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Emmet Herb gets MIAC golf weekly honor

Photo by Chris Ebert
Photo by Chris Ebert

After winning medalist honors at the 54-hole MIAC Championships, Tommie senior All-America Emmet Herb on Tuesday was named MIAC Men's Golf Athlete of the Week. 

Herb has been recognized with this award five times so far over his St. Thomas career.

The Middleton, Wis., native led the No. 11-ranked Tommies to their third consecutive MIAC championship over two days in Jordan, Minn. Herb recorded an 5-under par score of 211 (74-69-68) over 54 holes and took a seven-stroke margin of victory. His St. Thomas squad topped runner-up Gustavus by 14 shots, after trailing the Gusties by four through the first 18 holes.

The 211 total was the second best score in MIAC tournament history. He's just the fourth St. Thomas player in the last 40 years to claim MIAC meet medalist honors.

In winning his first MIAC tournament medalist honor, Herb's 14 birdies over the two-day competitions led the event, and he was 9-under on par-5 holes.

Earlier this fall, Herb led all 66 Division III players and beat 26 of the 27 Division I golfers competing at the Sept. 7-8 Pioneer Invite. He recorded an 8-under par score of 208 (70-69-69) over 54 holes and took second out of 93 players, just two shots behind the medalist, Texas A&M's Brandon Smith (206).

Herb has recorded 26 career under-par collegiate rounds, including 10 of his 15 rounds this season. He's posted nine collegiate rounds scoring in the 60s.

 

What's Next?

Coach Scott Proshek's Tommies, who placed 15th at the national meet last May, will travel to San Destin, Fla., for the Sunday-Tuesday Golfweek Division III tournament, Oct. 13-15.

The 18-team field will include 16 nationally-ranked Division III teams, including the Nos. 1-2-3-5-7-8-10-11-12-13-14-15-17-20-23-24 ranked squads in Emory, Illinois Wesleyan, Huntingdon, Guilford, Carnegie-Mellon, Methodist, Concordia-Texas, St. Thomas, Oglethorpe, Hampden-Sydney, St. John's, Southwestern (Texas), Berry, North Carolina Wesleyan, Sewanee and Greensboro.