Men's Golf, Puig Remain Leader after Second Round of Southwestern Invitational
Sophomore David Puig, playing in just his fifth collegiate stroke play tournament, leads the field as does the Sun Devil men's team after the second round of the Southwestern Invitational held at North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village.
Puig had five birdies and an eagle and just one bogey to shoot a 6-under 66. He has a three-stroke lead over Louisville's Matthias Schmid. Puig was one of three tied at the top of the leaderboard on the first day as only 11 players shot par in the 66-man field. He was at 5-under but bogeyed holes 16 and 18 in the first round and reached 6-under in the second round.
The Sun Devil men posted a 10-stroke improvement (292-282) and sits at 2-under 574, five shots ahead of Louisville (296-283=579) and eight shots ahead of SMU (293-288=581).
What a day for @PuigCorrius ??
— Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) January 26, 2021
FRESHMAN DAVID PUIG 2019-20 ROUND-BY- ROUND (FRESHMAN SEASON)
Southwestern Intercollegiate (Jan. 27-28, 2020) 76-76-71=223/+7/T-33 (71)
Amer Ari Invitational (Feb. 6-8, 2020) 69-68-71=208/-8/T-14/ (123)
Cabo Collegiate (Mar. 1-3, 2020) 73-69-68=210/-3/T-10 (80)
Lamkin Grips San Diego Classic (Mar. 9-10, 2020) 79-71-70=220/+4/T-34 (100)
4 TOURNAMENTS/12 ROUNDS/71.75 STROKE AVERAGE
4 ROUNDS IN 60s/8 ROUND PAR OR BETTER
Senior Chun An Yu birdied two of his final four holes on Monday to finish at 1-over 73 and followed that up Tuesday with an even better comeback, as he was 4-over through five holes. He birdied six holes in to finish at even. He was 3-over through 11 holes but birded No. 12, 15 and 17.
Sophomore Cameron Sisk bounced back from a 78 on Monday and fired a 3-under 69. He was even through 11 but birdied par-5 holes 12 and 15 and the par-4 18.
The 12 teams will play a final 18 holes Wednesday with Golf Channel providing live coverage from 2:30-5:30 MT.
SUN DEVIL TITLES
ASU has competed in the tournament 27 seasons and has won eight titles. It won the 1980, 1983, 1986, 1993, 1996, 1998, 2000 and 2001 championships.
SUN DEVIL INDIVIDUAL WINNERS
David Lee, 1979
Dan Forsman, 1980
Billy Mayfair, 1987
Todd Demsey, 1994
Paul Casey, 1998 (won the event his freshman season and was his first of six collegiate titles in his ASU career).
— Brentley Romine (@BrentleyGC) January 27, 2021
The Lakes & Oaks courses plays at par 72 with yardage at 6,992.
This is the 42nd edition of the Southwestern Invitational. The tournament began in 1978 at North Ranch Country Club with USC as the host. C.W. Johnson served as tournament director for more than 25 years. North Ranch also hosted the 1988 NCAA Championships. The Southwestern Invitational has also been known as the Southwestern Intercollegiate, the USC Collegiate Invitational, the North Ranch Intercollegiate or the Cleveland Golf Classic over the years. Pepperdine and USC co-hosted the event in 2013 and 2014, and the Waves then took over sole hosting duties beginning in 2016.
NORTH RANCH C.C. -- LAKES/OAKS
PAR 72/6,992 YARDS
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA
JAN. 25-27, 2021
Arizona State 292-282=574/-2
San Diego State 294-287=581/+5
Georgia Tech 303-294=597/+21
East Tennessee State 305-293=598/+22
St. Mary's 316-299=615/+39
San Jose State 319-300=619/+43
INDIVIDUAL LEADERS/SUN DEVIL SCORES
1. David Puig, ASU 70-66=136/-8
2. Matthias Schmid, Louisville 71-68=139/-5
T3. Youssef Guezzale, San Diego State 73-68=141/-3
T3. Noah Goodwin, SMU 70-71=141/-3
T12. Chun An Yu, ASU 73-72=145/+1
T15. Ryggs Johnston, ASU 71=75=146/+2
T18. Cameron Sisk 78-69=147/+3
T47. Blake Wagoner 79-76=155/+11