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Men's Golf Rests in 4th After Day One at Pac-12 Championship
Courtesy: Sun Devil Athletics
Release: 04/25/2014
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MARANA, Ariz -- Day one from the men's golf 55th Annual 2014 Pac-12 Championship came to a wrap Friday night with No. 25 Arizona State holding a 4th place position well into the second round. The first two rounds from The Gallery Golf Club in Marana, Ariz. had been scheduled to be completed Friday, but due to darkness the remaining golfers on the course are forced to finish their rounds early Saturday morning.

The Sun Devils currently hold a score of 18-over par, but that mark has them just three strokes back of 3rd place Washington. No. 3 Stanford leads the way to this point and is the only school below par (-2), while Cal sits in 2nd place at 2-over par. 

For ASU it's Blake Cannon and Max Rottluff who lead the way, both tied for 17th place at 3-over par. Cannon shot 5-over through the first 18 holes, but has recovered nicely with a 2-under through 15. Cannon had six bogies and a double bogey in the first round, but used that experience to gain his comfort on the course and has bogeyed only one hole in the second round, while sinking three birdies. 

The same story goes for Rottluff. After struggling through round one, finishing at 6-over with four bogeys and two double bogeys, he bounced back and is in the midst of a bogeyless round two through 14 holes. Over the course of those 14 holes he has birdied three of them. So far in the second round Rottluff has leaped 27 positions on the leaderboard, and has four holes remaining to make a possible charge into the top ten. 

Making the list of the top 25 golfers to this point is also Austin Quick, who sits in a tie for 24th at 4-over par. Quick has completed 13 holes in round two, and currently rests in the middle of a 1-over round after shooting 3-over in round one. 

Tied for 38th is where Broc Johnson and Jon Rahm remain idle, both at 7-over par. Johnson began the day with an even-par 72 in the first round, but so far has struggled through 15 holes in round two. Rahm, Golfweek's No. 14 ranked golfer in the country, shot 5-over through the first 18, but has begun to settle in and has improved his mark so far to a second round 2-over through 12.

Nicolo Galletti has also mustered a charge of his own, shooting only 1-over through 16 holes in the second round after a first round score of 10-over. 

Round two will resume at 7 a.m. MST Saturday morning. Round three is expected to begin an hour after the completion of round two, approximately 10 a.m. MST. 


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