Wednesday, September 30, 2015

MacLaren POW


Meghan MacLaren Named C-USA Women’s Golfer of the Week

IRVING, Texas (Sept. 30, 2015) – Florida International University senior Meghan MacLaren has been named the Conference USA Women's Golfer of the Week for the week ending Sept. 29 the league announced on Wednesday.

MacLaren shot a seven-under, 209, to finish fourth in this week's Johnie Imes Invitational hosted by the University of Missouri. MacLaren's three-round total and final place were both season-bests in the young campaign. 

The Cambridge, United Kingdom, native shot a season-low 69 in the second round of the three-round event. Her overall score of 209 was three strokes off her career-best 206 which she shot at last year's C-USA Championships. MacLaren recorded two-under, 70s, in both the first and third rounds of the tournament for the seven-under finish.

Her performance helped FIU claim a fifth-place finish among 18 teams. FIU (No. 56) finished better than No. 46 Coastal Carolina (+10), No. 74 USF (+12) and No. 88 UALR (+24).

This is MacLaren's first C-USA Golfer of the Week honour this season and the sixth of her career (March 25, 2015, March 18, 2015, Nov. 5, 2014, Sept. 17, 2014, Oct. 2, 2013).

FIU will next take part in the Ron Moore Women's Intercollegiate, Oct. 9-11, hosted by the University of Denver at the Highlands Ranch Golf Course in Highlands Ranch, Colo.

+Meghan's mother Mary is currently playing for Ireland in the Senior Women's Home Internationals at Elm Park Golf Club, Dublin.