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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 2/14/2024, Last updated: 2/14/2024
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Michigan and Purdue Share Men’s Golfer of the Week Honor

Wolverines’ Thomson and Boilermakers’ Surtani split weekly accolade after capturing medalist honors at respective tournaments

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Co-Golfers of the Week

Hunter Thomson, Michigan

Jr. – Calgary, Alberta – West Island College

  • With an eight birdie, 10 par clean sheet final round, and new career-low, 64 (-8), Hunter Thomson jumped four spots on the final day to win the individual title at the Palmas del Mar Collegiate by two shots with a career-best 201 (-15) 54-hole total

  • After four career runner-up finishes, Thomson earns his first title and becomes the fourth Wolverine to post a win this season

  • After opening with rounds of 68 (-4) and 69 (-3), he used his final round 64 (-8) to tie U-M's second lowest single round total in program history

  • The Academic All-Big Ten honoree collects his fourth career Golfer of the Week honor

  • Last Michigan Golfer of the Week: Hunter Thomson (Sept. 7, 2023)

Nels Surtani, Purdue

Jr. – Indianapolis, Ind. – Park Tudor

  • Became the first Boilermaker in the 31-year history of the prestigious Puerto Rico Classic to win medalist honors with a three-round total of 201(-15)

  • Surtani's 201 total marked the fifth-best 54-hole score in tournament history and tied for the third-best 54-hole tally in Purdue history

  • He becomes just the fifth golfer in Purdue history to have three rounds in the 60s in the same event

  • Earns his first career Golfer of the Week honor

  • Last Purdue Golfer of the Week: Herman Sekne (Sept. 27, 2023)

2023-24 Big Ten Men’s Golfers of the Week

Sept. 7: Hunter Thomson, Jr., MICH

Sept. 14: Max Herendeen, Fr., ILL/Mac McClear, Gr., IOWA

Sept. 20: Daniel Aas, Sr., WIS

Sept. 27: Herman Sekne, Sr., PUR

Oct. 4: Ethan Tseng, So., NU

Oct. 12: Jackson Buchanan, Jr., ILL

Oct. 18: Timmy Crawford, Gr., ILL

Nov. 1: Cameron Adam, Jr., NU

Feb. 8: Neal Shipley, Gr., OSU

Feb. 14: Hunter Thomson, Jr., MICH/Nels Surtani, Jr., PUR