Sun Devils Lead After Two Rounds Of Thunderbird Invitational

April 9, 2004

Arizona State shot a 28-under 548 (270-278) and leads by 10 strokes over three schools after two rounds of the ASU/Thunderbird Invitational, as 2003 NCAA champion Alejandro Canizares also leads the field by shooting 13-under 131 through 36 holes, all played on Friday.

Peter Tomasulo of 16th-ranked California carded a course and tournament record 11-under 61 (29-32) in the opening round, one stroke better than the 62 shot by 2000 U.S. Amateur champion Jeff Quinney on April 18, 1999. Quinney shot a 15-under 201 that year, the third-best mark in Thunderbird Invitational history. Tomasula (61-72) is tied for second with ASU's Kendall Critchfield at 11-under 133. Critchfield, playing for the ASU Maroon squad, shot a 9-under 63 in the first round and had a double-eagle on the par-5 14th hole, which was his finishing hole in the shotgun-start format. The 63 marked a collegiate best for Critchfield, whose previous best of 65 came on April 11, 2003, in the second round of the Thunderbird Invitational. He shot a 2-under 70 in the second round.

ASU shot a 270 in the first round led by Canizares (65) and senior Chez Reavie (66). Canizares' 65 and Reavie's 66 matched season-bests. Reavie is tied for sixth at 8-under 136 (66-70).

Ninth-ranked Arizona shot a 15-under 273 in the first round, led by Nathan Tyler and Chris Nallen, as they both shot 6-under 66. New Mexico, ranked 17th by the Golf Coaches Association, also carded a 273 in the opening round. Texas Tech's Oscar Floren carded an 8-under 64 in the first round and is at 8-under 136 (64-72), which is tied for sixth. New Mexico, Arizona and USC all are tied for second at 18-under 558.

Arizona State has won the event four of the past five years and 12 times overall. It has finished first or second every year since 1994, a streak of 10 straight tournaments. The last Sun Devil to win the event was Paul Casey in 2000 with a 9-under 207

Saturday's tee times begin at 7 a.m.

ASU already has won three tournaments on the year, as it took home championship honors at New Mexico's Tucker Intercollegiate (Sept. 12-13), UNLV's Southern Highlands Championship (March 12-14) and the National Invitational (March 28-30) held in Tucson. It last won three tournaments in 2000-2001, while its last four-win season was in 1999-2000.

TOURNAMENT RECORDS: ASU's 40-under 824 set the tournament record last year, topping USC by eight strokes, as the Trojans 32-under 832 tied for the second-best mark in tournament history. Bret Guetz of TCU set the tournament record in 2002 with a 16-under 200.

RANKINGS: ASU entered play this week fifth in the Golf Coaches Association poll, sixth in the Golfstat poll and seventh according to Golfweek. Chez Reavie is ranked 15th by Golfweek and Alejandro Canizares is No. 31.

NEXT COMPETITION: Arizona State will compete in the Pac-10 Championships April 25-28 in Tucson. The Sun Devils have won the league title 11 times, including a league-record six straight titles from 1995-2000. ASU coach Randy Lein has led ASU to seven of those Pac-10 titles.

                        ASU Thunderbird Invitational                         Karsten Course           Tempe, AZ                         Dates: 04/09 - 04/10     (Today:04-09-2004)                                   Par:        72/Yardage:  7027

Fin. School Scores 1 Arizona State U. 270 278 548 -28 2 New Mexico, U. of 273 285 558 -18 Arizona, U. of 273 285 558 -18 Southern California 277 281 558 -18 5 Pepperdine Univ. 280 279 559 -17 6 ASU Maroon 275 285 560 -16 7 California, U. of 275 289 564 -12 8 Texas Tech Univ. 278 288 566 -10 9 Texas El Paso, U. of 291 276 567 -9 10 UNLV 282 286 568 -8 11 Oregon, U. of 287 286 573 -3 12 Stanford University 296 280 576 E 13 Washington, U. of 278 299 577 +1 Brigham Young Univ. 288 289 577 +1 15 San Diego State U. 293 285 578 +2 Oregon State U. 283 295 578 +2

Fin. Name School Scores 1 Alejandro Canizares Arizona St 65 66 131 -13

2 Peter Tomasulo California 61 72 133 -11 Kendall Critchfield ASUM 63 70 133 -11

4 Michael Putnam Pepperdine 68 67 135 -9 Ryan Moore UNLV 67 68 135 -9

6 Brock Mackenzie Washington 67 69 136 -8 Chez Reavie Arizona St 66 70 136 -8 Oscar Floren Texas Tech 64 72 136 -8 Joshua Wooding USC 66 70 136 -8

10 Zack Miller Stanford 71 66 137 -7 Oscar Alvarez BYU 70 67 137 -7 Chris Nallen Arizona 66 71 137 -7 Charlie Beljan New Mexico 69 68 137 -7

14 Chris Baryla UTEP 71 67 138 -6 Nathan Tyler Arizona 66 72 138 -6

16 Ben Hayes USC 67 72 139 -5 Randy Creighton Pepperdine 69 70 139 -5 Brad Simpson Oregon St. 67 72 139 -5

19 Spencer Levin New Mexico 66 74 140 -4 Nico Bollini USC 73 67 140 -4 Travis Whisman UNLV 68 72 140 -4 Pat Moore ASUM 68 72 140 -4 James Allenby UTEP 73 67 140 -4 Chris Pace Texas Tech 70 70 140 -4

25 Mike Sica Oregon 69 72 141 -3 Jay Choi New Mexico 71 70 141 -3 Henry Liaw Arizona 70 71 141 -3 Sean Deacon Oregon St. 70 71 141 -3 *Fredrik Andersson ASUM 70 71 141 -3

30 Justin St. Clair Oregon 73 69 142 -2 Alex Coe Pepperdine 72 70 142 -2 Jay Reynolds New Mexico 69 73 142 -2 Charly Simon ASUM 72 70 142 -2 Andrew Scott SanDiegoSt 71 71 142 -2 J.R. Ruda California 70 72 142 -2

30 *Nick Juszczak Arizona 73 69 142 -2

37 Jesse Mueller Arizona St 68 75 143 -1 Niklas Lemke Arizona St 71 72 143 -1 *Mark Lamb Arizona 70 73 143 -1

40 Michael Wilson California 71 73 144 E Scott Oxandaboure USC 72 72 144 E Brian O'Flaherty Pepperdine 71 73 144 E Andres Gonzales UNLV 74 70 144 E Josh Esler Arizona 73 71 144 E

45 Andrew Dresser Texas Tech 74 71 145 +1 Brett Johnson ASUM 72 73 145 +1 Jeff Hood California 73 72 145 +1 Blake Mastalir Stanford 73 72 145 +1 Madalitso Muthiya New Mexico 69 76 145 +1 Kyle Johnson Oregon 72 73 145 +1

51 Alex Prugh Washington 66 80 146 +2 Nathan Lashley Arizona 71 75 146 +2 Rufus Brijalba UTEP 76 70 146 +2 Matt Ma Oregon 74 72 146 +2 Scott Hollenbach UTEP 74 72 146 +2 Clay Bingham BYU 73 73 146 +2 *Clay Ogden BYU 71 75 146 +2

58 Mark Warman SanDiegoSt 72 75 147 +3 Kyle Gentry Stanford 76 71 147 +3 Greg Machtaler BYU 75 72 147 +3 Aaron Goldberg SanDiegoSt 78 69 147 +3 Brandon Lawson Stanford 76 71 147 +3 Mike Derminio Arizona St 77 70 147 +3 Chris Elliott Pepperdine 75 72 147 +3 Brad Jacobson Texas Tech 72 75 147 +3

66 Brandon Beck California 73 75 148 +4 William Haddrell Texas Tech 72 76 148 +4

68 Ryan Keeney UNLV 73 76 149 +5 Chris Cole SanDiegoSt 79 70 149 +5 Reid Rader Washington 73 76 149 +5

71 Brian Kelley Oregon St. 71 79 150 +6

71 Aaron Choi SanDiegoSt 72 78 150 +6 Jake Ellison BYU 70 80 150 +6 Corey Prugh Washington 72 78 150 +6 Kevin Blue Stanford 76 74 150 +6 Taylor Wood USC 72 78 150 +6 *Tyler Ley USC 79 71 150 +6 *Matthew Savage Stanford 77 73 150 +6

79 *Brian Prouty Arizona 74 77 151 +7

80 Dan Potter Washington 76 76 152 +8

81 Dan Floyd UTEP 73 81 154 +10 Jonathan Green Oregon St. 81 73 154 +10 Todd Miller BYU 77 77 154 +10 J.C. Deacon UNLV 77 77 154 +10 Jay Ross Oregon St. 75 79 154 +10 *Blaine Peffley Arizona 78 76 154 +10

87 Dustin Pewarchuk Oregon 73 83 156 +12

88 Lenny Park ASUM 75 82 157 +13

Fin. School Scores

1 Arizona State U. 270 278 548 1 Alejandro Canizares 65 66 131 T 6 Chez Reavie 66 70 136 T 37 Jesse Mueller 68 75 143 T 37 Niklas Lemke 71 72 143 T 58 Mike Derminio 77 70 147

T 2 New Mexico, U. of 273 285 558 T 10 Charlie Beljan 69 68 137 T 19 Spencer Levin 66 74 140 T 25 Jay Choi 71 70 141 T 30 Jay Reynolds 69 73 142 T 45 Madalitso Muthiya 69 76 145

T 2 Arizona, U. of 273 285 558 T 10 Chris Nallen 66 71 137 T 14 Nathan Tyler 66 72 138 T 25 Henry Liaw 70 71 141 T 40 Josh Esler 73 71 144 T 51 Nathan Lashley 71 75 146

T 2 Southern California 277 281 558 T 6 Joshua Wooding 66 70 136 T 16 Ben Hayes 67 72 139 T 19 Nico Bollini 73 67 140 T 40 Scott Oxandaboure 72 72 144 T 71 Taylor Wood 72 78 150

5 Pepperdine Univ. 280 279 559 T 4 Michael Putnam 68 67 135 T 16 Randy Creighton 69 70 139 T 30 Alex Coe 72 70 142 T 40 Brian O'Flaherty 71 73 144 T 58 Chris Elliott 75 72 147

6 ASU Maroon 275 285 560 T 2 Kendall Critchfield 63 70 133 T 19 Pat Moore 68 72 140 T 30 Charly Simon 72 70 142 T 45 Brett Johnson 72 73 145 88 Lenny Park 75 82 157

7 California, U. of 275 289 564 T 2 Peter Tomasulo 61 72 133 T 30 J.R. Ruda 70 72 142 T 40 Michael Wilson 71 73 144 T 45 Jeff Hood 73 72 145 T 66 Brandon Beck 73 75 148

8 Texas Tech Univ. 278 288 566 T 6 Oscar Floren 64 72 136 T 19 Chris Pace 70 70 140 T 45 Andrew Dresser 74 71 145 T 58 Brad Jacobson 72 75 147 T 66 William Haddrell 72 76 148

9 Texas El Paso, U. of 291 276 567 T 14 Chris Baryla 71 67 138 T 19 James Allenby 73 67 140 T 51 Rufus Brijalba 76 70 146 T 51 Scott Hollenbach 74 72 146 T 81 Dan Floyd 73 81 154

10 UNLV 282 286 568 T 4 Ryan Moore 67 68 135 T 19 Travis Whisman 68 72 140 T 40 Andres Gonzales 74 70 144 T 68 Ryan Keeney 73 76 149 T 81 J.C. Deacon 77 77 154

11 Oregon, U. of 287 286 573 T 25 Mike Sica 69 72 141 T 30 Justin St. Clair 73 69 142 T 45 Kyle Johnson 72 73 145 T 51 Matt Ma 74 72 146 87 Dustin Pewarchuk 73 83 156

12 Stanford University 296 280 576 T 10 Zack Miller 71 66 137 T 45 Blake Mastalir 73 72 145 T 58 Kyle Gentry 76 71 147 T 58 Brandon Lawson 76 71 147 T 71 Kevin Blue 76 74 150

T 13 Washington, U. of 278 299 577 T 6 Brock Mackenzie 67 69 136 T 51 Alex Prugh 66 80 146 T 68 Reid Rader 73 76 149 T 71 Corey Prugh 72 78 150 80 Dan Potter 76 76 152

T 13 Brigham Young Univ. 288 289 577 T 10 Oscar Alvarez 70 67 137 T 51 Clay Bingham 73 73 146 T 58 Greg Machtaler 75 72 147 T 71 Jake Ellison 70 80 150 T 81 Todd Miller 77 77 154

T 15 San Diego State U. 293 285 578 T 30 Andrew Scott 71 71 142 T 58 Mark Warman 72 75 147 T 58 Aaron Goldberg 78 69 147 T 68 Chris Cole 79 70 149 T 71 Aaron Choi 72 78 150

T 15 Oregon State U. 283 295 578 T 16 Brad Simpson 67 72 139 T 25 Sean Deacon 70 71 141 T 71 Brian Kelley 71 79 150 T 81 Jonathan Green 81 73 154 T 81 Jay Ross 75 79 154

Fin. Individuals School Scores

T 25 Fredrik Andersson ASUM 70 71 141 T 30 Nick Juszczak Arizona 73 69 142 T 37 Mark Lamb Arizona 70 73 143 T 51 Clay Ogden BYU 71 75 146 T 71 Tyler Ley USC 79 71 150 T 71 Matthew Savage Stanford 77 73 150 79 Brian Prouty Arizona 74 77 151 T 81 Blaine Peffley Arizona 78 76 154

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