Preston Summerhays Earns Co-Medalist Honors at East Lake Cup; Match Play Starts Tuesday
Unlike most college golf tournaments, 18 holes is needed to win the East Lake Cup individual title at historic East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.
Probably should have played 19 Monday.
Preston Summerhays bogeyed his first two holes and remained two over through six, then came back with six birdies and no bogeys in the final 12 holes to earn co-medalist honors with Chris Gotterup of Oklahoma at 4-under 68.
The Sun Devil team -- coming off a victory at the Isleworth Invitational (Oct. 17-19) will now hit match play for two days . Golf Channel will have coverage each day from 3-6 p.m. ET (Noon-3 p.m. in in Arizona). ASU will take on Oklahoma State in the morning match.
Ryggs Johnston (E), Mason Andersen (+1), Camerson Sisk (+2) and David Puig (+5) will now take on Oklahoma State in match play.
ABOUT THE EAST LAKE CUP
The East Lake Cup features top-performing teams from the NCAA Men's and Women's Golf Championships. Modeled after the NCAA Golf Championships, the format for the East Lake Cup consists of an opening round of stroke play to crown an individual male and female champion and determine seeding for the following two days of match play competition. ASU will be joined by 2021 NCAA champion Pepperdine, Oklahoma State and Duke.
ABOUT EAST LAKE GOLF COURSE
East Lake Golf Course, home of the East Lake Cup, is the oldest golf course in Atlanta. Apart from the home event, it also hosts the TOUR Championship, the main event of the PGA Playoffs for the FedEx Cup. The course measures 7,346 yards and has a slope rating of 144 and a course rating of 76.2.
ABOUT THE ISLEWORTH VICTORY (OCT. 17-19)
ASU shot 11-under 853 (277-292-284) to top Illinois who finished at 9-under 855 (289-284-282) to win the Isleworth Invitational. Sophomore Cameron Sisk (tied for fifth) continued his great play to start the 2021-22 season with a 4-under 212 (67-68-77). Freshman Preston Summerhays (tied for eighth) was solid with a 3-under 213 (67-74-72) and tied for eighth, while David Puig tied for 13th with a 1-over 217 (70-76-71). Sisk and Puig tied for tournament lead with 14 birdies. It marked ASU's first Eastern Time Zone tournament win since the Golf World/Palmetto Dunes held at Hilton Head (Nov. 15-17, 1991).
In this week's college golf notebook:
— Brentley Romine (@BrentleyGC) October 21, 2021
The Isleworth win was the 15th team victory in Matt Thurmond's six years at Arizona State. It has won tournaments in Florida, Hawaii, California, Arizona, Texas, Mexico and Oregon.
CAMERON SISK MAN ON FIRE
Cameron Sis is the first ASU golfer to be recognized as the Ben Hogan Award Golfer of the Month for his September efforts. A native of San Diego, Calif., he was named Pac-12 Golfer of the Month after grabbing a victory and logging a runner-up finish in two events. The senior began the collegiate season by winning the Maridoe Collegiate Invitational in a sudden-death playoff following a 7-under par score of 209 (70-66-73) over 54 holes. That same week, he finished tied for second place at the Olympia Fighting Illini Invitational with a 2-under, 208 (71-69-68) to finish two shots off the lead. For the month of September, Sisk recorded a stroke average of 69.50 over six rounds.
CAREER PAR OR BETTER ROUNDS (AS OF OCT. 20, 2021)
117, Jon Rahm (2012-16/165 rounds)
103, Chun An Yu (2016-21/151 rounds)
94, Alejandro Canizares (2002-06/152 rounds)
88, Mason Andersen (2017-22/146 rounds)
671, Jon Rahm (2012-16/165 rounds)
586, Chun An Yu (2016-21/151 rounds)
556, Alejandro Canizares (2002-06/152 rounds)
533, Niklas Lemke (2003-07/151 rounds)
529, Max Rottluff (2012-16/149 rounds)
514, Alex del Rey (2016-20/132 rounds)
509, Mason Andersen (2017-22/146 rounds)
39, Jon Rahm (2012-16/165 rounds)
26, Alex del Rey (2016-20/132 rounds)
22, Mason Andersen (2017-22/146 rounds)