2018 Tournament Participant Profile

Peng Pichaikool Miss. St.


Junior (2018-19): Opened the season with a seventh place finish at the Carmel Cup at Pebble Beach Golf Links, his eighth-career top 10 finish… Earned his sixth-career top 5 finish and third runner-up finish in September at the Louisville Challenge…

Sophomore (2017-18): Competed in all 12 of MSU’s events… Closed sophomore campaign with a 71.75 stroke average, good for fourth-best in program history… Placed in the Top 5 twice and in the top 10 three times… Finished second (-11) as MSU finished third as team at the Bearcat Invitational, tying career-low finish (202) and leading the field in birdies (19)… Shot a 4-under 206 to finish 8th at the Jerry Pate Intercollegiate in October… Posted a 12-under 204 at the Quail Valley Collegiate Invitational in October to a T3 finish, and the third best tournament finish of his career… Over the break between fall and spring, competed in two tournaments – In December, shot 9-under at the Boonchu Ruangkit Championship, an Asian Development Tour (pro) event in Thailand, to a tie for 12th, the best finish by an amateur; In January, competed against some of the best collegiate talent at the Jones Cup, where he placed fifth… Part of State’s four straight top 5 finishes in March… finished in the top 25 individually in each of MSU’s final three regular season tournaments… Made second-career NCAA Regional appearance in Bryan, Texas, as he helped State earn postseason berth… Over the summer of 2018, T10 and earned the best amateur finish at the Queen’s Cup, a Asian Tour event in Thailand… T30 and took a share of the best amateur finish at another Asian Tour event, the Thailand Open, in June.

Freshman (2016-17): Competed in seven events… Joined team in Spring and made an immediate impact… Finished the season with the second-best single season stroke average in program history, at 71.15… Earned five top 15 finishes… Placed T35 at the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional… Named to the SEC All-Freshmen team… Named to the GCAA Ping All-Region Team… Career-low round of 63 at Lone Star Invitational… Tied the second lowest round in school history with his 63 at Lone Star Invitational… His 54-hole total of 202 at the Lone Star Invitational tied for fifth lowest in school history… Earned a then-career-best finishes of T3 at Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate and T2 at Lone Star Invitational.