IRVING, Texas — Oklahoma State’s Viktor Hovland has been named the Big 12 Golfer of the Month for October. The honor marks the second time he has received the distinction during his career.
The Cowboy junior opened the month with a 4-1 record at the Big 12 Match Play tournament in Houston. Hovland then posted a 4-under total of 206 to share medalist honors with teammate Matthew Wolff and Pepperdine’s Clay Feagler at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate while helping the Cowboys to their second win of the fall.
The No. 1-ranked player in the Golfweek/Sagarin Ranking, Hovland posted a 68 to finish first at the East Lake Cup before tallying a 2-0 match play record at the event.
Hovland and teammate Zach Bauchou are in the field at this week’s PGA stop, the Mayakoba Golf Classic in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico.
Burrows repeats as Summit League Golfer of the Month
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Oral Roberts’ Cody Burrows and South Dakota State’s Teresa Toscano were rewarded for their consistent play throughout the month of October as both repeated as Summit League Male and Female Golfers of the Month, respectively.
Burrows turned in a pair of top-10 finishes in October, including a tie for third at the Herb Wimberley Intercollegiate (217; +4), which was the top individual finish by a Summit League Golfer during the month. He also tied for seventh at the Pepsi Cola Classic to wrap up the Golden Eagles’ fall schedule. His second-round score of 69 (-3) was his best of the month, helping him finish with a 54-hole total of 217 (+1).
Toscano backed up an impressive September with two more top-10 finishes to close out the fall season. She tied for seventh at both the NM State Aggie Invitational (218; +4) and UC Irvine Invitational (212; -2) during the month. Her 212 score in the fall finale topped her previous season best of 214 that she set while capturing the UNO Fall Invitational. Toscano closed out with a pair of rounds under par, including a season-best of 70 (-2) in the second round.
Male Golfer of the Month
Cody Burrows, Oral Roberts
Sr. | Chickasha, Okla.
• Second Golfer of the Month accolade to go with four career weekly honors
• Added two more top-10 finishes in October bringing his fall total to three