Feb. 24, 2013
The Sun Devil men's golf squad is competing in the North Ranch Intercollegiate on Monday-Tuesday (Feb. 25-26), held at the North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village, Calif. (par 71, 6,753 yards).
Co-hosted by Pepperdine and USC, the 12 teams will play 36 holes on Monday and 18 on Tuesday. The dozen teams are Pepperdine, USC, Arizona State, Brigham Young, Liberty, Lipscomb, San Diego, San Diego State, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, UC Santa Barbar and Western Kentucky.Arizona State won the event in 1980, 1983, 1986, 1993, 1996, 1998, 2000 and 2001. Max Rottluff, Jon Rahm, Mathias Schjoelberg, Austin Quick and Alberto Sanchez while Trey Ka'ahanui will play as an individual.
USC hosted the event from 1978-2011. Pepperdine hosted the event in 2012 (USC instead was the host school for the 2012 NCAA Championships). In 2013, the two schools are co-hosts. Sun Devil freshman Jon Rahm has five eagles already this year, the most since Niklas Lemke had seven in 2004-05. Chez Reavie (2002-03) and Alejandro Canizares (2003-04) had six, while Paul Casey in 1997-98 had the most (eight) since the 1993-94 season. Rahm is averaging 4.5358 on par-5 holes this season, best by a Sun Devil since Lemke shot 4.4678 on the long holes in 2006-07.