TCU's Brun Named National Golfer of the Week
April 3, 2012
FORT WORTH--TCU freshman Julien Brun has been named Golfweek National Player of the Week for his performance during last weekend's Insperity Augusta State Invitational. He becomes the first Horned Frog ever to win the award.
Brun, one of the 28 candidates for the Ben Hogan Award presented to the nation's top golfer, posted his third individual tournament victory of the season Sunday at Forest Hills Golf Club in Augusta, Ga., finishing with a 14-under par total of 202. Brun recorded individual rounds of 68-65-69 against a field of many of college golf's top individuals, including three of the nation's top-10 individuals. The second-round 65 matched his career-low score while also marking the low individual round of the tournament. He finished the weekend one shot in front of No. 2-rated Dylan Frittelli, a senior from Texas.
The victory helped Brun take sole ownership of two major TCU records, one for wins in a single season and the other for wins in a career. Only six Frogs had ever previously won two career tournaments including the Antibes, France, native: Jeff Hiemenz (1981-82), Jim Sorenson (1985-86), J.J. Henry (1997-98), Bret Guetz (2000-02), David Schultz (2002-03). Brun had shared the single-season record of two tournament victories with Heimenz, Sorenson, Henry and Schultz prior to Sunday.
Brun's performance has moved him into 12th place in the latest Golfweek/Sagarin national individual rankings. He also is gaining notice this season on the international amateur scene, having risen nearly 50 spots into No. 15 in the R&A world amateur golf rankings, and is now the No. 1-ranked French amateur and No. 2-ranked amateur in all of Europe.
TCU returns to competition with its final regular-season tournament April 21-22 at the Boilermaker Invitational in Lafayette, Ind.