(Kansas City, Mo.) -Eric Hartstein of Holy Cross (Ind.) has been named the NAIA National Men's Golfer of the Week, the national office announced Wednesday.
Hartstein was selected based on his performances from March 28 - April 3 and was chosen out of a pool of conference/independent/unaffiliated group golfer of the week selections.
Hartstein registered a pair of first-place finishes while lifting Holy Cross to both team titles last week. The junior carded a 74-75-149 to tie for first among 65 golfers at The Thrill at the Hill held at Donald Ross Hill Course in French Lick, Ind., on March 29. He defeated Mark Beneke of Indiana Tech in the playoff for medalist honors.
Hartstein followed up with a 71-73-144 outing at the Indiana Wesleyan Wildcat Invitational at the Meshingomesia Country Club in Marion, Ind., on April 1 - 2. The South Bend, Ind., native finished ahead of 33 other competitors and had a three-stroke advantage on runner-up and teammate Mathew Code. Hartstein now has four individual titles to his credit through the fall and spring seasons.
Hartstein becomes the first student-athlete to earn national honors at Holy Cross College. Hartstein has already more individual wins than any other golfer at Holy Cross. Eric also holds the single round record at Holy Cross after shooting a round of 62 last fall at the Battle at Blackthorn.