Men's Golf Finishes Duck Invitational
The ASU men's golf team tied for third at the 32nd annual Duck Invitational at the par-71/6,995 yard Eugene Country Club on Tuesday.
ASU finished at 17-over 869 (292-286-291) while Washington led the field at 19-under 833 (280-272-281).
Josele Ballester finished fifth at 1-under 214 (71-73-68).
Gabriel Salvanera tied for 13th (playing as individual) at 3-over 216, also shooting 74-68-74.
OREGON DUCK INVITATIONAL
EUGENE COUNTRY CLUB
MAR. 21-22, 2022
Oregon State 300-285-284=869/+17
Arizona State 292-286-291=869/+17
Boise State 293-291-295=879/+27
San Jose State 291-294-297=882/+30
Loyola Marymount 294-287-303=884/+32
Grand Canyon 298-291-298-887/+35
Santa Clara 308-292-297-897/+45
Cal Poly 304-296-304=903/+51
SUN DEVIL FINISHERS/LEADER (91 PLAYERS)
1. Chuan-Tai Lin, Washington 67-67-70=204/-9
5. Joselle Ballester 71-73-68=212/-1
T13. Gabe Salvanera (IND) 74-68-74=216/+3
T15. Preston Summerhays 74-68-75=217/+4
T23. Cameron Sisk 72-77-70=219/+6
T26. James Leow 75-76-69=220/+7
T32. David Puig (IND) 74-735-73=222/+9
T54. Mason Andersen, 75-70-80=225/+12
T70. Ryggs Johnston, 75-73-78=228/+15
THE 14-TEAM FIELD
ASU, who's currently ranked No. 3 by Golfstat, is joined by host Oregon, No. 8 Washington, Boise State, Cal Poly, Grand Canyon, Idaho, Loyola Marymount, Oregon State, Pacific, San Jose State, Santa Clara, Seattle and Utah.
FIRST APPEARANCE SINCE 2015, HOPING TO BRING BACK TITLE
The Sun Devils did not take part in the Duck Invitational in the past few years, but the last time they did (in 2015), they returned to Tempe with the trophy. That year, ASU came into the tournament ranked sixth in the country. They were led by Jon Rahm, current top golfer in the world, who grabbed his second individual title of the season after finishing 4-under par with a total of 212 strokes (71-71-70).
LEARNINGS FROM CABO
ASU had a rough start in the CABO COLLEGIATE, which made things difficult for them, as they entered the final round at 2-over despite improving 20 strokes after the first round. However, the Sun Devils fought back and ended the tournament 12-under 840 after a 14-under performance in the final round. In this effort, they were led by freshman Preston Summerhays, who shot 7-under 206 (72-68-66). Another solid performance came from Mason Andersen, who led the way in the previous rounds with 5-under 71, and recorded a 68 (3-under) in the final round.