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Senior Jake Katz tallies conference-best sixth weekly honor
Katz matches school's Division I record for most weekly awards in one year
April 22, 2011Tweet
VESTAL, N.Y..—Senior co-captain Jake Katz placed second in the North Carolina State Wolfpack Spring Open last week to secure America Sky Men’s Golf Conference Golfer of the Week accolades, the conference office announced Thursday. With his conference-leading sixth weekly award, Katz tied a school record for the most weekly honors in one year. The only other athlete in Binghamton’s Division I history to match Katz’s record is David Holmes, who took home the America East Swimmer of the Week award six times during the 2005-06 campaign.
At the Wolfpack Spring Open, Katz tallied his 11th career runner-up performance on the strength of a 36-hole total of 71-73 (+2). He led the Bearcats in scoring for the 14th consecutive tournament, dating back to the team’s win at the Hal Sutton Intercollegiate last year. The Wolfpack Spring Open was hosted by No. 23 North Carolina State and featured a host of ACC teams. Richmond won the team title with a two-day total of 582.
Katz’s sixth weekly honor adds to an already sparkling senior campaign, which has featured 10 top-10 finishes, five runner-up performances and an individual title at the Cornell Invitational in the fall. The 2010 America Sky Tri-Player of the Year, Katz has defeated 96.2% of his Division I opponents, posting a gaudy 854-26-16 head-to-head record through 11 team tournaments. He currently ranks third in the nation in hitting greens in regulation at 77.5%. In addition to being recognized by the conference for his stellar play, Katz was featured in the April 8 edition of Golfweek Magazine.
The Bearcats will travel to Scottsdale, Arizona, to compete in the America Sky Championship. The 54-hole event will be held at Troon North Golf Club on May 2-4.