April 30, 2009
LEWISBURG, Pa. – Bucknell junior Andrew Cohen (Mamaroneck, N.Y./Mamaroneck) was named the national College Player of the Week by Golf World on Thursday. Cohen was honored for his performance at this weekend’s Patriot League Championship, where he posted a league-record 208, won the individual title by eight shots, and led the Bison to their third league championship in the last four years.
Cohen posted rounds of 71-68-69 at the par-70 West Point Golf Course. He became Bucknell's third Patriot League medalist, joining Charlie Waddell, who won back-to-back titles in 2005 and 2006. The 54-hole total of 208 was a Patriot League Championship record by one stroke. Runner-up Matt Krembel of Army finished eight shots back at 216. Golf World noted that Cohen’s winning score was nearly 25 strokes lower than the tournament average.
The victory was Cohen’s second in as many weeks, as he also captured the Caves Valley Intercollegiate the prior weekend. He has played his last 90 holes in 3-under par, and he has birdied 20 of those 90 holes. That lowered his spring scoring average to 73.9.
Cohen was honored along with Golf World’s Women’s Player of the Week, Carlota Ciganda of Arizona State. The freshman prevailed in a three-way playoff to capture the Pac-10 individual title.
Cohen and the Bison will now compete at the NCAA Regionals May 14-16 at a site to be determined. The fields for the six Regionals will be announced on Monday.