California's Morikawa named Pac-12 Men's Golfer of the Month
Peter Vander Stoep
Collin Morikawa, California
So., La Canada, Calif.
• Posted a 6-under 210 to end up tied for first-place before losing in the first playoff hole at the Southern Highlands Collegiate (March 6-8).
• Won his first collegiate event with a 13-under 200 at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational (March 18-19).
• Shot 69 or better in four of his six March rounds and currently has the nation’s lowest season stroke average (69.33).
• For the season, Morikawa has been in the top five five times, the top 10 on seven occasions and the top 20 in all eight of his stroke-play events.
Also nominated: Brad Reeves, Arizona; Jared du Toit, Arizona State; Jeremy Paul, Colorado; Kevin Murphy, Oregon State; Hidetoshi Yoshiara, UCLA; Cal Yuan, Washington; Zach Anderson, Washington State.
The Rankings: Golfweek rankings currently include five Pac-12 teams among its Top 25 - No. 2 USC, No. 8 Stanford, No. 10 Oregon, No. 20 Arizona State, No. 24 Colorado.
Stroke Average: Five Pac-12 golfers are listed among the Top 10 in average score - No. 1 Collin Morikawa, CAL ( 69.33); No. 2 Wyndham Clark, ORE (69.44); No. 4 Jared du Toit, ASU (69.63); No. 6 Maverick McNealy, STAN (69.85); No. 9 Norman Xiong, ORE (70.06).
Pac-12 Men’s Golf Championships: The Pac-12 Men’s Golf Championships will take place April 28-30 at the Boulder Country Club, Boulder, Colo.