Another Canadian has picked up an NCAA college golf victory. Ridgeway, Ontario’s Madeline Marck-Sherk, a sophomore at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU), recorded a career best individual score (71, 71, 70) to earn individual honours at the Moorehead State University’s Citrus Classic in Sorrento, Florida.
Marck-Sherk’s four under par total helped her team post a season-best total of 901 and place second overall in the event. Murray State won the team title.
“Today was a much better day for us as a team,” said FGCU head coach Sarah Trew. “We had everyone under 80 and got back to the golf we’re used to playing. Murray State played so well today. Hats off to them because we gave it our all, but they just played great golf all day.”
After posting back to back scores of 80 at the recent Spring Break Shootout, Marck-Sherk’s play this week was quite a turnaround.
Her final score was the only one under par among the 84 players competing in Sorrento.
“I can’t say enough about Madeline’s play,” Trew said. “To rebound back like she did after last week and shoot under par all three rounds here is incredible. She stayed so poised and consistent all week and ended up being the only player in the field under par. I think this will give her a huge confidence boost heading into the next few weeks. I’m so proud of her and so excited to see her hard work play off.”
Marck-Sherk’s teammate and fellow Canadian Madison Easterbrook (Burlington, Ontario), competed as an individual and finished in a share of 26th.
(With files from FGCU Athletics)