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Pac-12 Golf Monthly Awards - January 2022

Feb 3, 2022
Jeff Golden/Thomas Fernandez

Pac-12 Men's Golfer of the Month (January): David Puig, ARIZONA STATE (Jr., La Garriga, Spain)

  • Won the Southwestern Invitational for the second consecutive year, the first back-to-back winner in event history, with an 8-under-par 208 total (73-70-65).
  • Carded a final round 7-under 65 to erase a seven-shot deficit and climb from 16th to medalist. The 65 was more than 10 shots better than the final round field average (75.41).
  • Led Arizona State to a tournament-record 30-under 834 (283-275-276) and a 13-shot victory over runner-up and defending national champion Pepperdine.
  • Posted 3-1 record to help the Sun Devils come back to defeat Arizona, 15-9, in the second annual Copper Cup match play dual.
  • Second career Pac-12 Golfer of the Month honor (Feb. 2021).

Also Nominated: Christian Banke, Arizona.

Pac-12 Men in Golfweek Team Rankings (Top 50): No. 1 Arizona State, No. 7 Stanford, No. 17 Washington, No. 27 Arizona, No. 43 Oregon.

Pac-12 Women's Golfer of the Month (January): Alexandra Forsterling, ARIZONA STATE (Sr., Berlin, Germany)

  • Posted a runner-up individual finish, the best of her career, in leading Arizona State to the team title of the Match in the Desert on Jan. 24.
  • Opened with a career-low 6-under-par 66 en route to a two-round 9-under 135 total.
  • Led the Sun Devils to a five-shot victory in a seven-team field featuring the nation's No. 2 ranked team (Oklahoma State), defending NCAA champion (Ole Miss) and a pair of ranked Pac-12 rivals (Arizona, UCLA).
  • First career Pac-12 Golfer of the Month honor.

Also Nominated: Ya Chun Chang, Arizona.

Pac-12 Women in Golfweek Team Rankings (Top 50): No. 1 Stanford, No. 4 Oregon, No. 12 Arizona State, No. 15 UCLA, No. 16 USC, No. 23 Arizona, No. 31 Oregon State, No. 40 Washington, No. 42 California.


Month Men's Women's
Sept. Cameron Sisk, Arizona State Hsin-Yu (Cynthia) Lu, Oregon
Oct. RJ Manke, Washington Rose Zhang, Stanford
Nov. Barclay Brown, Stanford Katherine Muzi, USC
Jan. David Puig, Arizona State Alexandra Forsterling, Arizona State