Valspar Championship

Innisbrook Resort (Copperhead Course)

The Loop

Players of the Week — March 13-19

March 21, 2006



The sophomore from Quebec earned his third individual title in 2005-06 when he held off Baylor’s Ryan Baca to win by one at the Border Olympics. His 13-under 203 was 20 shots better than the tournament average at Laredo (Texas) CC and broke the Tigers’ school record for best 54-hole showing by two shots. It was Fortin-Simard’s third straight top-six finish. (Photo right courtesy of University of Memphis.)

Honorable Mentions:

Anthony Kim, Oklahoma—medalist at Hall of Fame Invitational (8-under 208)

Matt Harmon, Michigan State—medalist at Schenkel E-Z-Go Invitational (9-under 207)

Duncan Stewart, Jacksonville—medalist at El Diablo Intercollegiate (9-under 207)

Kyle Ellis, Mississippi—medalist at South Alabama Spring Classic (4-under 212)

Jason D’Amore, Loyola Marymount—medalist at Callaway Golf Invitational (7-under 209)


Shannon Johnson, Indiana__


It wasn’t just medalist honors the senior claimed at the UNLV Spring Invitational, defeating Campbell’s Alejandra Shaw by four shots. Her five-under 211 at Boulder Creek GC in Henderson, Nev., (book-ended by a pair of 68s) was good enough to break the Hoosiers’ 54-hole school record by a shot. It was the Sioux Falls, S.D., native’s second tournament victory of the season. (Photo right courtesy of Indiana University.)

Honorable Mentions:

Amanda Blumenherst, Duke—medalist at Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational (2-over 218)