Brandon Stone of Texas, the individual medalist in the recent Big 12 Men’s Golf Championship, has been named Player of the Month for April. In being named to the honor, the Texas freshman becomes the only first=year golfer to receive the award three times in the same season in Big 12 history.
Stone finished first in the Big 12 Championship last month at Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kan., winning by three shots. His individual victory in the tournament helped lead his Longhorn team to the overall championship, their fourth in the Big 12 era and 43rd conference title in school history.
In the month of April Stone scored no worse than 74 in nine 18-hole rounds
Lauren Taylor of Baylor, also a freshman, was the medalist in the Women’s Big 12 Championship, making it two freshman who walked off with the top individual honors. Her 54-hole score of 213 equaled the fourth lowest women’s score in the conference championship history, and she was the second freshman to win the event. She had the lowest score in each of the 18-hole rounds. Her Baylor team finished second in the women’s championship. For her April performance, Taylor was named Women’s Player of the Month.