The Arizona State men’s golf team has been incredibly consistent over the course of its past 10 events. In its final event of the fall, it closed out a match play title over Texas at Cypress Point Club in the Cypress Point Classic in Pebble Beach, CA.
Both teams won three singles matches on Wednesday, but ASU earned the title by virtue of a tiebreaker based on most holes won. ASU — playing without Preston Summerhays who is competing in a PGA event — got strong wins from Ryggs Johnston, Nicholas Prieto and Luke Potter on Tuesday. The Sun Devils defeated Stanford (2-1) and Tennessee (2.5-0.5) on Monday to make the final.
SUN DEVIL WINS OVER TEXAS
—Ryggs Johnston posted a 2&1 win over Tommy Morrison.
–Nicholas Prieto won 4&3 over Jacob Sosa.
—Luke Potter won 4&3 over Keaton Vo
TEXAS WINS OVER ASU
–Nathan Petronzio posted a 1-up victory over Connor Williams
–Christian Maas recorded a 3&1 win against Michael Mjaaseth
–Brian Start earned a 1-up victory over Jose Luis Ballester
DUDES NEVER STINK: ASU has been in the hunt and pretty much a head-to-head winning machine in its past nine tournaments. Dating to last year’s Calusa Cup, the Sun Devils are 184-35-3 in head-to-head stroke play (after going 143-27-3 last year) including 41-8 this fall.
SUN DEVIL MEN’S GOLF PAST 10 TOURNAMENTS
1st/Cypress Point Match Play Championship
3rd/Williams Cup (Oct. 9-10)
3rd/Ben Hogan Collegiate (Oct. 2-3)
4th/Illini Invitational (Sept. 15-17)
2nd/Sahalee Players Championship (Sept. 9-10)
T-5th/NCAA Championship (May 26-30)
1st/NCAA Las Vegas Regional (May 15-17)
2nd/Pac-12 Championship (April 28-30)
1st/ASU Thunderbird (April 14-15)
3rd/Calusa Cup (April 2-4)
OPENING ROUND: ASU WINS 2-1 OVER STANFORD
Nicholas Prieto/Ryggs Johnston (ASU) 3 & 3 over Sean-Karl Dobson/Jake Beber-Frankel (STAN)
Barclay Brown/Ethan Gao (STAN) 3 & 2 over Connor Williams/Luke Potter (ASU)
Jose Luis Ballester/Michael Mjaaseth (ASU) 3 & 3 over Karl Vilipa/Kush Arora (STAN)
SEMIFINALS: ASU WIN 2.5-0.5 OVER TENNESSEE (FOURBALL MATCHES)
Nicholas Prieto/Ryggs Johnston (ASU) 1-UP over Evan Woolley-Reed/Lance Simpson (TENN)
Jake Hall/Bryce Lewis (TENN) SPLIT vs. Connor Williams/Luke Potter (ASU)
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