ASU Students Excelling in Golf
The beginning of 2016 has already been off to a great start for the Sun Devil Golf Athlete’s: John Rahm and Monica Vaughn.
March 3, Sun Devil senior men’s golfer John Rahm officially received the 2015 Mark H. McCormack Medal as the leading player in the World Amateur Golf Ranking presented by Executive Director of the Arizona Golf Association, Ed Gowan.
The McCormack Medal, named after Mark H. McCormack, founder of IMG and a lifelong avid supporter of golf, has recognized the No. 1 amateur player in golf since 2007. The medal is awarded at the culmination of the amateur season in August. The WAGR system currently ranks more than 6,000 amateur players based on cumulative performance in more than 2,300 events, and is offered by The R&A and the USGA as a global service to golf.
Rahm, the first Spanish player to receive the award, will as a result have full exemptions into both the 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club in Pittsburgh and the 145TH Open at Royal Troon in Scotland. Read the full story…
The Pac-12 Conference announced early February that Arizona State junior Monica Vaugh is February’s Female Golfer of the Month, becoming the first Sun Devil to earn the award since Noemi Jimenez in March 2014.
Vaugh is currently ranked No. 14 in the Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking and has been named one of the eight players to be on the USA Team for the 2016 Curtis Cup Match. She has victories in the 2016 Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge and the 2015 Ping/ASU Invitational. As a sophomore, she finished fifth in the individual competition of the 2015 NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship.