Next for Men's Golf: The Prestige (Feb. 15-17)
The Sun Devil men's golf team will compete for the fourth time this spring as it heads to the Prestige held Feb. 15-17.
ASU will field a lineup of David Puig, Chun An Yu, Ryggs Johnston, Blake Wagoner and Mason Andersen while Cameron Sisk will compete as an individual at a separate tournament that is part of the event.
SUN DEVIL HISTORY AT THE PRESTIGE
Jared du Toit won the 2017 tournament with a 9-under 204 (67-67-70) topping LSU's Sam Burns who shot a 5-under 208. The Sun Devils took team honors in 2015 with a 31-under 833 (279-274-280), led by Jon Rahm who shot 11-under 205 (66-70-69) which tied for second while Max Rottluff tied for fourth at 10-under 206 (70-77-70). It is 21st anniversary of The Prestige Presented by Charles Schwab and this year's event has the added excitement of the final round being live streamed exclusively on GolfWeek.com.
.@sundevilmgolf Sophomore David Puig (@puigcorrius) has the chance to be the first Sun Devil to win three straight tournaments since @PhilMickelson did so in 1991. @TimIannello with the story. https://t.co/1wrSdYBBTf
— Cronkite News: Phoenix Sports (@sportscronkite) February 15, 2021
Arizona State is third in the Feb. 12 Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll and notched seven first place votes, behind Oklahoma and Vanderbilt. Arizona (11th) is the only other Pac-12 school ranked.
WORLD AMATEUR GOLF RANKINGS (FEB. 10, 2021)
5-Chun An Yu
LAST TIME OUT
The Sun Devil men's golf team brought six golfers to the 30th Amer Ari Intercollegiate hoping to earn its third title in the 30-year tournament, as it had done in 2015 and 1995. One of them was great. The others were really good, and as a result the Sun Devils earned the team title by 12 strokes over USC at the Hapuna Golf Course held in Waimea. Sophomore David Puig notched his second straight individual honor -- he won the Southwestern Invitational Jan. 25-27 -- with a 13-under 203 (67-68-68), topping teammate Blake Wagoner (63-71-73) and USC's Sixian Guo (68-68-71) who both shot 9-under 207. Wagoner was playing as an individual, so his score didn't count in the team score, but ASU got excellent play from Ryggs Johnston (8-under 208), Mason Andersen (6-under 210), Cameron Sisk (5-under 211) and Chun An Yu (3-under 313). No Sun Devil finished outside the top 14.
SUN DEVIL AMER ARI INDIVIDUAL TITLES
David Puig, 2021
Todd Demsey, 1995
Chris Hanell, 1996
Jesper Kennegard, 2009