WIU’s Irlbacker Named Men’s Golfer of the Week

Western Illinois' Kyle Irlbacker
Western Illinois' Kyle Irlbacker

ELMHURST, Ill. – Western Illinois' Kyle Irlbacker was named Summit League Men's Golfer of the Week for his performance during the week of Feb. 22-28.

Fr.  // Cary Grove, Ill.

  • Captured his first career Golfer of the Week award
  • Recorded a 54-hole 220 (67-75-78) to finish in a tie for 18th place out of 83 golfers
  • His first round 67 is a career-low round and also had him in first place following round one
  • Finished ahead of golfers from both Omaha and South Dakota with a 73.3 stroke average on the week

Also nominated: Cody Seal, South Dakota

Previous honorees: Sept. – Devin Jenkins, FW; Oct. – Petter Mikalsen, DU; Feb. 1 – Chris Korte, DU; Feb. 15 – John Duggan III, WIU; Feb. 22 – Andrew Israelson, NDSU

Celebrating its 35th season of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of over 120,000 at nine institutions, including four located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Fort Wayne (Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne), IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis), North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), Oral Roberts University, the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced eight NCAA Champions along with over 80 Academic All-Americans, 75 All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes competing at the highest professional level. For more information about the league, visit www.thesummitleague.org website, follow The Summit League on Twitter @thesummitleague and watch the weekly "Inside The Summit League" show at www.thesummitleague.org/itsl.