Pun Chanachai Named WAC Women's Golfer Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - The Western Athletic Conference announced its golfers of the week on Wednesday. After a record-breaking tournament finish, NM State’s Pun Chanchai was named the WAC Women’s Golfer of the Week for the third time this spring.

An incredible week saw Chanachai set a new program record with her sixth individual win after earning medalist honors at the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic, to pass former Aggie and current LPGA golfer Alena Sharp. The Bangkok, Thailand natives success at the event in Maricopa, Ariz. continued for the second-straight year after the golfer also set a course record for the lowest round by an individual shooting a 65 (-7) during the second round of the tournament back in 2018.

The two-time WAC Player of the Year shot an 8-under-par 208 to earn the title by four strokes. The junior’s best round came in the first round, shooting a 5-under-par 67. As a team, the Aggies took third among 20 teams competing in the final regular season event for the Crimson & White.

With the regular season all wapped up, the NM State women’s golf team gets set to compete in the WAC Tournament, April 18-20, at the Oakbrook Golf Course in Lakewood, Wash. The Aggies look for their fifth conference title in the last six years.