Big South Announces Women's Golfer of the Week


- Gardner-Webb junior Sammy Vass (Tain, Scotland) has been named the Choice Hotels Big South Women's Golfer of the Week for events played Oct. 6-12, it was announced today by the Conference office.

Vass turned in her best performance of the fall season, as she tied for second-place at the Winthrop Intercollegiate (par 72, 6,007 yards) with a 6-over par 150 (72-78).  Her 72 in the first round was a career-best, and her runner-up finish is her highest placing during her time at Gardner-Webb.  Vass helped Gardner-Webb win the event by five strokes to claim its first team tournament title of the season.

Also nominated for Women's Golfer of the Week: Michelle Koh (Campbell), Kaitlin Higginbotham (Coastal Carolina), Audra McShane (High Point), Kasay Holbrook (Presbyterian College), Alexandra Austin (Radford).

2011-12 Big South Women's Golfer of the Week
Sept. 15 - Jade Okamoto, Radford
Sept. 22 - Lauren Smith, Gardner-Webb
Sept. 30 - Brooke Bellomy, Campbell
Oct. 7 - Meghan Allum, Gardner-Webb
Oct. 13 - Sammy Vass, Gardner-Webb