April 6, 2012
Sun Devil freshman Austin Quick, a native of Scottsdale and graduate of Chapparal High School, is tied for first after shooting a 9-under 133 (66-67) in the opening day of the 40th ASU Thunderbird Invitational on Friday held at at ASU's Karsten Golf Course (par-71, 7,026 yards).
He is tied with San Diego State's Alex Kang (68-65). Derek Ernst of UNLV is at 6-under 136 (69-67) and in third.
ASU (286-282) is tied for fourth with Washington (284-284) at even-par 568. The 17 schools play a final round on Sunday with tee times starting at 7 a.m.
ASU has won seven of the past 13 (1999-2001, 2003-2004, 2008-2009) Thunderbird Invitational Tournaments and has won the tournament 14 of the past 23 years.
Arizona State, Arizona, Ball State, BYU, California, Cal State Northridge, Colorado State, Denver, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pepperdine, San Diego State, UC-Irvine, UNLV, UTSA, Washington and Wyoming.
Fourteen 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
Eight Sun Devils have won the individual titles on nine 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) and Alejandro Canizares (2003), Stephan Gross (2009-shared).