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@ASUMENSGOLF On Record-Breaking Pace At Thunderbird
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Release: 03/22/2014
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The Arizona State men's golf team continued its home-course dominance in round two of the 42nd annual Thunderbird Invitational Saturday at the Karsten Golf Course (par-71/7,013 yards), as it leads the 14-team field at 25-under 543 (271-272). ASU followed up its 13-under 271 on Friday with a 12-under 272 on Saturday, as individual leader Jon Rahm shot a 7-under 64 after a 9-under 62.

ASU has won seven of the past 15 (1999-2001, 2003-04, 2008-09) Thunderbird Invitational Tournaments and 14 of the past 25 years and holds a 10-shot lead over Iowa State (279-274=553).

Rahm, at 16-under 126 (62-64), leads Arizona's Alex McMahon by six strokes, as McMahon shot a 62 Saturday and is at 10-under 132. Rahm notched two eagles on the day, his NCAA-best eighth and ninth on the year, and now has 19 in his 69-round career.

How impressive  are the 19 eagles in 69 rounds? Dating back to 1993-94 when Golfstat started tracking college statistics, only three other Sun Devils posted 15 eagles in their careers. While Rahm has 19 eagles in just 69 rounds, 2003 NCAA champion Alejandro Canizares had 15 eagles in 152 career rounds, while Scott Pinckey (121 rounds) and Niklas Lemke (151 rounds) had 16 eagles in their career.

ASU will try and win its first outright team title since the Olympia Fields Invitational in Chicago, Ill., back on September 18-20, 2009. ASU also tied for the Bill Cullum Invitational in Simi Valley, Calif., on September 17-18, 2011 under Coach Tim Mickelson. Rahm will be going for his third individual title, as he won the 2013 San Diego Classic and the Bill Cullum Invitational last season.

Ki Taek Lee is at 5-under 142 (67-70) and tied for fourth, while Max Rottluff is tied for 14th at 2-under 140 (70-70). Broc Johnson sits at 1-under 141 (72-69) and is tied for 19th while and Austin Quick is at 1-over 143  (74-69) and tied for 33rd.

Trey Ka'ahanui (70-69) and Blake Cannon (69-79) are both tied for tenth at 3-under 139, while Nicolo Galletti is at 2-under 140 (70-70) as they are playing as individuals.

ASU TEAM WINNERS: Fifteen ASU teams have won the Thunderbird Invitational, with ASU winning the title in 1984, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2008 and 2009.

PAST ASU INDIVIDUAL WINNERS: Nine Sun Devils have won the individual titles on 10 occasions, with Phil Mickelson (1991 and 1992) the only multiple winner. Other Sun Devil individual winners include Mark Sollenberger (1974), Jim Carter (1984), Larry Barber (1994), Todd Demsey (1995), Jeff Quinney (2000), Paul Casey (2001), Alejandro Canizares (2003) and Stephan Gross (2009-shared).

POSSIBLE THUNDERBIRD TOURNAMENT RECORDS TO BE BROKEN ON SUNDAY
TEAM TOTAL SCORE (TOTAL STROKES)
1. Arizona State 43-under 821 in 2004
2. Arizona State 40-under 824 in 2003
3. Arizona 22-under 830 in 2006
4. UNLV 21-under 831 in 2006
T5. Arizona 32-under 832 in 2004
T5. USC 32-under 832 in 2003
T5. Texas 32-under 832 in 2002

TEAM TOTAL SCORE (VS. PAR)
1. Arizona State 43-under 821 in 2004
2. Arizona State 40-under 824 in 2003
3. Arizona 32-under 832 in 2004
3. USC 32-under 832 in 2003
3. Texas 32-under 832 in 2002
6. ASU 30-under 834 in 1999

INDIVIDUAL TOTAL SCORE
Ben Kern (Kansas State) 14-under 199 in 2006
Alejandro Canizares (Arizona State) 16-under 200 in 2004
Bret Guetz (TCU) 16-under 200 in 2002
Charlie Beljan (New Mexico) 15-under 201 in 2007
David Schultz (TCU) 15-under 201 in 2003
Jeff Quinney (Arizona State) 15-under 201 in 1999

INDIVIDUAL TOTAL SCORE VS. PAR
Alejandro Canizares (Arizona State) 16-under 200 in 2004
Bret Guetz (TCU) 16-under 200 in 2002
Charlie Beljan (New Mexico) 15-under 201 in 2007
David Schultz (TCU) 15-under 201 in 2003
Jeff Quinney (Arizona State) 15-under 201 in 1999
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