Men's Golf Day One Update From Southwestern Invitational
Mason Andersen led the Sun Devils in the first round of the Southwestern Invitational presented by TopGolf Monday at the North Ranch Country Club (par 72/6,992 yards) in Westlake Village.
Andersen shot a 3-under 69 while Ryggs Johnston shot 2-under 70 as ASU got off to a good start in the 12-team field. The teams are playing 18 holes each day with Golf Channel providing live coverage every day from 2:30-5:30 MT.
Georgia leads the field with a 9-under 279, with ASU shooting 5-under 283.
Tuesday (January 25): 18 holes, tee times off 1, beginning at approximately 8 a.m. PT
Wednesday (January 26): 18 holes, tee times off 1, beginning at approximately 8 a.m. PT
The Golf Channel is airing College Central from 1-1:30 p.m. PT, and then providing live coverage from 1:30-4:30 p.m. PT each day.
SUN DEVIL TITLES
ASU has competed in the tournament 28 seasons and has won eight titles. It won the 1980, 1983, 1986, 1993, 1996, 1998, 2000 and 2001 championships.
SUN DEVIL INDIVIDUAL WINNERS
David Lee, 1979
Dan Forsman, 1980
Billy Mayfair, 1987
Todd Demsey, 1994
Paul Casey, 1998 (won the event his freshman season and was his first of six collegiate titles in his ASU career).
David Puig, 2021
2022 SOUTHWESTERN INVITATIONAL
NORTH RANCH C.C. -- LAKES/OAKS COURSES
PAR 72/6,992 YARDS
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA
JAN. 24-26, 2022
Arizona State 283/-5
San Diego State 290/+2
San Jose State 292/+4
Wake Forest 295/+7
Sophomore David Puig, playing in just his fifth collegiate stroke play tournament, easily won the 2021 Southwestern Invitational held at North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village for his first collegiate victory with a tournament record nine-stroke win. Only two players shot par for the tournament, and Puig (70-66-70) won the event by nine strokes with a 10-under 206 over Pepperdine's Joshua McCarthey (72-73-70). Puig posted a tournament-best 37 pars and added 11 birdies and one eagle. Per Golfstat, Christian Cavaliers from Boston College (-16) is the last to win a tournament by nine strokes when he did it at the Wildcat Invitational in October of 2019. Puig joined the team after the 2019 fall semester and played in four tournaments before the season was canceled. He got going again this summer by playing well in the Palmer Cup and then coming up clutch in the Copper Cup (Jan. 17-18). The Sun Devils shot 13-over 877 (292-282-303) but couldn't hold onto a five-shot lead and finished three shots behind San Diego State, who finished at 10-over 874.
This is the 43rd edition of the Southwestern Invitational. The tournament began in 1978 at North Ranch Country Club with USC as the host. C.W. Johnson served as tournament director for more than 25 years. North Ranch also hosted the 1988 NCAA Championships. The Southwestern Invitational has also been known as the Southwestern Intercollegiate, the USC Collegiate Invitational, the North Ranch Intercollegiate or the Cleveland Golf Classic over the years. Pepperdine and USC co-hosted the event in 2013 and 2014, and the Waves then took over sole hosting duties beginning in 2016.