Marquette’s Johnson named top GLIAC golfer

BAY CITY – Wayne State University senior and Marquette native Eric Johnson was named the 2013 GLIAC Men’s Golf Athlete of the Year on Thursday.

He posted the lowest stroke average among the GLIAC’s men’s golfers this season.

Johnson earned the honor following a season that included three top-five finishes and a stroke average of 74.58.

His best result was a second-place finish Sept. 15-16 at the Tiffin Kyle Ryman Memorial. He shot a low round of 68 in the opening round of the first NCAA regional of the season. Johnson was named GLIAC Men’s Golf Athlete of the Week on April 9 following a fifth-place finish at the NCAA Regional No. 2 in Georgetown, Ky.