of the Week
Matt van Niekerk
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY (Allendale Columbia)
University of Rochester freshman Matt van Niekerk tied for medalist honors before falling in the playoff at the NYU/Manhattanville Spring Invitational. He shot a two-over-par 144 after back-to-back rounds of 72 in the 66-player field to lead the Yellowjackets to a third-place finish in the 12-team field. Van Niekerk tied for fifth at the Hershey Cup in the 81-player field after a four-over-par 75 in the tournament’s second round last Monday.
Other Outstanding Performances
Kyle Demshki (NYU) shot a two-day 150 (76-74) to finish tied for 11th place at the NYU/Manhattanville Spring Invitational. Junior Kevin Chien shot a second round 2-under 69, which tied for the low round of the tournament, and is the third-lowest round in NYU program history.