Men's Golf Update: Good Day One at The Goodwin
No one was incredible. Everyone did well.
That was the case for the Sun Devil men's golf team in the first round of The Goodwin held at Stanford Golf Course (par-70/6,742 yards) Thursday, as the Sun Devils are in second heading to the second round on Friday, trailing only host Stanford by three strokes. ASU shot a 2-under 278.
The 28 team/146-player field will tee Friday as the Sun Devils had no one in the top 10 and no one out of the top 40. Sophomore Ryggs Johnston and junior Cameron Sisk both are tied for 14th at one-under 69. Senior Mason Andersen had another eagle and is tied for 20th at even-par 70, as is David Puig.
Senior Chun An Yu is at 1-over 71 and tied for 37th.
SUN DEVIL CAREER EAGLES (1993-94 TO PRESENT)
39-Jon Rahm (2012-16)
26-Alex del Rey (2016-20)
20-Max Rottluff (2012-16)
20-Mason Andersen (2017-21)
MASON ANDERSEN'S FIVE EAGLES IN 2021
No. 7 (539 yards), par-5 at The Goodwin (First Round/Mar. 25)
No. 15 (535 yards), par-5 at Valspar Collegiate (Third Round/Mar. 16)
No. 15 (535 yards), par-5 at Valspar Collegiate (Second Round/Mar. 15)
No. 13 (530 yards), par-5 at Valspar Collegiate (First Round/Mar. 15)
No. 2 (550 yards), par-5 at Cabo Collegiate at TPC San Antonio (First Round/Mar. 1)
SUN DEVIL HISTORY AT THE EVENT: Billy Mayfair won the 1987 title, with Todd Demsey and the team following it seven years later by both winning titles in 1984, and then Pat Moore won the 2005 title, as it was then called the U.S. Intercollegiate.
ABOUT THE EVENT: The event began in 1968 and has been held every year except for three - 1981, 2011 and 2020. The Cardinal will be joined by a strong field of 27 other teams: Arizona State, TCU, Nevada, Denver, Colorado, San Diego, Georgia Tech, Washington State, Cal Baptist, USC, SMU, Long Beach, FAU, Cal, Minnesota, BYU, St. Mary's, Pacific, UC Davis, Cal Poly, Santa Clara, Northwestern, Washington, Oregon, San Jose State, UCLA and Pepperdine.
PUIG PAC-12 GOLFER OF THE MONTH: Sun Devil David Puig earned the first Pac-12 Golfer of the Month honor as the Sun Devils get ready to travel to the Goodwin hosted by Stanford (March 25-27) this week. He posted a 69.75 scoring average in the first four tournaments of the season. Puig won the Southwestern Invitational at the end of January with a 10-under 206 (70-66-70) and then won the Amer Ari Intercollegiate with a 13-under 203 (67-68-68) as the Sun Devils also captured the team title. He finished in the top-10 in the first four events of the season, as the Sun Devils didn't play in the fall but are scheduled to play 12 tournaments in the spring.
SUN DEVIL BEST ROUNDS OF 2021 (68 OR BETTER)
64/-7, Ryggs Johnston (Valspar Invitational second round/March 15)
64/-7, David Puig (The Prestige first round/Feb. 15)
66/-6, David Puig (Southwestern Invitational second round/Jan. 26)
67/-5, David Puig (Amer Ari Intercollegiate first round/Feb. 2)
67/-5, Cameron Sisk (Amer Ari Intercollegiate first round/Feb. 2)
LAST TIME OUT: Sophomore Ryggs Johnston had a splash round and followed it up with a solid final one and Mason Andersen posted three good rounds to lead the Sun Devil men's golf team at the Valspar Collegiate Invitational (March 15-16) 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.
BUSY DUDES: The Goodwin is the seventh competition for the Sun Devils this spring after playing none in the fall and the Sun Devil still have yet to play Augusta Haskins (April 3-4 in Augusta, GA), host its Thunderbird Collegiate (April 16-17), travel to the Pac-12 Championships in Santa Rosa, CA (April 26-28), NCAA Regionals (site TBD May 17-19) and the NCAA Championships May 28-June 2 at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, AZ. How does a possible 12 events in the spring match up? Check out recent past years how many events were played in the fall and spring by the Sun Devils.
2020-21: 0 fall/7 spring
2019-20: 4 fall/4 spring (canceled)
2018-19: 4 fall/9 spring
2017-18: 4 fall/9 spring
2016-17: 4 fall/9 spring
2015-16: 4 fall/9 spring
2014-15: 4 fall/10 spring
2013-14: 5 fall/8 spring
2012-13: 5 fall/10 spring
2011-12: 4 fall/10 spring
STANFORD GOLF COURSE
PAR 70/6,727 YARDS
MARCH 25-27, 2021
TEAM LEADERBOARD (28 TEAMS)
Arizona State 278/-2
San Diego 279/-1
Washington State 280/E
St. Mary's 285/+5
San Jose State 290/+10
Georgia Tech 290/+10
Florida Atlantic 291/+11
Santa Clara 291/+11
Cal Poly 292/+12
Long Beach 299/+19
UC Davis 301/+21
Cal Baptist 312/+32
SUN DEVIL LINEUP/146-PLAYER LEADERBOARD
T1. Blake Hathcoat, St. Mary's 63/-7
T1. Sam Haned, Nevada 63/-7
T14. Ryggs Johnston 69/-1
T14. Cameron Sisk 69/-1
T20. Mason Andersen 70/E
T20. David Puig 70/E
T37. Chun An Yu 71/+1