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Men’s Golf Opens Season at Two Spots; Fifa Laopakdee Goes Real Low at Maui Jim

Men's Golf Opens Season at Two Spots; Fifa Laopakdee Goes Real Low at Maui Jim

The Sun Devil men’s golf team competed in Seattle and Arizona on Saturday, and newcomer Fifa Laopakdee had the best effort at the Maui Jim Individual at Legend Trail Golf Club.

Laopakdee shot 15-under 201 (70-64-67) to earn medalist honors in the 35-man event.

In Seattle, the Sun Devils are in sixth at the Sahalee Players Championship at 6-over 582, as Illinois leads the field at 9-under 567 (286-281).

Preston Summerhays is one shot back of leader Max Henderson of Illinois, as Summerhays shot 5-under 139 (72-67). The junior finished his first round at even-par (72) and then carded two eagles on the front nine in his second round. He capped his day by carding a 5-under (67) with back-to-back birdies.

Sophomore Luke Potter is currently tied for 16th individually. He shot 2-under (70) his first round. Potter notched five birdies in his first round, four of them coming in the first nine holes. He currently sits in a tie for 16th after finishing his second round with two birdies on the last three holes at 2-over (70-76). The Spaniard Josele Ballester shot 1-under, 71 in his first round. and finished the day with seven birdies between both rounds and sits at 4-over (71-77) for the tournament.

The Sun Devils will start their final round at Sahalee Country Club tomorrow tee off at 7:45 a.m. MST. Live scoring can be found here.

The winner of the Sahalee Players Championship will be awarded a Sponsorship Exemption in The Fortinet Championship held in Napa, Calif.


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