Weinstein named 2017 CWGA Player of the Year
Sophomore recognized for stellar summer
Nov. 20, 2017
DENVER – University of Denver women’s golf sophomore Mary Weinstein was recognized for her stellar work this past summer, being named the Colorado Women’s Golf Association Player of the Year for 2017 on Monday.
Weinstein’s spectacular summer has led to terrific play as a Pioneer during the fall season. She finished tied for 15th at the Golfweek Conference Challenge back on Sept. 27 and the Ron Moore Women’s Intercollegiate on Oct. 8, both DU team wins.
“This is a very well-deserved honor for Mary amongst many great players in Colorado,” head coach Lindsay Kuhle said. “To be named player of the year for amateur women golfers in Colorado is an exceptional honor to receive. Mary finished in the top five at the state stroke and match-play events this year, qualified for the women's amateur and made the cut at the Colorado Women's Open with rounds of 76-73-72.
“Mary has a very solid game and has many birdie opportunities every round within 15 feet because of her ball striking and aggressive play. She's fun to watch and has a quiet confidence about her on the golf course, which I love to see and coach.”
Weinstein’s dominant summer this past year was something truly special to watch. The Highlands Ranch native posted a 74.0 scoring average while taking fourth at the Colorado Stroke Play Championship, third at the USGA Women’s Amateur Qualifier at Commonground, second place in the CWGA Match Play and made the Colorado Women’s Open cut. She also participated in the US Women’s Amateur Championship at the San Diego Country Club.
“These are stellar finishes in very competitive fields and to average just over 72 this fall season for us, after shooting 66 at Red Sky shows Mary's capability to be a consistent even par or better player day in and day out for us,” Kuhle said. “Of her 10 rounds this summer, she shot par-or-better four times and this fall of her 12 rounds she shot par-or-better four times. That's over a third of the time that she's able to shoot par-or-better, and as a sophomore on this team shows us her high level of play to be able to compete with the best in the nation.”
The former Regis standout ranks third on the team this year in scoring average with a 72.58, good for fourth in all of the Summit League. She is tied for the team lead with lowest round this year after firing a 6-under 66 in the second round of the Golfweek Conference Challenge at Red Sky.
“It is such an honor and I am humbled to be named the 2017 CWGA Player of the Year,” Weinstein said. “I would like to thank the Colorado Women's Golf Association for this award and all of the support they have given me throughout the years. I am also beyond grateful to be a part of the University of Denver Women's golf team and for all of the amazing opportunities that the program has given me.”
Denver returns to the course for the dual with defending national champion Arizona State on Jan. 28.
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