Bling, Hou earn March Golfer of the Month

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Pac-12 Men’s Golfer of the Month: DEVON BLING, UCLA (Jr., Ridgecrest, Calif.)
• Finished third in a field of 84 at the Southern Highlands Collegiate (March 1-3) where he posted a 7-under 209 (68-73-68) and was one back of the individual lead.
• Won for the second time in his career and first time this season, posting a final score of 5-under 208 (70-67-71) to capture medalist honors at the Bandon Dunes Championship (March 8-10).

Also nominated: Daniel O’Loughlin, COLO; Kevin Geniza, ORE; Kyosuke Hara, OSU; Yuxin Lin, USC; Henry Lee, WASH.

Men’s Golfweek Rankings (Top 50): No. 7 Arizona State, No. 17 Washington, No. 21 Arizona, No. 26 USC, No. 29 UCLA, No. 31 Stanford, No. 32 California, No. 36 Oregon State.

Golfers of the Month: Sept. – Noah Woolsey, Washington; Oct. – Carson Barry, Oregon State; Nov. – Petr Hruby, Washington; Feb. – Mason Andersen, Arizona State; Mar. – Devin Bling, UCLA.

Pac-12 Women’s Golfer of the Month: VIVIAN HOU, ARIZONA (Fr., Taipei, Taiwan)
• Tied for third among a field of 77 at the Hurricane Invitational (March 2-3) where she shot a 1-over 217 (71-75-71) in leading the Wildcats to a tie for second as a team.
• Added another top-five finish as she led Arizona to the team title at the Arizona Wildcat Invitational (March 9-10). Hou placed second with a 8-under 208 (67-69-72), one stroke behind freshman teammate Kailie Vongsaga.
• She finished fifth or better six times this season, with 12 of her 16 rounds this season under par.

Also nominated: Linn Grant, ASU; Sofie Kibsgaard Nielsen, ORE; Mari Nishiura, OSU; Emma Spitz, UCLA.

Women’s Golfweek Rankings (Top 50): No. 1 USC, No. 5 Arizona State, No. 8 Arizona, No. 9 Stanford, No. 11 UCLA, No. 15 Oregon, No. 29 Oregon State, No. 48 Washington.

Women’s Golfers of the Month: Sept. – Vivian Hou, Arizona; Oct. – Angelina Ye, Stanford; Nov. – Rino Sasaki, Washington; Feb. – Amelia Garvey, USC. Mar. – Vivian Hou, Arizona.