Statesmen Golfers Pick Up Weekly Accolades

(OSKALOOSA, Iowa) – Zachary Chegwidden (So., Essex, England, Business Management) and Helene Larsen (Jr., Viborg, Denmark, Business Management) won their respective tournaments, and for their efforts they were named Heart of America Athletic Conference Golfers of the Week Monday.

Chegwidden’s laurel is his fifth of the season and seventh overall in his career, while Larsen’s award is the first of her career.  Chegwidden was first out of 63 players at the Kansas Wesleyan Invitational, while Larsen topped the 17-player field at the Mike “Fluff” Cowan Invitational.

Chegwidden posted a three-under 137 (69-68) for his second crown of the year.  He was the lone player to break par both days and has now done so seven times in his sophomore campaign.  He owns a 72.9 stroke average over 17 rounds with a low of 66.

The honor is the fifth of the year for the men’s program.

Larsen’s 74 tied her for first; she claimed the medalist award in a playoff.  It is the first tournament win of 2017-2018 for the junior who is averaging 79.4 strokes per round (11 rounds, low of 72).  She has six rounds in the 70s this year.

It is the sixth time this year that the women’s program has collected the “Player of the Week” award.


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