Feb. 21, 2013
The Arizona State men’s golf team concluded the final round of The Prestige at PGA West from Palm Desert, Calif. Wednesday, finishing in eighth-place at a combined six-over par (286-294-290-870). However, for the third-straight tournament to open the spring, the story focuses on freshman Max Rottluff.
Rottluff, having notched fourth and seven-place finishes in the first two tournaments to start the spring season, once again moved his way to the front of the leaderboard, finishing seventh for the second-straight tournament. In Wednesday’s third round he shot a two-under par 69, birdieing three holes and only bogeying one. He finished the tournament at even par (69-75-69-213), three shots behind second-place but eight shots behind the winner Pedro Figueiredo of UCLA.
Only two teams managed to finish under par, as Pac-12 schools Washington and USC tied for first-place at one-under par. ASU shot six-over par in the third round, and finished one shot behind seventh-place TCU.
Austin Quick continued his impressive play as well, climbing five spots on the day to finish tied for 25th, five-over par. He shot back-to-back rounds of 72, after shooting a first round of 74.
Jon Rahm (71-74-74-219) finished tied for 27th at six-over par after being tied for 25th after Tuesday’s second round. Mathias Schjoelberg concluded tied for 45th-place at ten-over par (72-76-75-223). Freshman Alberto Sanchez finished tied for 65th (74-73-81-228) after a rough final round. He was at five-over par heading into Wednesday’s play.