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It is U.S. Amateur Time! Sun Devils Ready to Compete for Title

Aug 13, 2022
Preston Summerhays is playing in his fifth U.S. Amateur in 2022.

Four Sun Devils are ready to tee it up at the 2022 U.S. Amateur that begins play Monday (August 15) at New Jersey's Arcola Country Club and The Ridgewood Country Club.

David Puig, Kiko Coelho, Preston Summerhays and incoming freshman Luke Potter each will try to become the fourth Sun Devil to take home the trophy.

They are part of the 312-player field that will play 18 holes on both Monday and Tuesday with hope of moving on to the Round of 64 that starts on Wednesday (Aug. 17). Match play continues with 18 hole matches each day until the final on Sunday that is 36 holes.

MONDAY TEE TIMES (ALL TIMES ET/WAGR RANKING ALSO IN PARENTHESES)
Luke Potter (105), 8:55 a.m.  -- Arcola Country Club
David Puig (10),  1:17 p.m. -- The Ridgewood Country Club
Preston Summerhays (65), 1:48 p.m. -- The Ridgewood Country Club
Kiko Coelho (1,145),  2:21 p.m. -- Arcola Country Club

PRESTON SUMMERHAYS USGA NOTES
Preston Summerhays (19 years old of Scottsdale, Ariz.) was named Pac-12 Conference Freshman of the Year after recording eight top-10s during his first year at Arizona State University. He won the 2019 U.S. Junior Amateur, which earned him an exemption into the 2020 U.S. Open at Winged Foot. He has played in four U.S. Amateurs, is the son of former PGA Tour player Boyd, the nephew of PGA Tour player Daniel and the great nephew of Bruce, who won three PGA Tour Champions events. Preston partnered with Luke Potter to reach the quarterfinals of last year's U.S. Amateur Four-Ball. He won the 2020 Sunnehanna Amateur, becoming the youngest champion in tournament history.

LUKE POTTER USGA NOTES
Luke Potter (18 years old of Encinitas, Calif.) advanced to the quarterfinals of this year's U.S. Junior Amateur, falling to eventual champion Wenyi Ding. Potter, reached the Round of 32 in last year's U.S. Amateur at Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club. Potter and partner Preston Summerhays, the 2019 U.S. Junior Amateur champion, reached the quarterfinals of the 2021 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship. In 2022, Potter was runner-up to Caleb Surratt in the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley, tied for ninth in the Terra Cotta Invitational, tied for 10th in the Trans-Mississippi Amateur and advanced to U.S. Open final qualifying.

SUN DEVIL AMATEUR HISTORY
Three Sun Devils have won the U.S. Amateur title, with the last win by a Sun Devil coming 22 years ago when Eugene, Ore., native Jeff Quinney beat James Driscoll in 39 holes in New Jersey.

SUN DEVIL U.S. AMATEUR CHAMPIONS
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