Golfers Ante and McMahan share athlete of the week honors

July 14, 2020

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.