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Pac-12 Golf Weekly Awards – Jan. 30, 2024

Pac-12 Golf Weekly Awards - Jan. 30, 2024

Pac-12 Women’s Golfers of the Week (1/30/24): Gile Bite Starkute, ARIZONA (5th, Vilnius, Lithuania) & Stefanie Deng, WASHINGTON (Sr., Shanghai, China)

  • Both Starkute and Deng won spring-season opening tournaments for their first collegiate victories. 
  • Starkute fired an 8-under-par 64 – her lowest as a collegian and the lowest by a Pac-12 women’s golfer this season – to win the Match in the Desert, edging runners-up from rivals Arizona State and UCLA by two shots. 
  • Deng delivered a 3-under 69 to win Georgia’s rain-shortened Lady Bulldog Invitational by a shot, carding one of only three under-par rounds in the 30-player field.
  • First career Pac-12 weekly honors for both Starkute and Deng.

Also Nominated: None.

Pac-12 Women in Scoreboard Team Rankings (Top 50): No. 2 Stanford, No. 4 UCLA, No. 5 USC, No. 7 Oregon, No. 18 California, No. 24 Arizona State, No. 26 Arizona, No. 42 Oregon State, No. 49 Washington.

Pac-12 Men in Scoreboard Team Rankings (Top 50): No. 4 Washington, No. 6 Arizona State, No. 16 Arizona, No. 17 Oregon, No. 18 California, No. 31 UCLA, No. 46 Oregon State.


Month Men’s Women’s
Sept. 12 Preston Summerhays, Arizona State                
Eric Lee, California
Sept. 19 Pono Yanagi, Washington State Kiara Romero, Oregon
Sept. 26 Stanley Lin, Oregon State              
Taehoon Song, Washington
Amari Avery, USC
Oct. 3 Sampson Zheng, California Ashleigh Park, Oregon
Oct. 10 Luke Powell, UCLA Meghan Royal, UCLA
Oct. 17 Tiger Christensen, Arizona        
Omar Morales, UCLA
Paula Martin Sampedro, Stanford
Oct. 24 Preston Bebich, Washington State Catherine Park, USC
Oct. 31 Hunter Swanson, Colorado
Nov. 7 Tony Chen, California Sadie Englemann, Stanford
Jan. 30 Gile Bite Starkute, Arizona 
Stefanie Deng, Washington


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