Good Day for ASU: Men's Golf In First After Two Rounds at Southwestern Invitational
That was impressive.
The Sun Devil men's golf team got after it in the second round of the Southwestern Invitational presented by Topgolf Tuesday at the North Ranch Country Club (par 72/6,992 yards) in Westlake Village.
ASU shot a 13-under 275, tied for the second-best round in Southwestern Invitational history, and leads 2021 NCAA champion and host Pepperdine by six shots. ASU is at 18-under 558 (283-275), while the Waves are at 12-under 564 (287-277).
Golf Channel will have final round coverage Wednesday from 2:30-5:30 p.m. MT. ASU will begin tee times at 10:20 PT (Mason Andersen) and Cameron Sisk will be the final Sun Devil off the tee at 11:16. ASU will tee with Pepperdine, Georgia and Washington.
Sisk posted a 5-under 67 to move into fourth place with a 6-under 138 (71-67), while Ryggs Johnston moved into the top 10 as he is tied for sixth at 2-under 138 (74-68). Making a huge jump was Preston Summerhays, who shot 74 on Monday but came back with a 4-under 68 and is tied for 12th.
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
TEAM LEADERBOARD (12 TEAMS)
Arizona State 283-275=558/-18
San Diego State 290-290=580/+4
Wake Forest 295-286=581/+5
San Jose State 292-297=589/+13
INDIVIDUAL LEADERS/SUN DEVIL SCORES (64 PLAYERS)
1. Devon Bling, UCLA 67-69=136/-8
1. Trent Phillips, Georgia 66-70=136/-8
4. Cameron Sisk 71-67=138/-6
T6. Ryggs Johnston 70-70=140/-4
T12. Preston Summerhays 74-68=142/-2
T16. David Puig 73-70=143/-1
T28. Mason Andersen 69-76=145/+1
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 in the summer of 2021 by playing well in the Palmer Cup and then coming up clutch in the 2021 Copper Cup (Jan. 17-18).
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.