IMG Academy Golf program alumnus Cheng-Tsung Pan, a member of the Class of 2011, has emerged as one of the top men's collegiate golfers in the game today. Pan currently sits at No. 14 in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings and reached as high as third-place in the most recent U.S. Open in June. This week, at the third annual Kikkor Husky invitational held in Bremerton, Wash., Sept. 16-17. Pan shot rounds of 68-70-67 to finish at 11-under 205 and capture medalist honors by six shots over Washington State's Michael Anderson and BYU's Joe Parkinson. Pan's dominance also helped lead the Huskies to the team title, as Washington finished at 17-under 847; 18 shots ahead of runner-up Arizona State (865) and 21 ahead of another Pac-12 Conference team, Oregon State (868).
As a student-athlete, few had ever achieved as many leaps in the rankings as Pan. He ranked as high as fourth (June 2011) in Golfweek/amateurgolf.com world rankings, after finishing 11th in 2010, 201st in 2009 and 352nd in 2008. At the age of 15, Pan, a native of Taiwan, became the youngest U.S. Amateur quarterfinalist since Bobby Jones.