-USA Golfer of the Week honor. She finished in front of 23 of the top-50 collegiate golfers ranked by Golfweek, including six of the top-25. Her 71 was the fifth sub-par round of her collegiate career. She has been ranked nationally by both Golfweek and Golfstat this season.
Christina Wentworth - UAB (Freshman, Macon, Ga.)
Wentworth became the first UAB freshman to capture medalist honors, winning the University of Cincinnati Spring Invitational in Crystal River, Fla. She shot rounds of 77-79 to edge a pack of four golfers by a single stroke. Wentworth's win anchored a third place finish for UAB -- its best of the season.
Men's Golfer of the Week
Sonny Nimkhum - UCF (Senior, Cerritos, Calif.)
Nimkhum earned his first C-USA Golfer of the Week honor as he recorded the best finish of his career with a third-place showing at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate. He finished at 1-under-par (211) and was one of only three players in the field of 75 to break par. He shot rounds of 1-under-par 70 and then back-to-back even-par 71s. His play also paced UCF to its best finish of the year, tying South Carolina for runner-up honors in the 15-team field that included 11 teams in the top 50 according to the latest Golfweek rankings.
The Lady Pirates will be back in action April 3-4 when they travel to Stockbridge, Ga. to participate in the Lady Panther Intercollegiate which is hosted by Georgia State.