Sun Devil sophomore men’s golfer Jon Rahm has earned honorable mention PING All-America honors by the GCAA for the second time in his two-year career.
Rahm won the 2014 ASU Thunderbird Invitational in March with a record-breaking 21-under 192 and led the nation for the second straight year with 12 eagles after notching NCAA-best nine in his freshman season. He will enter his junior season of 2014-15 with three tournament wins, a 71.13 stroke average in 27 career events and 31 rounds in the 60s. The Spaniard has posted par or better in 47 of 83 career rounds.
This past season his 70.84 stroke average was the best by a Sun Devil since Niklas Lemke shot 70.03 in 2006-07. He also averaged 3.06 on par-three scoring, best by a Sun Devil since Chez Reavie averaged 3.05 in 2003-04.
Rahm earned first-team All-Pac-12 honors in 2013-14 and was a second-team All-Pac-12 selection in 2012-13. He shot a NCAA Championship opening-round record of 61 on May 28, 2013.
JON RAHM CAREER WINS
2014 ASU Thunderbird Invitational 62-64-66=192/-21 (March 21-23, 2014)
Lamkin Grips San Diego Classic 72-70-67=209/-7 (March 11-12, 2013)
Bill Cullum Invitational 72-65-67=204/-12 (Oct. 21-22, 2012)
JON RAHM CAREER STATISTICS
2013-14: 12 TOURNAMENTS/37 ROUNDS/70.84 STROKE AVERAGE
2012-13: 15 TOURNAMENTS/46 ROUNDS/71.37 STROKE AVERAGE
CAREER: 27 TOURNAMENTS/83 ROUNDS/71.13 STROKE AVERAGE
ABOUT THAT 2014 THUNDERBIRD SCORE: Jon Rahm's 21-under 192 at the 2014 ASU Thunderbird Invitational in March broke the school's 54-hole final score record and the Thunderbird Invitational record, while ASU's 817 was the lowest team score in the history of the tournament.
SUN DEVIL LOWEST 54-HOLE TOURNAMENT SCORES (1993-94 TO PRESENT)
Jon Rahm, 192/-21 (2014 ASU Thunderbird Invitational)
Jesper Kennegard, 197/-13 (2008 UH Hilo Invitational)
Benjamin Alvarado, 198/-18 (2007 NCAA West Regional in Tempe)
Alejandro Canizares, 200/-16 (2004 ASU Thunderbird Invitational)
Jeff Quinney, 201/-15 (1999 ASU Thunderbird Invitational)
Another All-American For @ASUMensGolf
Courtesy: Sun Devil Athletics
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