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U.S. Amateur Update: Three Sun Devils in Match Play with Weather Creating Delays

Aug 11, 2021

Weather has caused some delays and messed up the schedule, but three of the six Sun Devils who qualified for the 2021 U.S. Amateur moved onto the Round of 64 at Oakmont Country Club near Pittsburgh.

Ryggs Johnston and Cameron Sisk are Sun Devil returners in the field who have advanced, while Preston Summerhays is an incoming freshman. They were part of the original 312-player field that played 18 holes on both Monday and Tuesday...and then parts of Wednesday due to a delay on Tuesday.

Match play continues with 18 hole matches each day until the final on Sunday that is 36 holes. The first two rounds each player competed for 18 holes at Longue Vue Club and Oakmont Country Club.

T29. Cameron Sisk, 71 (LVC)-69 (OVC)=140/E
T37. Ryggs Johnston, 70 (LVC)-71 (OVC)=141/+1
T45. Preston Summerhays, 66 (LVC)-76 (OVC)=142/+2
MC. James Leow, 72 (LVC)-75 (OCC)=147/+7
MC. David Puig, 71 (OCC)-90 (LVC)=151/+11
MC. Kiko Coelho, 81 (OCC)-70 (LVC)=151/+11

Sisk and Summerhays both began round of 64 matches late Wednesday afternoon with Sisk going against James Pilon and Summerhays taking on Travis Vick. They can be followed here.

Johnston and Summerhays will wait until Thursday. Johnston will face Matthew Sharpstene at 8:20 a.m.

ASU is coming off a solid 2020-21 season as David Puig (second-team All-American), Ryggs Johnston (third-team) and Cameron Sisk (honorable mention and third-team All-American in 2019-20) all grabbed GCAA honors and the team reached the semifinals of the NCAA Match Play Championship, its best finish since it won the title in 1996.

Cameron Sisk, 21, of San Diego, Calif., advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2020 U.S. Amateur, losing to eventual runner-up Ollie Osborne, 2 and 1. In 2018, he reached match play in his first U.S. Amateur and was a semifinalist in the U.S. Junior Amateur. Sisk made his second appearance on the All-America team as a junior at Arizona State University in 2020-21. He tied for eighth in stroke play and helped the Sun Devils reach the semifinals in match play at the NCAA Championship. Sisk, who was the Pac-12 Conference's top freshman two years ago, was a quarterfinalist in The Amateur Championship, conducted by The R&A, in 2019. His twin brother, Parker, plays at San Jose State University.

Preston Summerhays, 19, of Scottsdale, Ariz., won the 2019 U.S. Junior Amateur, which earned him an exemption into the 2020 U.S. Open at Winged Foot. Summerhays, who has played in three U.S. Amateurs, is the son of former PGA Tour player Boyd, the nephew of retired PGA Tour player Daniel and the great nephew of Bruce, who won three PGA Tour Champions events. Preston, who will attend Arizona State University in the fall, partnered with Luke Potter to reach the quarterfinals of this year's U.S. Amateur Four-Ball. He won this summer's inaugural Barbasol Junior Championship and claimed the 2020 Sunnehanna Amateur, becoming the youngest champion in tournament history.

Three Sun Devils have won the U.S. Amateur title, with the last win by a Sun Devil coming 21 years ago when Eugene, Ore., native Jeff Quinney beat James Driscoll in 39 holes in New Jersey.

2000: Jeff Quinney defeated James Driscoll, 39 holes; Baltusrol G.C., Springfield, N.J.; Medalists — 137, Jim Salinetti, Jeff Wilson; Entries: 7,124
1990: Phil Mickelson defeated Manny Zerman, 5 and 4; Cherry Hills C.C., Englewood, Colo.; Medalist — 135, Phil Mickelson; Entries: 4,765
1987: Bill Mayfair defeated Eric Rebmann, 4 and 3; Jupiter Hills Club (Hills Course), Jupiter, Fla.; Medalist — 141, Scott Gump; Entries: 4,084