ASU men's and women's golf finish within top five of their tournaments

The men's team finished fourth in its competition, and the women's team took second place in its tournament

Both ASU women's and men's golf finished within the top five of their respective tournaments this week. No. 13 ASU women's golf finished the Sun Devil Winter Classic in second, and the No. 3 men's team finished in fourth place in The Prestige.

Sun Devil Winter Classic

ASU ended the tournament two strokes under par, four strokes away from first-place USC.

Senior Raquel Olmos and freshman Ashley Menne competed as individuals, their scores not counted toward the overall team score.

The team finished the first day within one stroke of tying for first place, and three Sun Devil golfers were in the top 10 individually.

Sophomore Linn Grant finished the second round tied for first place on the individual leaderboard after shooting two strokes under par. Menne also posted a strong second round, shooting six strokes under par. 

The Sun Devils finished the second round in second place, one stroke behind USC.

Grant finished the tournament leading all golfers by shooting nine strokes under par. Grant has finished either tied for or in first in both tournaments this season, winning outright in the Sun Devil Winter Classic and tying with junior Alexandra Forsterling in the Match in the Desert tournament.

The Sun Devils shot two strokes under par in the final round, securing second place. Coach Missy Farr-Kaye's team has finished in first and second place in the first two tournaments of the season.

The women's team will play next on March 1 where it will compete in the Bruin Wave Invitational in Somis, California.

The Prestige

ASU finished The Prestige in fourth place after shooting two strokes over par as a team. 

Sophomore David Puig's individual win streak ended as he finished tied for seventh at one stroke under par throughout the three-day tournament. 

The Sun Devils struggled on the third day, shooting seven strokes over par and dropping from second to fourth place. Puig came into the final round within two strokes of first place, but shot three strokes over par on the final day.

Fifth-year senior Chun An Yu shot two under par in the third round, finishing the tournament at even par and tied for ninth on the individual leaderboard.

Sophomore Ryggs Johnston shot two strokes over par, finishing tied in 17th place.

The men's team will play next on March 1 in the Cabo Collegiate Tournament in San Antonio, Texas.


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