Arizona State men’s golf is on the road again this weekend (Sept. 15-17) as they compete in the Fighting Illini Invitational at Olympia Fields Country Club — North Course (par 70/,7310 yards) hosted by the University of Illinois.
SUN DEVILS PLAY SANS SUMMERHAYS
The Sun Devils will play the tournament without a recent champ as Preston Summerhays will be out in Napa playing in the Fortinet Championship, which he earned by winning last weekend’s Sahaleee Players Championship.
TEE TIMES AND TEAMS
ASU will tee with Pepperdine and Michigan State between 9 a.m.-9:36 a.m. CT. Other teams in the field are Alabama, Arizona, Baylor, Florida, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Illinois, North Carolina, Oklahoma State, Pepperdine, Purdue, Stanford and Texas.
While the team was playing at the Sahalee Players Championship in Washington last weekend, freshman Fifa Laopakdee was turning heads at the Maui Jim Individual Invitational at Legend Trail in Scottsdale. He shot a 15-under 201 (70-64-67) in his debut to earn medalist honors by three strokes in the 35-player field, while Connor Wiliams finished eighth at 8-under 208 (69-69-70). Nicholas Prieto tied for 16th at 4-under 212 (71-70-71), while Kiko Coelho tied for 25th at 1-over 217 (71-70-76).
ICYMI: Freshman Fifa Laopakdee won the Maui Jim Individual at Legend Trail Golf Club last weekend. Laopakdee shot 15-under 201 (70-64-67) to earn medalist honors in the 35-man event…so welcome to the lineup in Illinois this weekend!!! pic.twitter.com/vUZx3n095a
— Sun Devil Men’s Golf (@sundevilmgolf) September 15, 2023
Now in its 17th season, the OFCC/Fighting Illini Invitational welcomes the nation’s top teams to the famed Olympia Fields Country Club. The club is home to several premier events, having played host to the U.S. Amateur (2015), two U.S. Opens (1928, 2003), two PGA Championships (1925, 1961), a U.S. Senior Open (1997), plus five Western Opens (1920, 1927, 1933, 1968, 1971) and the 2020 BMW Championship.
LAST TIME AT OLYMPIA…