April 29, 2013
After two rounds of the Pac-12 Men’s Golf Championship from The Los Angeles Country Club in Los Angeles, Calif., the Arizona State men’s golf team sits tied for sixth-place paced by excellent play by the freshman duo of Max Rottluff and Jon Rahm.
ASU currently remains only three strokes out of fourth.
Rottluff began his day by shooting a first round of 3-under par 67, aided by four birdies and only one bogey. Three of the four birdies came on par-four holes, while he found the cup in only two strokes on hole 15. Rottluff made two birdies in the second round, but finished his round at 3-over par this time, to make him even on the day. He currently resides tied for sixth.
Rahm sits alone in 13th at 2-over par, having the opposite success as his teammate Rottluff. Rahm struggled through the first 18 holes, shooting 5-over par 75, but regained his poise while firing a 3-under par 67 in round two. Rahm eagled the par-five first hole and had three other birdies on the round.
A third Sun Devil freshman is tied for 34th-place at 7-over par after shooting rounds of 73 and 74, but is only two strokes out of the top 20. Spencer Lawson is tied for 49th, while Austin Quick and Alberto Sanchez round out the field for ASU tied for 52nd and 67th respectively.
No. 1 ranked Cal leads all schools thus far at a blistering 5-under par, nine strokes ahead of No. 3 ranked UCLA and 14 strokes ahead of No. 4 ranked Washington, who is in 3rd-place.
The third round will tee off Tuesday morning with live scoring available on golfstat.com, followed by the fourth and final round on Wednesday.