Nov. 6, 2008
AUBURN - Auburn junior Candace Schepperle has been named the Southeastern Conference Women's Golfer of the Week,league officials announced on Thursday.
Schepperle, a native of Birmingham, Ala. is currently ranked fifth in the nation by Golfweek and has led Auburn in its last two outings, compiling a 71.2 stroke average. The Tigers are ranked No. 12 in the
latest Golfweek standings.
Playing at the Auburn Derby Invitational on Oct. 24-26, Schepperle was the highest-ranked SEC player in the 17-team field that included eight conference teams. She carded two rounds at par-or-better to finish the event at even-par 216, placing fourth out of the 90-player field.
This past week, at the Hooters Collegiate Match Play Championship in Reunion, Fla., Schepperle posted back-to-back rounds of 2-under-par 70 to finish the qualifying rounds at 4-under 140, tying for fourth place. She was also placed the highest among SEC golfers in the field.
In the match play portion, she went 2-0-1, defeating ninth-ranked Stephanie Kono of UCLA 3 and 2 and 11th-ranked Whitney Neuhauser of Virginia 1-up. Schepperle tied Alabama's Kathleen Ekey for her one tie in the tournament.
Earlier this fall, Schepperle was named the SEC Women's Golfer of the Month for September.
The Hooters Collegiate Match play Championship signified the end of the fall season for the Tiger women's golf team. Auburn returns to the course Feb. 16-17, as the team travels to River Wildreness Country Club in Parrish, Fla., for the Central District Invitational.