Sophomore men's golfer Tyler Merkel had a strong season that resulted in a trip to the NCAA Regionals. Now, he's receiving award after award for the season he put together as Ball State's No. 1 golfer.
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Ball State's No. 1 men's golfer, junior Tyler Merkel, wasn't only competing at the top of his game on the green, he also notched an award for the 2012 Academic All-Mid American Conference.
Tyler Merkel's angst, frustration and hunger for better results after the NCAA Regional this weekend made it seem like he had recently been through a terrible round of miniature golf rather than a high-profile collegiate event.
Following the Mid-American Conference Championships last weekend, Tyler Merkel won't have much of a break from golf.
Rain prevented Ball State from having a chance to continue to move up the Mid-American Conference Championships leader board Sunday.
Golf's greatest enemy struck the final round of the Mid-American Conference Championships on Sunday, leading to an fourth-place finish for the Ball State men's golf team.
After two days of play in the Mid-American Conference Championships, the Ball State men's golf team has reached a middle ground.
Ball State's men's golf team finished the second round of the Mid-American Conference tournament tied for sixth place overall.
Outside of softball, its hard to argue if any Ball State team finished the spring season hotter than the women's golf team.
Hosting its only home event of the 2011-2012 season, the Ball State men's golf team placed third out of 15 teams this weekend in the Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational at the Delaware Country Club.
Ball State's home course advantage is proving useful so far.
Whatever the reason, freshman Jenna Hague has played some of the best golf of her life in the past two weeks.
Freshman Jenna Hague asserted herself as Ball State's best player in the fall, but has fallen off that goal in the spring.
Against some of the best competition in the nation, the Ball State men's golf team was handed a humbling experience in the Arizona State Thunderbird Invitational.
The Ball State's men's golf team will be competing in its toughest event this season on Friday and Saturday. The team is in Tempe, Arizona for the Arizona State Thunderbird Invitational at Karsten Course.
Junior Autumn Duke shot a career-best 222 in the Arkansas-Little Rock Classic, including a two-under-par score of 70 in the first round, also a career-best.
Steger recently won his first pro event on the West Florida Golf Tour, beating out two other golfers in a playoff to win the Founders Club Series title.
A two-week break with warm sunny weather has given the Ball State women's golf team ample time to improve. It's time to see if that hard work will produce results.
In its first tournament of the 2012 spring season, the Ball State women's golf team stands in eighth place out of 17 teams in the Claud Jacobs Challenge in Victoria, Texas.
The Ball State women's golf team opened its spring season with a 12th place finish out of 17 teams in the Claud Jacobs Invitational in Victoria, Texas.