Men's Golf Travels To Purdue To Open The 2007 Campaign

Sept. 20, 2007

The Arizona State men's golf team opens the 2007 fall season with the PING/Golfweek Preview. The opening tournament, hosted by Purdue University, features fifteen of the nation's best teams in a 54-hole format. The two-day preview is being played at the par-72 Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex. The same course will host the NCAA Championships in May. The teams will play 36 holes in a shotgun format on Saturday, September 22, beginning at 9 a.m. EDT. The tournament will conclude Sunday with tee times beginning at 8:30 a.m. EDT.

ASU begins the 2007 season with one of the youngest rosters in Coach Randy Lein's coaching tenure. This weekend's lineup of one junior, one sophomore and three true freshmen who will look to compete with the nation's best. This weekend's lineup will include: Knut Borsheim (Bergen, Norway), Steele DeWald (Park City, Utah), Jed Dirksen (Hampton, Iowa), Cameron Edens (Phoenix, Ariz.), and Jesper Kennegard (Klippan, Sweden).

ASU finished in sixth place last year at the PING/Golfweek Preview. ASU's lone individual winner was Darren Angel in 1995 and as a team the Sun Devils won in 1991, 1992 and 1995. The Sun Devils begin the season ranked No. 17 in the Golf World rankings.

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