April 19, 2017
NEW YORK - For the fourth time this season, Marquette sophomore Oliver Farrell was named BIG EAST Male Golfer of the Week, as the league announced its final weekly awards of the 2016-17 season on Wednesday.
Just two weeks away from the start of the BIG EAST Championships at Callawassie Island, South Carolina, Farrell is second in the conference in scoring average (72.00) through 29 rounds played.
Farrell made a 10 spot jump with a final round 66 (6-under-par) en route to a third place finish and leading MU to a tie for fifth place at the conclusion of the Hawkeye Invitational, hosted by Iowa at Finkbine G.C. Farrell (70-74-66—210) matched his season-low round of 66 in the finale - it was his best collegiate 54-hole event finish (3rd), and Sunday’s final round 66 was the best of his career in a 54-hole event. His 6-under-par final round was best in the field on a day when the average player score was 74.19.
In making the move, Farrell teed off on No. 7 in the final round shotgun start and went bogey-free for the first 16 holes, moving to 5-under-par for the round with five birdies. He made bogey on the par-4 No. 5, his 17th hole in the final round, but finished the day with his eighth eagle of the season on the par-5 No. 6. Farrell was 3-under-par in Saturday's 27 holes of play.
Farrell's finish was better than the six top-100 players at the Hawkeye Invitational - the 14-team event included six top-100 teams, led by Bushnell/Golfweek poll No. 12 Texas Tech.
BIG EAST MALE GOLFER OF THE WEEK HONORS - 2016-17