Nov. 10, 2000
Graeme McDowell of the UAB men's golf team has been named Conference USA Player of the Month for October.
The sophomore from Portrush, N. Ireland was a tremendous asset for the Blazers this month propelling them to four top-five finshes including a second place finish at the Pacific Invitational (Oct. 2-3) in Stockton, California. the team has a 53-11 overall record on the month and is 5-0 in Conference USA. Individually, McDowelll had three top-ten finishes during the month.
At the VCU Fall Preview (Oct. 23-24) in Williamsburg, Va., McDowell finished tied for third in a field of 120 competitors. He shot a six-under par 66 in the first round and finished with a three-under par total (66-72-75).
McDowell also finished tied for third at the Pacific Invitational playing all three rounds under par. He finished with a six-under par total (69-71-70).
In eleven rounds, he posted a 70.9 scoring average and has ranked as high as sixth on the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index Poll.