Michael Sakane
Michael Sakane
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Setegaya, Japan
High School: Kokushikan

2017-18 (freshman): ASUN Freshman of the Year, ASUN All-Freshmen Team, ASUN All-Tournament Team, ASUN Co-Player of the Week (March 1, 2018)

Stroke average of 73.44 through 25 rounds...Competed in nine tournaments...Finished a career-best T-5 at the Seminole Intercollegiate on Feb. 24-25 and at the ASUN Championship on April 22-24...Carded 68-71-69 at the Seminole Intercollegiate to post a 54-hole low -4, 212...Shared ASUN Co-Player of the Week honors with teammate Raul Pereda for performance...Also held ASUN All-Tournament Team honors with Pereda, with both finishing T-5 (even, 142) at the abridged 36-hole ASUN Championship...Posted eight rounds of par or better, including two in the 60's...Shot a 18-hole low of -4, 68 in round one of the Seminole Intercollegiate...First player program history to win ASUN Freshman of the Year...Posted 67 birdies and an eagle

Before JU:

Attended Kokushikan High School in Setegaya, Tokyo, Japan...Won the Japan Junior Golf Association Ryo Ishikawa Junior Championship in 2016 and recieved an invitation to the Thunderbird International Junior Championship...Placed second at the Japan High School Championship his junior year...Competed in the Japan Junior National Championship during his freshman and sophomore campaigns...Was a member of the U-18 Japan National Team in 2015

Personal:

  • Full name is Michael Ryunosuke Sakane
  • Born on 12/14/1998
  • Son of Shinichi and Noriko Sakane
  • Has a brother - Teppei, and two sisters - Arisa & Sara
  • Favorite athletes are Ichiro Suzuki & Ryo Ishikawa