March 18, 2009
UCLA freshman Stephanie Kono has won GolfWorld national player of the week honors, the magazine announced Wednesday.
Kono, 19, won the UCF Challenge on Mar. 10, firing a final round 66 (-6) to finish one stroke ahead of Florida's Jessica Yadloczky. Kono vaulted from 12th place on the final day and posted a 54-hole total of 208 (-8). She made four birdies over the final seven holes to capture her second title of the season. In November, shw won medalist honors at the Collegiate Match Play Championships after firing consecutive rounds of 66.
The Honolulu, HI native leads the Bruins in scoring average (71.4), rounds under 70 (5), and Top 20 finishes (7). Half of her 20 rounds this season are under par and she is five-under par through seven starts.