Alejandro Canizares ties for seventh at the Sunnehanna Amateur

June 10, 2003

June 10, 2003 - ASU golfer and 2003 NCAA champion Alejandro Canizares tied for seventh place at the Sunnehanna Amateur to begin his summer schedule.Canizares shot rounds of 68-71-74-68 to finish with a 1-over par 281 at the Johnstown, Pa. course.

Canizares is coming off a school season in which he won the Arnold Palmer Award, the Pride/Softspikes Freshman of the Year and was named to both the PING All-America Team and the Softspikes All-Freshmen Team.

He led the Sun Devils with an average score of 71.65, had three top-five finishes, nine top-ten finishes and won the NCAA Championship.

For his first round, Canizares was paired with the tournament's defending champion, Dillard Pruitt.

'I had a good time playing with Alejandro,' Pruitt said. 'I actually played with his father out on the PGA European Tour so I thought that was kind of neat.'

Canizares is to play for the European Palmer Cup team in Kiawah Island, S.C. on July 7-11.

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