When: March 3, 2020
What: 2020 Cabo Collegiate
Where: Cove Club (par 71, 6,807 yards) – Cabo Del Sol, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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Arizona State, led by a trio of 3-under-68s from David Puig, Cameron Sisk, and Ryggs Johnston passed in-state rival and 36-hole leader Arizona in blustery wind to take an 8-stroke victory at 20-under-par 832. Their third-round total of 274 was 10-under-par.
“The last two years, we had a chance to win and Oklahoma State beat us both times,” said Arizona State coach Matt Thurmond. “We are so excited to finally hold the trophy.”
The ASU counting scores by Johnston, a freshman from Libby, Mont.; Puig, a freshman from Spain; Sisk, a sophomore from San Diego, Calif., and the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year in 2019 were completed by a 1-under 70 from junior Mason Andersen, of Chandler, Ariz.
“That round today was beyond what I could have expected,” Thurmond said.
The Sun Devils, who were in third place through 36 holes, made an early move as Puig logged four birdies in his first six holes and Sisk was 3-under through two holes with a birdie-eagle start.
“It was huge for our team to have a couple of hot starts,” Sisk said. “It put us in a good position for the rest of the round. I didn’t really know where we were, but I knew it was a big boost for our team and me individually.”
Runner-up Texas A&M climbed six places on the strength of medalist Walker Lee’s 7-under 64 and Dan Erickson’s 69. The Aggies posted a Round 3 278 (6-under) and a 54-hole total of 840.
Lee, a junior from Houston, fired a bogey-free round that included a birdie-eagle finish on his last two holes for a 54-hole total of 205, one stroke better than Barclay Brown of Stanford and Johnny Keefer of Baylor. Lee, who played in the 2017 U.S. Open, made five birdies and the eagle in Round 3
“The strength of my game today was how smart I was,” Lee said. “There were a bunch of pins out there today that you couldn’t shoot at -- just play to the middle of the green and take your 20-footer and make your par and got to the next hole. Along with that, my irons were good today.”
Arizona State and Texas A&M were the only teams to break par in the windiest conditions of the three-day event.
Vanderbilt was third at 842 and Arizona, the leader through 36 holes, finished fourth at 847 and Baylor was fifth at 849.
Coach J.T. Higgins, Texas A&M
Walker Lee, Texas A&M
Coach Matt Thurmond, Arizona State
Cameron Sisk, Arizona State
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Links to post-round Q&A videos:
Arizona State Coach Matt Thurmond
Medalist Walker Lee of Texas A&M