Jan. 28, 2013
The Arizona State men's golf team opened their spring season Monday with a bang, as they completed the rain-shortened second round of the Arizona Intercollegiate from Vistoso Golf Club in Tucson, Ariz. tied for first-place at four-under par. Most of the 15 competing schools had three to five holes remaining in their second round when played stopped at roughly 5:45 p.m. (MT).
The Sun Devils are tied with the Horned Frogs of TCU, who entered the second round on top of the leaderboard. It was a different story for ASU, who climbed their way through the field after sitting in sixth-place at six-over par at the first round's conclusion. No. 1 ranked Cal sits in third place trailing by two strokes.
After freshman Jon Rahm Rodriguez placed first in the final fall tournament of 2012, another freshman, Max Rottluff, looks to continue the success of the younger golfers on the squad. Rottluff currently leads all Sun Devil golfers and is in second-place at six-under par. He has two holes remaining in his second round in which he has six birdies thus far. He birdied seven holes over the course of the first round.
Junior Spencer Lawson also cracked his way into the top ten, as he will enter Tuesday's final holes tied for sixth at three-under par. He was tied for 11th after the first round but used five birdies to move his way up among the leaders.
After ranking tied for 44th after the first 18 holes, previously mentioned Rahm Rodriguez hiked his way forward, now currently tied for 18th-place at two-under par with two holes left to play in his round. He eagled the par-four eighth hole, which is 389 yards.
Freshman Alberto Sanchez leaped from 50th after the first round and is now tied for 24th at three-over par. He's in the midst of a two-under par round and has the most holes left to play of any Sun Devil, as he was stopped after he completed the first 13 holes.
Teammate Brandon Cloete is tied for 30th-place after finishing the first round tied for 22nd. He sits at four-over par and has one hole remaining.
The remaining holes of the 54-hole tournament will begin Tuesday morning at 8:00 a.m. (MT). Live scoring will be available at golfstat.com.