Men's Golf Competes At Pac-10 Championships April 24-26

April 21, 2006

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ASU TRAVELS TO PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIP: The Arizona State Universitymen's golf team travels to Palm Desert, Calif., for the Pac-10Championships held April 24-26 at The Canyons Course at Bighorn GolfClub (par-71, 7,009 yards). The 10 schools will play 36 holes onMonday, April 24, followed by single rounds on Tuesday, April 25, andWednesday, April 26. The Sun Devils will tee with Oregon Statebeginning at 7:30 a.m. for its first 36 holes on Monday. The Pac-10Championship counts the low five scores from the six-man teams. Livescoring of the tournament will be available at www.golfstat.com.

ASU MEN'S GOLF PROBABLE PAC-10 LINEUP(Tourn.-Rds.-Avg.)

Niklas Lemke6-3/Jr./Linkoping, Sweden10-30-72.03

Alejandro Canizares5-10/Sr./Manilva, Spain10-30-71.536-time Medalist

Benjamin Alvarado Holley6-0/Fr./Santiago, Chile7-21-72.90

Erik Coover5-11/Fr./Scottsdale, Ariz.3-9-73.56

Phil Telliard5-11/So./Riverside, Calif.4-12-75.50

Lenny Park5-7/Sr./Sochko, Korea.8-24-74.58

GOING FOR EIGHT: ASU coach Randy Lein has led ASU to seven Pac-10titles in his 12 seasons. ASU won titles in 1993, Lein's first year,and then won six straight from 1995-2000. ASU tied for first but lostin a tiebreaker in 2005, finished second in 2001 and 2004 and thirdin 1994 and 2003. Since joining the Pac-10 in the 1978-79 schoolyear, ASU has finished out of the top five just twice in its 27championships (ninth in 2002 and sixth in 1983).

ASU HEAD COACH Randy Lein: Randy Lein has coached 60 tournamentvictories in his 24 seasons, tutored 50All-Americans and added the top accolade in collegiate golf in1995-96 - the NCAA title - to his collection as the Sun Devils wonthe title in Chattanooga, Tenn., with a three-stroke victory overUNLV at the Honors Course. In his 14th season as ASU's coach, Leinhas guided ASU to 37 tournament victories (including a school recordsix in 1995-96), seven Pac-10 titles, four NCAA West Regional wins(three of the past six) and eight top-10 finishes at the NCAAsincluding the 1996 title. In addition, Lein has tutored NCAAmedalists Todd Demsey and Alejandro Canizares and 13 All-Americans(29 occasions): Todd Demsey (3), Chris Hanell (3), Paul Casey (3),Cade Stone, Chris Stutts, Joey Snyder (2), Scott Johnson (2), DarrenAngel (2), Jeff Quinney (3), Matt Jones (2), Chez Reavie (3),Alejandro Canizares (3) and Niklas Lemke (1). He has won Pac-10Coach-of-the-Year five times (1993, 1995, 1996, 1999 and 2000) whileat ASU and twice at USC (1980 and 1986). Lein (pronounced 'Line') isa 1975 graduate of Cal State Northridge.

SUN DEVILS AS PAC-10 MEDALISTS: Paul Casey won three straight Pac-10titles from 1998-2000, which is the last time a Sun Devil won thetitle and is a conference record for consecutive Pac-10 titles. OtherSun Devils who have won the Pac-10 championship are Scott Johnson(1997), Phil Mickelson (1990), co-medalists Dan Forsman and TonyGrimes (1981), Jim Bertoncino (co-medalist in 1980) and co-medalistsScott Watkins and Dan Croonquist (1979).

SUN DEVILS AS PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE YEAR: A list of Sun Devils whohave won Pac-10 Player of the Year honors: Scott Watkins (1979co-player of the year), Dan Forsman (1981 co-player of the year),Billy Mayfair (1987), Phil Mickelson (1990, 1991 and 1992), ToddDemsey (1994), Paul Casey (2000) and Jeff Quinney (2001 co-player ofthe Year) and Alejandro Canizares (2005).

ASU QUICK NOTES: ASU has finished in the top five at the NCAAs infive of the past 11 years and has won the Pac-10 title six of thepast 11 years...the Sun Devils also won national championships in1990 and 1996...ASU is led by 14th-year head coach Randy Lein, the1996 National Coach of the Year and a seven-time winner of Pac-10Coach of the Year (five times at ASU and twice at USC).

ASU'S BEST: Senior Alejandro Canizares is looking to bump himself outof the ASU top-10 single-season stroke average list. After 10tournaments this year, Canizares has a 71.53 stroke average,currently the tenth-best mark in ASU history. His 71.38 strokeaverage in 2003-2004 is seventh-best in ASU history, while his 71.65marks in both 2002-03 and 2004-05 are currently tied for 11th-best.

ASU MEN'S GOLF SCORING AVERAGES (1987-2006)Rk.	Name, Events	Year	Stroke Average1.	Paul Casey, 10	1999-2000	69.872.	Phil Mickelson, 12	1991-92	69.953.	Phil Mickelson, 11	1990-91	70.084.	Billy Mayfair, 13	1986-87	70.595.	Phil Mickelson, 14	1989-90	70.826.	Chez Reavie, 14	2003-04	71.057.	Alejandro Canizares, 14	2003-04	71.388.	Chris Hanell, 13	1996-97	71.449.	Matt Jones, 12	2000-01	71.4610.	Alejandro Canizares, 10	2005-06	71.5311.	Alejandro Canizares, 14	2004-05	71.6511.	Alejandro Canizares, 8	2002-03	71.65

NEXT UP: The 2006 NCAA West Regional will be held at Tucson NationalGolf Course in Tucson, Ariz., May 18-20. The 2006 NCAAChampionships will be held at Crosswater Golf Club at SunriverResort in Sunriver, Ore., May 31- June 3 with the University ofPortland serving as host.

2005 PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIPSWALLA WALLA, WASH./APRIL 25-27, 2005WALLA WALLA C.C. (Par 71)

Rk. Team 1 2 3 4 Total ScoreT1. UW 371 353 351 350 1425 +5T1. ASU 351 358 349 367 1425 +5

Rk. Individual (Team) 1 2 3 4 Total1. Erik Olson (UW) 70 69 68 69 276 (-8)3. Pat Moore (ASU) 67 67 69 76 279 (-5)T7. Niklas Lemke (ASU) 73 73 68 69 283 (-1)T10. A. Canizares (ASU) 71 69 71 73 284 (E)T25. Jesse Mueller (ASU) 70 73 71 75 289 (+5)T41. K. Critchfield (ASU) 71 80 70 74 295 (+11)T48. Charly Simon (ASU) 72 76 72 78 298 (+14)

2004 PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIPSMARANA, ARIZ./APRIL 26-28, 2004GALLERY AT DOVE MOUNTAIN (Par 72)

Rk. Team 1 2 3 4 Total Score1. Arizona 357 363 365 365 1450 +102. ASU 357 363 356 379 1455 +15

Rk. Individual (Team) 1 2 3 4 Total1. Henry Liaw (Arizona) 69 70 72 68 279 (-9)T2. Chez Reavie (ASU) 69 70 70 74 283 (-5)T2. A. Canizares (ASU) 71 72 66 74 283 (-5)13. Niklas Lemke (ASU) 81 70 72 72 295 (+7)T14. Jesse Mueller (ASU) 72 75 74 75 296 (+8)T39. Mike Derminio (ASU) 70 77 74 86 307 (+19)T49. K. Critchfield (ASU) 75 76 79 84 314 (+26)

2003 PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIPGLENDALE, CALIF./APR. 28-30, 2003OAKMONT C.C. (Par 72)

Rk. Team 1 2 3 4 Total Score1. UCLA 364 362 355 358 1439 -13. ASU 378 365 376 356 1475 +35

Rk. Individual (Team) 1 2 3 4 Total1. John Merrick (UCLA) 74 70 69 63 276 (-12)T2. Brady Stockton (ASU) 73 70 74 69 286 (-2)T4. A. Canizares (ASU) 72 71 76 69 288 (E)18. Chez Reavie (ASU) 78 72 74 72 296 (+8)T30. Jesse Mueller (ASU-M) 79 76 77 70 302 (+14)T40. K. Critchfield (ASU) 79 76 75 76 306 (+18)T53. Ben Flam (ASU) 76 80 80 79 315 (+27)

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