Oct. 6, 2004
Athens --- Georgia's Jackie Beers was named National and SEC Golfer of the Week by Golf World Magazine and the league office, respectively, on Wednesday.
Beers captured medalist honors at last weekend's Mason Rudolph Championship at the Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin, Tenn. She posted successive career-best scores on Saturday and Sunday and finished at 4-under 212, three shots better than the runner-up. The field at the Mason Rudolph included both No. 1 UCLA and No. 2 Duke.
After an opening round of 75, Beers broke 70 for the first time in her collegiate career with a 69 on Saturday. She followed that with a 68 on Sunday, including birdies on three of the final five holes of play. Through nine rounds this season, Beers sports a team-best 72.89 stroke average with four par-or-better scores.
Beers, a junior who attended both Mercy Cross High School in Biloxi, Miss., and Monocan High School Midlothian, Va., but who now lives in Warner Robins, Ga., is the second Lady Bulldog to captured National and SEC Golfer of the Week accolades this season. Kelly Froelich was honored as such by Golfweek magazine and the SEC after winning the Dick McGuire Invitational in September.
Georgia returns to action in two weekends when the Lady Bulldogs travel to compete in the Lady Paladin Invitational in Greenville, S.C. Georgia swept both the team and individual titles at last year's Lady Paladin, with medalist Natalia Nicholls leading a pack of five Lady Bulldogs who all finished among the top-10 individuals.