Round Three Recap From #Pac12Golf Men's Championships
Three rounds down -- one more to go -- and the Sun Devils are in the hunt for a Pac-12 men's golf team championship with two guys right in the mix for the individual title.
The Sun Devil men's golf team is in second after Tuesday's third round at Mayacama Golf Club (par 72/6,785 yards) in Santa Rosa, CA. ASU (-25) is four shots behind Arizona (-29) with Oregon (-17) and Oregon State (-16) still within striking distance.
The 12 teams will play a final 18 holes Wednesday, as the Sun Devils will try and win their 13th Pac-12 title since joining the league in the 1978-79 season.
Arizona (344-352-355=1,051/-29) grabbed the third-round lead with a 5-under 355 (teams are playing six and counting five) while ASU (346-349-360=1,055) has sophomore Ryggs Johnston tied for the individual lead at 12-under 204 (67-66-71) while senior Chun An Yu is three shots back at 9-under 207 (69-69-69).
RYGGS JOHNSTON 2021 69 OR BETTER ROUNDS
64/-7, second round at Valspar Invitational (Mar. 15, 2021)
66/-5, third round at ASU Thunderbird Invitational (April 16, 2021)
67/-3, third round of The Goodwin (Mar. 25, 2021)
68/-4, second round at Amer Ari Intercollegiate (Feb. 3, 2021)
69/-2, first round at ASU Thunderbird (April 16, 2021)
69/-3, third round at Amer Ari Intercollegiate (Feb. 4, 2021)
69/-1, first round at The Goodwin (Mar. 25, 2021)
69/-1, second round at The Goodwin (Mar. 25, 2021)
Johnston, a sophomore from Libby, MT, is 11-under on the par-5 holes and leads the tournament with four eagles. He entered the tournament with a 70.92 stroke average.
Ryggs Johnston is tied atop the individual leaderboard entering the final round at the Men's #Pac12Golf Championships.
— Pac-12 Network (@Pac12Network) April 28, 2021
SUN DEVIL BEST ROUNDS OF 2021 (67 OR BETTER)
64/-7, Ryggs Johnston (Valspar Invitational second round/March 15)
64/-7, David Puig (The Prestige first round/Feb. 15)
65/-5, Chun An Yu (The Goodwin second round/March 26)
66/-6, Ryggs Johnston (Pac-12 Championship second round/April 26)
66/-5, Ryggs Johnston (ASU Thunderbird Collegiate third round/April 17)
66/-5, David Puig (ASU Thunderbird Collegiate first round/April 16)
66/-6, David Puig (Southwestern Invitational second round/Jan. 26)
67/-5, Ryggs Johnston (Pac-12 Championship first round/April 26)
67/-3, Ryggs Johnston (The Goodwin third round/March 27)
67/-5, David Puig (Amer Ari Intercollegiate first round/Feb. 2)
67/-5, Cameron Sisk (Amer Ari Intercollegiate first round/Feb. 2)
PAC-10/12 SUCCESS AT ASU: Arizona State has won 12 Pac-10 titles in its 41 chances, including a conference record six straight from 1995-2000 under Pac-12 Men's Golf Coach of the Century Randy Lein. In addition to the six straight Pac-10 titles, ASU's other six Pac-10 titles were in 1979 (its first year in the league), 1981, 1989, 1990, 1993 and 2008. ASU tied for the league title in 2005 with Washington but lost on a tiebreaker formula, and the league decided to go to a playoff format after that season.
COACH THURMOND HAS THREE RINGS: Matt Thurmond's earned three Pac-10 titles in his 14 years at Washington, as the Huskies claimed the team title in 2010, 2009 and 2005. UW had not won the Pac-12 title since 1988 prior to its 2005 championship.
SUN DEVILS AS PAC-10/12 MEDALISTS: Jon Rahm won the 2016 title and Paul Casey won three straight Pac-10 titles from 1998-2000, which is a conference record for consecutive Pac-10/12 titles. Other Sun Devils who have won the Pac-10 championship are Scott Johnson (1997), Phil Mickelson (1990), co-medalists Dan Forsman and Tony Grimes (1981), Jim Bertoncino (co-medalist in 1980) and co-medalists Scott Watkins and Dan Croonquist (1979).
MAYACAMA GOLF CLUB
PAR 72/6,785 YARDS
SANTA ROSA, CA
APRIL 26-28, 2021
Arizona State 346-349-360=1,055/-25
Oregon State 357-363-344=1064/-16
Washington State 374-362-361=1,097/+17
INDIVIDUAL LEADERS/SUN DEVIL SCORES
T1. Ryggs Johnston 67-66-71=204/-12
T1. Brad Reeves, Arizona 66-71-67=204/-12
T1. Yuki Moriyama, Oregon 65-69-70=204/-12
4. Chun An Yu 69-69-69=207/-9
T14. David Puig 68-69-75=212/-4
T19. Mason Andersen 68-73-72=213/-3
T40. Cameron Sisk 74-72-73=219/+3
N/A. Blake Wagoner 81-DQ-79