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PNGA Player of the Year du Toit wins college tourney

Jared du Toit of Kimberley, B.C. has been knocking on the door for some time with the Arizona State Sun Devils, before finally breaking through on Wednesday with a victory at the Prestige at PGA WEST.

Photo courtesy ASU Athletics.

The 2016 PNGA Men’s Player of the Year and Team Canada member finished the 54-hole event at 9-under par (67-67-70), four strokes clear of runner-up Sam Burns of LSU. The 21-year-old du Toit, now a senior, posted 13 birdies en route to the victory, his first with the Sun Devils. The team’s captain came up just shy of earning medalist honors earlier this month, where he finished tied for first after falling in a playoff. He now has 10 top-10 finishes while playing for ASU.

Prior to his time at Arizona State, du Toit collected a pair of first place finishes playing for the Idaho Vandals. He captured a T1 finish in his sophomore season at the Wyoming Southern Dunes before capping off his year in stellar fashion with a victory at the Big Sky Championship.