Snedeker Named SEC Golfer of the Week 2/13/03

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Vanderbilt's Brandt Snedeker was named SEC Golfer of the Week after finishing second at the Gator Invitational this past weekend.

Snedeker, who entered the final day of the Gator Invitational in a tie for ninth, fired a one-under-par 69 in the final round to climb to second with a one-over-par score of 211. His round of 69 tied for the best round of the day, but it left the senior just one shot short of the top spot.

His performance helped lead Vanderbilt to a tie for fifth place in the team competition at the Gator Invitational. The Commodores are No. 22 in the latest Golfweek/Sagarin Team Rankings, rating them fifth in the SEC.

In six tournaments this year, Snedeker still has not finished worse than third, including winning three consecutive events in the fall. The Nashville native also is the SEC's top rated golfer in the 2002-03 Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings, rating second in the nation. Snedeker currently boasts a 69.06 stroke average in 17 rounds.

Snedeker will have a while to savor this honor as he and the rest of the Commodores do not play again until March 17-18 at the Cleveland Golf Collegiate Championships in Aiken, S.C.



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