LAS VEGAS – Viva Las Vegas! Sun Devil men’s golf emerged victorious in record-breaking fashion from four strokes down to win the Las Vegas regional, shooting 21-under, 267 (65-67-67-68=267/-21) to outpace No. 8 Stanford by two Strokes, shooting 59-under (262-276-267=805) for the tournament led by Preston Summerhays’ magnificent round of 65, including Josele Ballester’s and Michael Mjaaseth rounds of 67 to place them in the top-10 to secure victory at Bear’s Best Las Vegas Wednesday afternoon. The final round
It marks the team’s ninth regional victory, tying Texas for second-most all-time and the second consecutive year Arizona State has claimed a regional title after winning the Stockton regional in 2022 by ten strokes shooting 38-under as a team while also besting Stanford.
The unparalleled performance marks the lowest 54-hole score by a Sun Devil team, surpassing the mark set at the 2018 National Invitational at 50-under, and smashing the NCAA record of being 59-under par by 14 strokes, previously held by Texas in 2016 who shot 45-under. The Sun Devil’s final round of 21-under (267) ties the record set by ASU in 2007 and Iowa State in 2017 with the lowest final round recorded by a team in an NCAA regional as the history continued with the Sun Devils breaking the lowest 54-hole record with a score of 805, previously set by Texas A&M in 2019 with a score of 807.
Preston Summerhays’ led the team shooting 7-under 65 to place in solo second, making it his fifth top-5 showing in the last seven tournaments, including his 16th round in the 60s this year. The Scottsdale native managed to dominate scoring on the par 4’s and par 5’s, combining for 18-under on such holes including two eagles in the opening round.
The Sophomore ended his round with an exclamation point with an eagle on the par-5 17th to finish 19-under for the week, which is the second-lowest 54-hole score in program history, only behind 2023 Masters champion Jon Rahm’s mark of 21-under par at the Thunderbird Invitational in 2014.
The win also solidifies the team will compete for a national title at Grayhawk Golf Club on May 26-31.
The team started the day down four strokes in second place, but made up ground on the back nine with the entire team birding the par-5 12th, then on the Par-3, 230 15th hole Stanford managed a triple bogey to put the Sun Devils…
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