Farrell Earns Third BIG EAST Male Golfer of the Week Honor

March 24, 2017

NEW YORK — Marquette sophomore Oliver Farrell was named BIG EAST Male Golfer of the Week for the third time this season when the league announced its weekly awards on Friday.

Last weekend, Farrell shot 220 (72-75-73) to finish tied for fifth place and lead MU in its second-place finish at the Mission Inn Spring Spectacular in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida (March 18-19).  MU finished 11 strokes behind winner TCU, and 13 shots ahead of third place George Mason, while Farrell (4-over-par) was five strokes behind the medalist.

Farrell posted MU's lowest score as a starter for the 11th time in 16 career starts as he led the field with 42 par makes on 54 holes, in an event where the average player score was 78.15.  His final round 73 on Sunday, when the field was averaging 79.17, lifted him four spots on the leaderboard to the number five spot.  

Following the weekend’s play, the Worcestershire, England native is third in BIG EAST scoring average at 71.78 (0.17 vs. par), and ranks No. 132 in Golfstat’s NCAA Division I rankings and No. 156 in the Golfweek/Sagarin NCAA Men’s Collegiate Individual Rankings.  Farrell ranks 38th among English players in the most recent World Amateur Golf Ranking.

Among NCAA Division I players, Farrell is eighth in eagles made (8), 31st in subpar strokes per round (4.35), 38th in first round average (70.25) and 51st in par-5 scoring (4.60).




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