SHSU’s Noah Steele, HBU’s Sara Zrnikova Take September Golfer of the Month Awards

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State’s Noah Steele and Houston Baptist’s Sara Zrnikova are the Southland Conference Golfers of the Month for September, the league announced Thursday. All Southland Athletes of the Month are presented by Hancock Whitney.Steele closed out September with three tournaments under his belt, finishing within the top 10 at each event. The senior began his haul with a first-place showing at the Sam Hall Intercollegiate in Hattiesburg, Miss. (Sept. 9-10). He followed up with a fourth-place outing at the Trinity Forest Invitational (Sept. 22-24) and tied for sixth place at the Prairie Club Invitational (Sept. 29-30). Steele set a school record with a 63 in the second round of the Sam Hall Intercollegiate and a final score of 195.Zrnikova completed a pair of tournaments registering a 73-stroke average over six rounds of play. Her September resumé consists of play at the USA Intercollegiate in Mobile, Ala. (Sept. 14-16) and the Bearkat Women’s Invitational in Huntsville, Texas (Sept. 30-Oct. 1). Her performances pushed the Huskies to a pair of top-three finishes at each tournament for an average team score of 878.5.September Golfer of the Month: Noah Steele, Sam Houston State – Sr. – Kingston, Ontario Throughout his nine rounds of play, Steele averaged a 69.3 stroke average, leading his team to a first-place finish at the Sam Hall Intercollegiate and a second-place performance at the Prairie Club Invitational. In addition to his school-record performances, the senior shot sub-70 scores in five of his nine rounds throughout the month, including a school record 63 at the Sam Hall Intercollegiate.Honorable Mention: Francisco Osio, Abilene Christian; Trey DePriest, Central Arkansas; Nils Dobrunz, Nicholls.September Golfer of the Month: Sara Zrnikova, Houston Baptist – Jr. – Usti And Labem, Czech RepublicZrnikova has led the Huskies to two top-three team finishes throughout September, including a win at the Women’s Bearkat Invitational. The junior opened the month tying for fifth place individually at the USA Intercollegiate before securing a share of eighth place at the Bearkat Invitational. Throughout her six rounds of play, Zrnikova’s opening round of 69 served as her best round of the month and set the place for Huskys’ eventual third-place finish at the USA Intercollegiate.Honorable Mention: Pim-Orn Thitisup, Central Arkansas; Illiana Stowers, UIW; Viera Permata Rosada, Sam Houston State.Southland monthly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.last_img