Coming off a 1st place finish at the Thunderbird Invitational, the Arizona State men's golf team notched a 3rd place mark at Tuesday's conclusion of the Redhawk Invitational at Chambers Bay near Seattle. Ranked No. 17 by Golfstat for college golfers, Jon Rahm conquered the course reserved for the 2015 United States Open Championship, finishing in 2nd place at 8-under par.
The No. 29 ranked Sun Devils (282-279-286-847) shot a combined 3-over par. Only tournament champion UCLA at 9-under and Washington at 6-under recorded better team scores. ASU's final score came in 10 strokes ahead of Pac-12 competitor Oregon State, while it was an overwhelming 29 strokes ahead of rival Arizona.
Rahm (68-67-68-203) came into the tournament fresh off a 21-under 1st place individual championship at the Thunderbird Invitational only to barely miss hoisting a championship trophy for his second-straight tournament. He finished three strokes off the individual winner, Grant Forrest, of San Diego.
Rahm shot 3-under over the course of his final 18 holes, sinking birdie on five holes while bogeying only two. Through 72 holes, Rahm recorded 14 birdies to just six bogeys. With his 1st- and 2nd-place finishes in two-straight tournaments, Rahm has placed himself inside the top 25 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking as well as the Golfstat and Golfweek rankings.
Austin Quick also stepped up in an enormous way as he too logged a top 10 finish for the Sun Devils. Quick (69-69-71-209) took home sole possession of 6th place at 2-under par. He finished Tuesday's final round at even-par 71, but recorded a 10:8 birdie to bogey ratio over three rounds. Quick began Tuesday in a tie for 5th, but still missed out on 3rd place by just three strokes.
Wrapping up the rest of the Sun Devils, Blake Cannon (70-71-74-215) finished in a tie for 22nd place at 4-over par, Broc Johnson (75-72-73-220) leaped 16 positions to nab a tie for 34th, and Max Rottluff (75-74-76-225) finished in a tie for 61st in the 92-golfer field.
The ASU men's golf team gets back into action April 12-13 at the Western Intercollegiate in Santa Cruz, Calif. Tee times begin at 7:30 a.m. both days of competition.