NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Sarah Needleman has been named adidas Golfer of the Week by the Ohio Valley Conference office on Wednesday. Needleman placed fifth at the Braun Intercollegiate in Evansville, Ind. The OVC honor is the second of her career, as she shared the award with teammate Kelly Merkel almost a year ago to the date.
The senior became the first Tiger to finish in the top-five of a tournament since Natalie Spicer placed fourth at the Big Blue Invitational on March 24, 2014.
Needleman got off to a slow start on Monday before turning things around with a birdie on No. 16 and used a 9-iron from the fairway to five feet of the flag on No. 2 for her second birdie of the day. The Fishers, Ind. cut strokes on two of the final six holes, including a birdie at No. 9, as she hit a 3-wood uphill from 180 yards that stopped an inch from the cup, just missing out on eagle.
The Tigers will close out the fall portion of its schedule with a duel match versus Lipscomb on at the McCabe Golf Course.