SDSU's Spaun Tabbed SGA National Amateur Golfer of the Month

April 6, 2012

SAN DIEGO - The Southern Golf Association (SGA) announced Friday that San Diego State senior J.J. Spaun has been named the organization's National Amateur of the Month for March. The honor is the SGA's first to be handed out in 2012, and is his second such award in the last two days after also being recognized as the Mountain West Golfer of the Month on Thursday.

Spaun claimed three individual titles in his four tournaments during the month of March, capturing all three during an 11-day period from March 13-23. He won his first of the season by two strokes at The Farms Collegiate Invitational with a 4-under 212 and followed it up with medalist honors at the National Invitational Tournament in Arizona by four strokes with a season-low 15-under 201. The San Dimas, Calif., native capped the month by winning the team's final home event of the year, the Barona Collegiate Cup, by three strokes with a 14-under 202.

Winners of the SGA National Amateur of the Month award, now in its 10th year, are chosen by a panel of golf journalists, officials and coaches from March through October. The SGA supports amateur golf at the highest level, including staging of the Southern Amateur, which will be played for the 106th time this July at Chenal Country Club in Little Rock, Ark.

Spaun and the Aztecs are currently finishing out the second round of the 40th annual Thunderbird Invitational at Karsten Golf Course in Tempe, Ariz.