Big Rapids, Mich. - Ferris State University senior golfer Destiny Lawson (Ocala, Fla.) has been recognized by the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) as a two-time GLIAC Player of the Week honoree for September, according to an announcement made by the league office.
The GLIAC announced its weekly awards for the entire month of September following the fifth week of fall tournaments. Lawson was one of three honorees from the conference and the only two-time choice.
The Bulldog senior had an impressive opening month of the season, highlighted by earning the GLIAC Player of the Week recognition for both Sept. 16 and Sept. 23. Lawson, who missed all of last year, returned to the top of the FSU lineup and led the Bulldogs to a team championship and a pair of runner-up finishes in September.
Her play the opening weekend lifted Ferris State to the team title at the Saginaw Valley State Invitational (Sept. 14-15) in Bay City when she emerged as the individual medalist. In the event, she tied for first overall with a 150 (76-74) total and then birdied the first playoff hole to garner the win. The following week (Sept. 21-22), she carded a 142 figure (72-70) to earn runner-up honors while setting a new school individual 36-hole record as the Bulldogs placed second in the Cumberland Trail Golf Classic in Ohio.
The team shot an impressive 604 total score at the Ohio event, which represented the lowest figure for a 36-hole event in school history, including a school-record tying 296 figure in the first round of the tournament.
Along with her performances at the SVSU Invite and the Cumberland Trail Golf Classic, Lawson was also the runner-up in FSU's own Bulldog Fall Invitational to close out the month on Sept. 28 at Katke Golf Course.
Ferris State will compete next in the Music City Invitational hosted by Trevecca Nazarene University on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 14-15, in Nashville, Tenn.