Feb. 20, 2013
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Southern Miss junior men's golfer Zach Estep was named Conference USA Men's Golfer of the Week, the conference office announced Wednesday.
He becomes the fifth Golden Eagle all-time to earn Golfer of the Week honors and the first since Derek Plucienski in 2010.
Estep tied for fifth-place at the spring opening Mobile Bay Intercollegiate. It was his best finish of the season and the second top five finish of his career. The junior opened the tournament with a 74. He followed that up with the low round of the tournament, firing a 68. It was his fourth round of par or better this year and the 18th of his career. He closed the tournament with a 75. For the tournament, Estep had 11 birdies, which was the second most in the field. The junior currently sits fifth on the school's career stroke average list with an average of 74.33.
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