Golfers Ante and McMahan share athlete of the week honors
Anchorage golfers Abigail Ante and Mark McMahan are separated by 44 years of age but have this in common: they’re the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Athletes of the Week.
Ante, 15, won the Alaska match-play women’s championship at Palmer Golf Course in her first try after going 2-1 in the round-robin semifinals. Ante then tied for 3rd the next week in the Alaska Women’s Amateur championship won by 17-year-old Elizabeth Kim of Fairbanks.
McMahan, 59, won all five matches to claim the senior men’s title 43 years after making his state amateur debut as a teenager in Fairbanks. He beat Gregg Frost 4 and 3 in the championship match.
The athlete of the week recipient is selected by a panel each Friday and announced Saturday at 11 a.m. on the Sports Guys on CBS Sports Radio 590AM and 96.7FM.
View past winners here.