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Pac-12 Golf Monthly Awards - October 2022

Nov 3, 2022

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

  • Posted top-10 finishes against a trio of loaded fields, including a T-3rd to lead Stanford to a team title at a Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate event with 10 other top-10 teams.
  • Opened October with back-to-back eighth place finishes at the Ben Hogan Collegiate Invitational (69-66-72) and Stephens Cup (69-71-69).
  • Capped month with an 11-under-par 205 (68-70-67) to tie for third at the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate on Oct. 23.
  • Recorded a 69.0 scoring average across nine rounds with eight under-par rounds and six in the 60s.
  • Second career Pac-12 Golfer of the Month honor (Sept. 2022).

Also Nominated: Luke Potter, Arizona State; Dylan McDermott, Colorado; Mateo Fuenmayor, Oregon State; Javier Barcos, Utah.

Pac-12 Men in Golfweek Team Rankings (Top 50): No. 2 Arizona State, No. 6 Stanford, No. 23 Oregon, No. 25 Arizona, No. 27 Washington.

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

  • Cruised to her sixth career victory (in just 13 starts) by a seven-shot margin at the Stanford Intercollegiate on Oct. 23. Was the only player with three rounds in the 60s in the 100-player field en route to a 13-under-par total (66-65-69--200).
  • Recorded the worst stroke-play finish of her career with a T-12th (70-73-71) at the Stephens Cup, yet bounced back with a 3&2 victory over Emilia Migliaccio to help the Cardinal defeat Wake Forest, 4-1, in the championship match. 
  • Recorded a 69.0 scoring average over six rounds with five under-par rounds and three in the 60s.
  • Third career Pac-12 Golfer of the Month honor (October 2021, Sept. 2022).

Also Nominated: Lauren Gooding, Colorado; Kyra Ly, Oregon State; Zoe Antoinette Campos, UCLA; Amari Avery, USC.

Pac-12 Women in Golfweek Team Rankings (Top 50): No. 1 Stanford, No. 6 Oregon, No. 13 USC, No. 16 Arizona, No. 21 Arizona State, No. 30 UCLA, No. 47 California.

2022-23 PAC-12 GOLFERS OF THE MONTH

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