Illinois and Purdue Collect Men's Golf Weekly Honors

March 23, 2011

Men's Co-Golfers of the Week
Chris DeForest, Illinois
Sr. - Cottekill, N.Y. - Rondout

Illinois' Chris DeForest earns Co-Golfer of the Week laurels after finishing 4-0 at the Callaway Collegiate Match Play Championship. DeForest defeated Baylor's Payne Gniewek, 3 and 2, in the fourth-seeded Illini's 5-0 first-round win over the 13th-seeded Bears. He followed with a 1-up victory against Ignacia Elvira in Illinois' 3-2 win against fifth-seeded Texas A&M in the second round. DeForest then earned a 5 and 4 win over Tyler Weworski to push the Illini to a 3-2 triumph against ninth-seeded Texas Tech in the semifinals. The senior picked up Illinois' lone win in the finals, topping 10th-seeded Duke's Tim Gornik, 3 and 2, in the Illini's 4-1 loss to the Blue Devils. The award is the fifth of DeForest's career and first this season.

Last Illinois Golfer of the Week: Luke Guthrie (March 9, 2011)

William Sjaichudin, Purdue
Jr. - Jakarta, Indonesia - Bradenton (Fla.) Prep

Purdue's William Sjaichudin receives his first Big Ten weekly award after earning medalist honors at the Furman Intercollegiate. Sjaichudin's career-best score of 206 (-10) led him to his first career win and helped the Boilermakers tie for seventh. The junior opened the tournament by firing a 7-under 65, marking the lowest round of his career and the fourth-lowest round in Purdue history. He followed with a 3-under 69 in the second round and shot an even-par 72 in the third round en route to the win.

Last Purdue Golfer of the Week: Tyler Duncan (Feb. 24, 2010)

2011 Men's Golfers of the Week
Feb. 9: Chase Wright, Jr., IND
Feb. 16: Eric Chun, Jr., NU
Feb. 23: Brant Peaper, So., IND
March 2: Luke Guthrie, Jr., ILL
March 9: Luke Guthrie, Jr., ILL
March 16: T.J. Howe, Sr., PSU
March 23: Chris DeForest, Sr., ILL
William Sjaichudin, Jr., PUR