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Senior Alix Kong receives Big Ten Golfer of the Week Award



For the second time during the fall season, an IU golfer has been named Big Ten Conference Golfer of the Week.

Andfor the first time this season, the golfer has come from the women's side.

Senior women's golfer Alix Kong finished in a tie for third place at the Ladies Fall Intercollegiate Invitational at John’s Creek, Georgia, last weekend.

It was the first time Kong has won the weekly award.

The tournament was Kong's first of the season after she was sidelined with an injury at the beginning of the 2017-18 season. She finished with a two-round score of 3-over, 147. 

Due to high winds and other weather factors, the tournament at the Atlanta Athletic Club Highlands Course was shortened to only two rounds of play. The Hoosiers finished the tournament in fifth place, giving them their first top-five finish of the season.

Kong joins senior Brendon Doyle of the men’s team as the only Hoosiers to receive the weekly honor this fall season. She is also the first IU women’s golfer to receive the award since then-senior Camille Chevalier won it in the spring of 2016.

The Hoosiers are less than three months away from tournament play before heading to Peoria, Arizona, for the Westbrook Invitational on Feb. 25. 

Stefan Krajisnik

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