April Golfers of the Month

SAN FRANCISCO - Justin Suh of USC and Patty Tavatanakit of UCLA have been named the Pac-12 Men’s and Women’s Golfers of the Month for April, the Pac-12 announced today.

Suh, a junior from San Jose, Calif., captured medalist honors at the Pac-12 Championships (April 23-25) in leading the Trojans to their 20th Conference title and first since 2011. He posted a 16-under 268 (68-64-65-71) to clear the field by four strokes. Suh, currently ranked No. 2 nationally by Golfstat, opened the month with a fourth-place finish at the Western Intercollegiate (April 7-8) where he shot an 8-under 202 (67-68-67). He averaged 67.14 strokes over his seven rounds in April. 
 
Also nominated (with Golfstat ranking): George Cunningham, ARIZONA (No. 33); Collin Morikawa, CALIFORNIA (No. 1); Yannik Paul, COLORADO (No. 68); Jeffrey Swegle, STANFORD (No. 69); Cole Madey, UCLA (No. 114); Carl Yuan, WASHINGTON (No. 97).
 
The Golfweek men’s Top 25 rankings include No. 5 CALIFORNIA, No. 13 STANFORD, No. 17 ARIZONA STATE, No. 21 USC.
 
Tavatanakit, a freshman from Bangkok, Thailand, had an extremely strong month, finishing as a co-medalist at the Silverado Showdown (April 8-10) against a very talented field. Tavatanakit carried that momentum into the Pac-12 Championships, taking home the individual title in a one-hole playoff, as well as helping UCLA to back-to-back Pac-12 team titles. In both events, Tavatanakit shot an eight-under 208, finishing under par in all six rounds of competition.

Tavatanakit finished regular season play with three wins and a No. 5 ranking individually.  She and her Bruin teammates enter postseason play May 7-9 as the No. 1 seed in the West Regional (Harding Park, San Francisco, Calif.)

Also nominated (with Golfstat ranking): Haley Moore, ARIZONA (No. 22); Olivia Mehaffey, ARIZONA STATE (No. 15);  Jiyoon Jang, CALIFORNIA (No. 30); Brittany Fan, COLORADO (No. 50).
 
The Golfweek women’s Top 25 rankings include No. 2 UCLA, No. 5 USC, No. 6 STANFORD, No. 12 ARIZONA; No. 15 ARIZONA STATE, No. 18 WASHINGTON; No. 19 COLORADO.
 
  Women's Men's
September Kirsty Hodgkins, COLO Justin Suh, USC
October Andrea Lee, STAN KK Limbhasut, CAL
November Lilia Vu, UCLA Justin Suh, USC
February Lilia Vu, UCLA Justin Suh, USC
March Lilia Vu, UCLA Collin Morikawa, CAL
April Patty Tavatanakit, UCLA Justin Suh, USC
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