Men’s Golf in the Hunt at WSU

By Lindsay Gaesser, SDA Media Relations

Pullman, Wash.—The Arizona State men’s golf team is in the hunt heading into the final round of the Itani Quality Homes Collegiate at the par-70, 7,247-yard Palouse Ridge Golf Club in Pullman, Wash.  Through 36 holes, the Sun Devils are tied for fourth with Cal at 10–under 550.

After leading the pack for part of the morning round, Arizona State finished the round tied for fourth with Idaho after shooting a 4-under 276.  Jon Rahm, Max Rottluff, and Ki Taek Lee led the Sun Devils, each carding a 2-under 68 in the round.    

Rahm led the Sun Devils in the afternoon round, shooting a 4-under 66.  Through 36 holes, Rahm is in sixth place with a 6-under 134 (68-66).  One stroke back from Rahm, Lee is tied for seventh at 5-under after posting a 67 in the afternoon round.  For Lee, the 67 ties his career-low and beats his previous low round away from home, which was a 69 at last year’s Prestige at PGA West.     

Two Sun Devils carded eagles on Monday—Rottluff on hole 10 in the morning round and Broc Johnson on hole 18 in afternoon round.

Golfing as an individual, Alberto Sanchez is tied for ninth place with a 4-under 136 (66-70).  Sanchez’ 66 in the first round is a new career-low.  Last year, he shot a career- and season-low 68 in the second round of the Husky Invitational, where he recorded a top-10 finish.    

After Monday’s rounds, Oregon sits atop the team leader board with a 19-under 541.  The Ducks shot a course record 16-under 264 in the afternoon round to climb from sixth to first place.  Second-place Southern California and third-place Washington State are two strokes and three strokes back, respectively.  On the player leader board, the Trojans’ Rico Hoey and the Ducks’ Aaron Wise are tied for first at 9-under. 

The Itani Quality Homes Collegiate concludes tomorrow with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m PT. Live scoring will be available at golfstat.com.  Tournament results and recap will be available at the conclusion of competition at sundevils.com.

T4 Arizona State 276 274 550 -10
6 Jon Rahm (1) 68 66 134 -6
T7 Ki Taek Lee (3) 68 67 135 -5
T21 Max Rottluff (2) 68 70 138 -2
T48 Blake Cannon (5) 72 71 143 +3
74 Broc Johnson (4) 78 72 150 +10
T9 Alberto Sanchez (I) 66 70 136 -4
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