Julien Brun (TCU) and Chirapat Jao-Javanil (Oklahoma) have been named the April Big 12 Golfers of the Month. Both student-athletes earned the individual title at the Big 12 Golf Championships.
Julien Brun, TCU, Jr., Antibes, France
Brun posted a 69.9 stroke average in three tournaments and rounded out the month of April with a dominating performance to claim the individual title at the Big 12 Championship.
Overall, Brun competed in three tournaments, placing first, second and 12th overall with five sub-70 rounds and eight of 10 rounds at par or lower.
The Antibes, France, native registered one of the most dominating performances in Big 12 Championship history over the weekend, claiming the individual title by nine strokes for the third-largest margin of victory in tournament history.
Brun’s 72-hole score of 11-under 277 was just one stroke behind the Big 12 record of 276 by Oklahoma State’s Morgan Hoffman in 2009, while setting a new Whispering Pines Golf Club course record. Brun posted back-to-back rounds of 66, the lowest score in all four rounds, while his final-round 66 tied the Big 12 Championship mark for the lowest fourth-round score. Brun rolled in 14 birdies against just two bogeys over the final 36 holes.
Chirapat Jao-Javanil, Oklahoma, Sr., Hua-Hin, Thailand
Jao-Javanil recorded a 72.6 stroke average throughout the month of April. The senior put a stamp on her career at the Big 12 Championship in Austin, Texas, as the win boosted her to the top of the OU record books for career wins. Jao-Javanil posted a three-round 209 at the championship, one stroke shy of the Big 12 Championship record, shooting a 68 in the final-round on Sunday to claim the title. The Hua-Hin, Thailand native recorded 15 birdies at the championship.
2013-14 Big 12 Golfers of the Month
September: Max McGreevy, Oklahoma, Fr.
October: Kevin Dougherty, Oklahoma State, Sr.
February: Jordan Niebrugge, Oklahoma State, So.
March: Kyle Jones, Baylor, Jr.
April: Julien Brun, TCU, Jr.
September: Julie Yang, Oklahoma State, So.
October: Alexandra Kaui, Oklahoma, Fr.
February: Alexandra Kaui, Oklahoma, Fr.
March: Sasikarn On-Iam, Iowa State, Sr.
April: Chirapat Jao-Javanil, Oklahoma, Sr.