ASU will compete in nine states and will travel to Mexico for the fifth time in six years. The Sun Devils make visits to Washington, Illinois, Texas, North Carolina, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Mexico and Florida.
“Once again we will be playing one of the most competitive schedules one can play,” says Coach Thurmond. “From Hawaii, to Mexico, and through Texas and Illinois, and all the way to Florida, there isn’t anywhere we won’t go. We look forward to a new trip when we go to North Carolina. Several of the courses are PGA TOUR level courses and venues. We travel far and wide to return right back here to Arizona for the Thunderbird Collegiate and the Pac-12 Championships in April with our eyes on competing for a NCAA title in San Diego.”
“Our schedule is always a good mix of grasses, time zones, temperatures, course types, and competitive fields and will push our guys to adapt and learn and be able perform in any and all circumstances. We can’t wait to get started and especially look forward making another run at an NCAA Championships in California.”
A look at the 2023-24 schedule…
SAHALEE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP (SEPT. 9-10)/SAMMAMISH, WA/SAHALEE COUNTRY CLUB
Matt Thurmond and associate head coach Thomas Sutton both coached at Washington and had much success, and they will return to the state to open the 2023-24 season. Sahalee Country Club, Washington men’s golf and Fortinet also announced the the low amateur individual winner of the 2023 Sahalee Player’s Championship will play the following weekend in the Fortinet Championship, a PGA TOUR tournament in Napa Valley on Sept 11-17, 2023. ASU will be joined by host Washington, Arizona, Duke, Illinois, Oklahoma State, Pepperdine, Stanford, Texas, Texas Tech, USC and Wake Forest.
FIGHTING ILLINI INVITATIONAL (SEPT. 15-17)/CHICAGO, IL/OLYMPIA FIELDS
The Sun Devils competed in the Fighting Illini Invitational in the fall of 2021, a place where in 2006 where Niklas Lemke won the individual title with a 66 in the final round. Cameron Sisk and David Puig paced the second-place Sun Devils with a tie for second place individually in 2021, each carding two…