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Pac-12 Golf Weekly Awards - Sept. 19, 2023

Sep 19, 2023

Pac-12 Men's Golfer of the Week (9/19/23): Pono Yanagi, WASHINGTON STATE (Sr., Hilo, Hawai'i)

  • Shared medalist honors at the Golfweek Fall Challenge with a school-record in relation to par score of 17-under-par 199 (66-66-67).
  • Co-medalist performance helped WSU finish second as a team with a program-record in relation to par score of 46-under, one shot off LMU's winning 47-under 817 total.
  • Led the 80-player field with 20 birdies and in par-5 scoring at 10-under.
  • The first career Pac-12 honor for Yanagi, and only the second-ever for the WSU program (Kevin Tucker, Oct. 2008 monthly award).

Also Nominated: Brandon Robison, Utah.

Pac-12 Men in Golfweek Preseason Team Rankings (Top 30): No. 3 Arizona State, No. 13 Stanford, No. 16 Oregon, No. 22 Arizona, No. 24 California.

Pac-12 Women's Golfer of the Week (9/19/23): Kiara Romero, OREGON (Fr., San Jose, Calif.)

  • Shared medalist honors in her collegiate debut, firing an 8-under-par 208 (67-71-70) at the Annika Intercollegiate.
  • Birdied two of her final four holes to climb into four-way tie atop individual leaderboard and help Ducks surge to a second-place team finish.
  • Finished second in the 60-player field with 15 birdies, including a bogey-free 5-under 67 in her first collegiate round.
  • The first career Pac-12 weekly honor for Romero.

Also Nominated: Ashley Menne, Arizona State; Raya Nakao, Oregon State.

Pac-12 Women in Golfweek Preseason Team Rankings (Top 30): No. 2 Stanford, No. 6 USC, No. 10 Oregon, No. 12 Arizona State, No. 17 Arizona, No. 29 UCLA.


Month Men's Women's
Sept. 12 Preston Summerhays, Arizona State 
Eric Lee, California
Sept. 19 Pono Yanagi, Washington State Kiara Romero, Oregon