Posted: Mar 27, 2013 8:35 PM
FULTON, MO -- After finishing first and second at the Eagle Invitational and taking home American Midwest Conference Golfer of the Week awards, the accolades didn't stop there for William Woods men's and women's golfers Julian Taylor and Jamie Palermo, as both were named NAIA National Men's and Women's Golfers of the Week.
Taylor, a York, England., native wins the National award after he won the Eagle Invitational shooting a 208 (70-64-74; -8), finishing 10 shots better than second place Jonathan Kopsell of Embry-Riddle. His second round score of 64 was the lowest score ever on the Legends Course at LPGA International during the Eagle Invitational, and his victory helped lead the 16th ranked Owls to a third place finish overall at the event.
Taylor average score so far since the fall is 71.00 and his worst finish is ninth at the NAIA Midwest Invitational, while he has won four different tournaments. The sophomore is ranked fifth nationally in score vs. par (first in AMC) and second in adjusted scoring (first in AMC).
Meanwhile, Palermo a Sante Fe, N.M., native shot a 150 at the Eagle Invitational (76-74; +4), on the Champions Course at the LPGA International. Palermo finished in a tie for second at the event, leading the 7th ranked Owls to a second place finish overall with a 618 score (318-300; +34).
Palermo has an average score of 80.50 on the year through three tournaments, with the second place finish at the Eagle Invitational being her best on the season. The junior ranks sixth in the conference in both score vs. par and adjusted scoring.
Both the men's and women's teams will be back in action on Monday, April 1st for the William Woods Spring Invitational that will take place over at Tanglewood Golf Course.
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