Freshman Luke Potter led the Arizona State men’s golf team to a third position in the Cabo Collegiate after the first round of action in Cabo, shooting a one-under 70 giving him a top four spot. Potter shot a bogey-free 32 on the back-nine that included an eagle, and two birdies through a six hole span.
Arizona State sits tied for third overall in the 15-team field at 3-over 288 (70-72-72-74=288/+4)
Ryggs Johnston shot an impressive 14 straight bogey free holes to start his day, finishing with three birdies and a one-over 72 card. Michael Mjaaseth shot a one-over 72 giving himself a top-16 position. Preston Summerhays finished with a three-over 74 to conclude scoring for the Sun Devils.
“It was great to get our first round in after over a month off,” said head coach Matt Thurmond. “We made a few mistakes, but overall we played good golf on a penalizing course. I’m proud of Michael today. He was three over after his first 2 holes and finished strong going bogey free three under on his last nine.
The Sun Devils finished with the fourth most birdies, with 18 as a group. Potter finished with five birdies, good for the fifth most in the field. Mjaaseth and Summerhays recorded four each, tied for 11th most. Arizona State played well rounded golf, finishing with three golfers in top 16.
“Luke is playing really well right now,” said associate head coach Thomas Sutton. “He can make mistakes and still contend. He made a handful of mistakes today but had so many other good things happen that he’s right in it. He looks awesome and i expect him to play well the next couple days.”
The Sun Devils entered the clubhouse with a solid start and two more days left to play in Cabo. In its three fall tournaments.
Pairings and tee times for Monday will be announced late Sunday night.Live stats will be provided on Golfstat.com
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