Leading the way in the final round of the Cabo Collegiate was sophomore Preston Summerhays, carding his second straight round in the 60’s, this time a 3-under 68 to help the Arizona State men’s golf team (288-280-283=851/-1), finish third overall and obtaining their fifth top-3 finish of the season. Freshman Luke Potter also notched his third career top-10 finish.
The Sun Devils were one of three teams to finish the tournament under par, and improved by six places compared to last year’s finish when the team tied for ninth place.
“I thought we did a good job finishing today,” said head coach Matt Thurmond. “It’s another very solid tourney for us with each guy contributing. We want to win, but always being very near the top isn’t the worst place to be for now. We are improving and learning.”
Summerhays (74-67-68= 209/-4) shot 7-under throughout the final two rounds, including 11 birdies and one eagle, to help him secure his first top-5 finish as a Sun Devil, the sophomore’s 11 birdies was third most in the field over the three days. Summerhays found success on the par 4’s posting a scoring average of 3.85, going 5-under for the week. Potter’s (70-70-72=212/-1) fast start propelled him into the top 10 and he maintained his position with 2-under-par rounds of 70.
“It was a solid event for the team and Preston’s 2nd and 3rd rounds were huge for us,’ said associate head coach Thomas Sutton. “Preston was a couple of putts and key shots away from winning the event, and I’m excited to see him play again in a couple of weeks.”
Freshman Michael Mjaaseth (72-73-72=217/+4) moved up two spots to finish tied for 23rd, he was able to eagle the 13th hole and battled all weekend to finish four-over for the tournament. Josele Ballester (77-70-71=218/+5) climbed his way up the leaderboard after round one and compiled seven birdies over the two days to finish tied for 29th.
Returning to play in the United States, the Sun Devils will stay in the state of Arizona and travel down south to compete in the National Invitational, a two-day event on March 17-18.
Sun Devils and Leaders:
1. Wells Williams, Vanderbilt 71-65-67 = 203/-10
T5. Preston Summerhays, Arizona State 74-67-68= 209/-4
T10. Luke Potter, Arizona State…
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