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@ASUmensgolf Trying For @Pac12 Title No. 13
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Release: 04/23/2014
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WHAT:  Pac-12 Conference Men’s Golf Championship (55th Annual)
WHEN: Friday-Sunday, April 25- 27, 2014
HOST:  Arizona will host the 72-hole Championship
COURSE:  The Gallery Golf Club, Marana, Ariz. Par 72, 7,349 yards

Sun Devil third-year men's golf coach Tim Mickelson takes Arizona State to the Pac-12 Championships in Marana, Ariz., where ASU's six players (five scores count) will play 36 holes on Friday (April 25) followed by 18 on Saturday and Sunday. Coach Mickelson and the Sun Devils as will try for their 13th Pac-10/12 title, easily the most in the conference.

PAC-10/12 SUCCESS AT ASU
Arizona State has won 12 Pac-10 titles in its 35 seasons, including a conference record six straight from 1995-2000. In addition to the six straight Pac-10 titles, ASU's other five Pac-10 titles were in 1979 (its first year in the league), 1981, 1989, 1990, 1993 and 2008. ASU tied for the league title in 2005 with Washington but lost on a tiebreaker formula, and the league decided to go to a playoff format after that season.

SUN DEVILS AS PAC-10/12 MEDALISTS
Paul Casey won three straight Pac-10 titles from 1998-2000, which is the last time a Sun Devil won the title and is a conference record for consecutive Pac-10/12 titles. Other Sun Devils who have won the Pac-10 championship are Scott Johnson (1997), Phil Mickelson (1990), co-medalists Dan Forsman and Tony Grimes (1981), Jim Bertoncino (co-medalist in 1980) and co-medalists Scott Watkins and Dan Croonquist (1979).

PAC-10/12 TEAM CHAMPIONS (SINCE 1990)
1990 Arizona State
1991 Arizona
1992 Stanford
1993 Arizona State
1994 Stanford
1995 Arizona State
1996 Arizona State
1997 Arizona State
1998 Arizona State
1999 Arizona State
2000 Arizona State
2001 USC
2002 USC
2003 UCLA
2004 Arizona
2005 Washington
2006 UCLA
2007 USC
2008 Arizona State
2009 Washington
2010 Washington
2011 USC
2012 California
2013 California

MOST PAC-10/12 TEAM TITLES SINCE 1979 (ASU joined the Pac-10 in the 1978-79 athletic season):
ARIZONA STATE (12):
2008, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1993, 1990, 1989, 1981, 1979
USC (7): 2011, 2007, 2002, 2001, 1986, 1984, 1980
UCLA (5): 2006, 2003, 1985, 1983, 1982
WASHINGTON (4): 2010, 2009, 2005, 1988
ARIZONA (3): 2004, 1991, 1987
STANFORD (2): 1994, 1992
CALIFORNIA (2): 2012, 2013

VARIETY IS GOOD
ASU became the fifth school to take home the team title since 2004 when it won in 2008 as USC (2007 and 2011), UCLA (2006), Washington (2005, 2009 and 2010), Arizona (2004) and California (2012 and 2013) all have taken home a trophy in the past 10 tournaments.

ASU'S 2008 PAC-10 TITLE
At the 2008 Pac-10 Championships at The Meadow Club (par-71, 6,686 yards) in Fairfax, Calif., ASU, playing with three freshmen, two sophomores and a senior, captured its eighth Pac-10 title in 16 years under head coach Randy Lein in a one-hole playoff over defending conference champion USC (#2 Golfstat/#3 Golfweek). ASU trailed by 16 to the Trojans after the first round. ASU shot 354-361-356-364 and tied with the Trojans (338-374-357-366) at 15-over par 1,435.

FEELING IT
Jon Rahm’s 70.13 single stroke average is currently the fifth-best in Sun Devil history. Paul Casey set the school mark at 69.87 back in 1999-2000, while Phil Mickelson shot 69.95 in 1991-92. Rahm enters the tournament tied for third in the nation in par-5 scoring at 4.52, as only Evan Russell of Hartford (4.50) and Jason Roets of North Texas are better (4.51).

SUN DEVIL SINGLE-SEASON SCORING BESTS (1987-PRESENT)
69.87-Paul Casey, 1999-2000, 10
69.95-Phil Mickelson, 1991-92, 12
70.03-Niklas Lemke, 2006-07, 12
70.08-Phil Mickelson, 1990-1991, 11
70.13-Jon Rahm, 2013-14, 10
70.59-Billy Mayfair, 1986-1987, 13
*Last number is tournaments played.

ABOUT THAT THUNDERBIRD SCORE BY JON
Jon Rahm's 21-under 192 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 FINAL SCORES (1993-94 TO PRESEN
T)
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)

EAGLE UPDATE FOR RAHM
Jon Rahm now has 19 eagles in his 76-round career. How impressive  are the 19 eagles in 76 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 76 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.

SOME IMPROVEMENT GOING ON HERE
Tim Mickelson took over a program in the summer of 2011 that was 89-86-3 in head-to-head record in the previous year. In 2011-12, the young squad was 62-96-1, but his past two seasons have resulted in rapid improvement. The 2012-13 team that made the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championship was 125-89-1, and this year’s team is 116-44-4. A look at the past six seasons of head-to-head play for men’s golf.

MEN’S GOLF HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORDS
2013-14: 116-44-4
2012-13: 125-89-6
2011-12: 62-96-1
2010-11: 89-86-3
2009-10: 115-63-6
2008-09: 129-52-2

PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIP AT THE GALLERY GOLF CLUB
2014 marks the fourth time that the University of Arizona has hosted the Conference Championship (1984, 1994, 2004, 2014). It’ll be the second time the event has been contested at the Gallery Golf Club as the host Wildcats took team honors at the 2004 Pac-10 ChampionshiP with a 10-over 1455 (357-363-365-365) and Arizona’s Henry Liaw earned medalist honors with a 9-under 279 (69-70-72-68). Tucson National was site of the 1994 Championship, while Tucson Country Club was site of the 1984 Championship.   

PALMER CUP
Five Pac-12 golfers were tabbed to participate in the 2014 Palmer Cup. Stanford’s Cameron Wilson, California’s Brandon Hagy, and USC’s Rico Hoey will represent the United States, while Arizona State’s Jon Rahm (Spain) and Arizona’s Erik Oja (Sweden) will represent the European squad. The annual Ryder Cup-style competition will be played June 26-28 at Walton Heath Golf Club in Surrey, England.

THE RANKINGS
Golfweek/Sagarin (as of Apr 21)
(Top 10 and Pac-12):
1. Alabama
5. CALIFORNIA
6. STANFORD
11. WASHINGTON
17. UCLA
20. USC
27. ARIZONA STATE
43. OREGON
57. COLORADO
62. OREGON STATE
83. ARIZONA
104. WASHINGTON STATE
168. UTAH

Golfstat (as of Apr 17)
1. Alabama
3. STANFORD
4. CALIFORNIA
11. WASHINGTON
14. UCLA
20. USC
25. ARIZONA STATE
40. OREGON
53. COLORADO
66. OREGON STATE
86. ARIZONA
98. WASHINGTON STATE
167. UTAH

Golfweek Individual Rankings (as of Apr 21)
1. Joey Garber, Georgia
3. Patrick Rodgers, STAN
5. Cameron Wilson, STAN
6. Brandon Hagy, CAL
13. Rico Hoey, USC
14. Jon Rahm, ASU

Golfstat Individual Rankings (as of Apr 17)
1. Patrick Rodgers, STAN
2. Cameron Wilson, STAN
8. Brandon Hagy, CAL
10. Rico Hoey, USC
12. Joel Stalter, CAL
18. Jon Rahm, ASU


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