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Pac-12 Golf Monthly Awards - September 2022

Oct 5, 2022

Pac-12 Men's Golfer of the Month (September): Michael Thorbjornsen, STANFORD (Jr., Wellesley, Mass.)

  • Captured his first collegiate victory at the season-opening Fighting Illini Invitational with a three-round score of 7-under 203 (67-70-66).
  • Led the Cardinal to to dominant, 12-stroke win at Olympia Fields Country Club against seven of the nation's top 11 teams.
  • Began the final day on Sept. 18 tied for sixth at 3-under, and trailed by six with nine holes to play, but fired a 4-under on the back nine with birdies on Nos. 11, 13, 15 and 18 for the come-from-behind, one-stroke victory.
  • Led the field in Par 4 scoring (-4), was tied for sixth in Par 3 scoring (-1) and was 2-under on the Par 5s.
  • His 39 pars and 11 birdies over 56 holes were both in the top five.
  • First career Pac-12 Golfer of the Month honor.

Also Nominated: Chase Sienkiewicz, Arizona; Ryggs Johnston, Arizona State; Sampson Zheng, California; Dylan McDermott, Colorado; Owen Avrit, Oregon; Jackson Rivera, USC; Jaden Cantafio, Washington State.

Pac-12 Men in Golfweek Team Rankings (Top 50): No. 2 Stanford, No. 5 Arizona State, No. 23 Arizona, No. 27 Oregon, No. 28 Washington State, No. 35 Washington, No. 47 Oregon State.

Pac-12 Women's Golfer of the Month (September): Rose Zhang, STANFORD (So., Irvine, Calif.)

  • Cruised to a dominant five-stroke victory at the Carmel Cup on Sept. 4. 
  • Set the Pebble Beach women's course record with a 9-under 63 during the second round.
  • Won her fifth career event (in 11 starts) to tie for the fifth most in school history and helped the Cardinal to a 13-stroke win in impressive field.
  • Led the way with a three-round, 13-under 203 (68-63-72), the fifth-best 54-hole score in program history and her third best at Stanford.
  • Second career Pac-12 Golfer of the Month honor (October 2021).

Also Nominated: Gile Bite Starkute, Arizona; Ashley Menne, Arizona State; Cristina Ochoa, California; Morgan Miller, Colorado; Amanda Minni, Oregon State; Darcy Habgood, Washington State.

Pac-12 Women in Golfweek Team Rankings (Top 50): No. 1 Stanford, No. 9 Oregon, No. 11 Arizona, No. 18 Arizona State, No. 39 UCLA, No. 40 California.


Month Men's Women's
Sept. Michael Thorbjornsen, Stanford Rose Zhang, Stanford