April 4, 2013
FORT WORTH--TCU sophomore All-American Julien Brun became the first Horned Frog to be named Big 12 Men's Golfer of the Month on Thursday when he was awarded the honor for the month of March.
Brun helped lead TCU to three runner-up team finishes last month, in addition to a dual-match victory at Pepperdine. He placed among the top-15 golfers in each tournament while posting his third individual victory of the season March 17 at the National Invitational Tournament in Tucson, Ariz. The top-medalist finish helped Brun match his own school record for victories in a single season that he initially set last season as a freshman. He now owns six career wins, three more than any other golfer in TCU history.
Brun posted a 70.67 stroke average for the month. He opened March by tying for eighth place at the San Diego Classic on March 12 and later claimed a share of 15th place at the U.S. Intercollegiate, which was won by freshman teammate Paul Barjon.
The honor marks the third monthly conference award of Brun's TCU career. He was named Mountain West Golfer of the Month twice last season on his way to a runner-up finish at the NCAA Championship and first-team All-America accolades from the Golf Coaches Association of America.
A native of Antibes, France, Brun has continued the success of his brilliant freshman campaign into 2012-13. He currently rates as the No. 3 college golfer according to Golfstat.com and is listed as the world's No. 6 overall amateur by the R&A World Amateur Golf Rankings. His current season stroke average of 70.37 is lower than the school-record figure of 70.51 that he posted last season.
TCU continues its spring campaign April 13 through 14, when it travels to Austin, Texas, for its annual appearance at the Morris Williams Intercollegiate hosted by Texas.