LakePoint, Ga. - FGCU's Natalia Nassar posted a perfect record in last week's Mid-American Match Play Challenge to earn ASUN Conference Women's Golfer of the Week honors, announced by the league office on Thursday.
Nassar collects her first-ever ASUN Golfer of the Week award after leading the Eagles to a runner-up finish in their first event of 2018. She opened the event with a 1 UP victory against Ohio University, before following up with a 2 UP win against Northern Illinois to help FGCU reach the final. In that final, Nassar posted a 1 UP win against Karolina Stormo from Kent State, a team that ranks 22nd in the latest Golfstat rankings. Nassar, who ranks 821st in the World Amateur Golf Rankings, defeated two players ranked higher than her in the latest rankings in Stormo (ranked 334 by GolfWeek) and Kelly Anderson of NIU (ranked 813). After averaging 75.59 strokes per round in the fall, Nassar is off to a good start this spring.
FGCU and Nassar are back in action on Feb. 19-20 at the Amelia Island Collegiate hosted by fellow ASUN member Jacksonville. It will mark the first stroke play event of 2018 for the Eagles.
ASUN Women's Golfer of the Week - Feb. 8th
Natalia Nassar, FGCU
Freshman | Floridablanca, Colombia
- First Career ASUN Women's Golfer of the Week honor; first for FGCU this year
- Posted a perfect 3-0 record in last week's Mid-American Match Play Challenge
- Opened event with a 1 UP win against Ohio University, followed by a 2 UP victory vs. NIU
- Secured a 1 UP victory against Kent State, which ranks 22nd in the latest Golfstat rankings
- Helped the Eagles to a runner-up finish; next event will be the Amelia Island Collegiate on Feb. 19-20
|Date||ASUN Women's Golfer of the Week||Team|
|Sept. 21||Kaye Kwon||North Florida|
|Sept. 28||Madison Caldwell||Kennesaw State|
|Oct. 5th||Amanda Detmer / Michelle Forsland||Jacksonville|
|Oct. 12th||Michelle Forsland||Jacksonville|
|Oct. 19th||Pan Paksanont / Erikah Neger||USC Upstate / Stetson|
|Oct. 26th||Pan Paksanont||USC Upstate|
|Nov. 2nd||Henriette Nielsen||Kennesaw State|
|Jan. 31st||Amanda Detmer||Jacksonville|
|Feb. 8th||Natalia Nassar||FGCU|