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Ryggs Johnston and Mason Andersen Impressive in Florida for Men's Golf

Mar 16, 2021

2020-21 Sun Devil Men's Golf Round-by-Round | 2021 Valspar Invitational Golfstat Leaderboard | PDF: 2021 Valspar Collegiate Full Final Stats

Sophomore Ryggs Johnston had a splash round and followed it up with a solid one and Mason Andersen posted three solid rounds to lead the Sun Devil men's golf team this week at the Valspar Collegiate Invitational held at Floridian National Golf Club in Palm City, Fla.,

Johnston -- who fired the best round of the first two rounds (7-under 64) in the 63-player field and the best round of his young career -- finished tied for fourth with a 6-under 207 (73-64-70).

How good was Johnston's 64? There were 126 rounds shot on Monday, and only two other players shot 65. The average score in the first two rounds was 72.37.

Andersen tied for seventh with a 5-under 208 (69-71-68) that included three eagles, as he now has 19 in his career.

ASU finished fourth at 9-under 843 (284-279-280) in a field that had six teams from the top-10 of the Golfstat rankings. The Sun Devils will next play in the Goodwin held at Stanford (March 25-27). It will 

SOPHOMORE RYGGS JOHNSTON BEST ROUNDS
64/-7, Valspar Collegiate (Mar. 15, 2021/second round)
67/-5, Amer Ari Invitational (Feb. 6, 2020/first round)

67/-5, Mea Lanakila Individual (Sept. 15, 2019/third round)
68/-4, Amer Ari Intercollegiate (Feb. 3, 2021/second round)
68/-3, Querencia Cabo Collegiate (Mar. 3, 2020/third round)

69/-3, Amer Ari Intercollegiate (Feb. 4, 2021/third round)
69/-2, Trinity Forest Invitational (Sept. 24, 2019/third round)
69/-3, Tavistock Invitational (Oct. 22, 2019/third round)

 

SUN DEVIL CAREER BIRDIES (1993-94 TO PRESENT)
671, Jon Rahm (2012-16)
556, Alejando Canizares (2002-06)
533, Niklas Lemke (2003-07)
514, Alex del Rey (2016-20)
506, Chun An Yu (2016-21)

 

SUN DEVIL CAREER EAGLES (1993-94 TO PRESENT)
39, Jon Rahm (2012-16)
26, Alex del Rey (2016-20)
20, Max Rottluff (2012-16)
19, Mason Andersen (2017-21)
16, Scott Pinckney (2007-11)
16, Blake Wagoner (2016-21)
16, Niklas Lemke (2003-07)

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FINAL SCORES VALSPAR COLLEGIATE INVITATIONAL
MAR. 15-16, 2021
FLORIDIAN NATIONAL GOLF CLUB
PAR-72/6,921 YARDS
PALM CITY, FL
11-TEAM FIELD (GOLFSTAT RANKINGS)
Florida State (1) 279-275-277=831/-21
Wake Forest (3) 282-274-279=835/-17
Ohio State 273-285-280=838/-14
Arizona State (7) 284-279-280=843/-9
South Florida (29) 271-292-282=845/-7
Clemson (9) 280-283-284=847/-5
Pepperdine (4) 276-284-288=848/-4
SMU (10) 278-273-299=850/-2
Houston (33) 292-299-281=872/+20
Duke (36) 282-289-304=875/+23
Marquette 299-294-295=888/+36

TOURNAMENT MEDALIST/SUN DEVIL SCORES AND FINISHES
1. Alex Fitzpatrick, Wake Forest 67-66-68=201/-12
T4. Ryggs Johnston 73-64-70=207/-6
T7. Mason Andersen 69-71-68=208/-5
T26. David Puig 72-76-68=216/+3
32. Chun An Yu 70-73-74=217/+4
T40. Cameron Sisk 75-71-75=221/+8