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Summerhays Fires Seven Birdies on Day Two, Sun Devils in Fourth in Cabo

Summerhays Fires Seven Birdies on Day Two, Sun Devils in Fourth in Cabo

Sophomore Preston Summerhays carded the fourth best score of the day putting the Sun Devils two shots out of the second position on day two of the Cabo Collegiate. Summerhays (T8) and Freshman Luke Potter (T5) both sit in the top eight with a day to play. 

Arizona State sits at fourth overall with a day to play in the 15-team field after shooting a 5-under 280 (67-70-70-73=280/-4) in day two of action below the border. 

Josele Ballester shot a 1-under 70, with four birdies on the card. Michael Mjaaseth finished with a 2-over 73 to conclude scoring for the Sun Devils.

Summerhays shot an impressive 4-under 65 finding himself in a top eight spot with one round to play. Potter shot a 1-under 70, keeping himself in the top five after an impressive first round.

“Preston looked great today,” said associate head coach Thomas Sutton. “He was firing on all cylinders and was fun to watch. He’s a great player and excited to see him and Luke give it a run tomorrow.”

Summerhays made seven birdies in his first 13 holes, including three in a row. The sophomore has the best score on par 4’s in the field. His seven birdies helps Arizona State secure the second most birdies out of the fifteen teams, with 38. Summerhays is now tied for most in the field, with eleven. Potter has nine, which is good for eight most.

The Sun Devils are two shots out of second with a day to play, as they continued to play well rounded golf. Three Sun Devils posted more birdies than bogeys in the second round. All five Sun Devils have contributed to the team score over two days, including three golfers in top 25 and all in the top 40. 

“We need to use the five hour energy instead of the four hour energy,” said head coach Matt Thurmond. “We take pride in how we finish, but today wasn’t the best. Vanderbilt made a bunch of birdies at the end and we stalled a little so they jumped way ahead.  We are a little frustrated but it’s still a solid day and the guys are playing well and fighting hard. I think our best is still coming.”

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