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Temperatures reached 102 today, and the Sun Devils didn’t warm up until it got hot. All five players started out by bogeying the first hole, and it wasn’t much better after nine. The top three Sun Devils – David Puig, Chun An Yu and Ryggs Johnston – made the turn at 6-over par, collectively, while senior Mason Andersen and junior Cameron Sisk stabilized the team at level par.

“Cameron Sisk was a third team All-American and Mason Andersen is a first team All-Pac-12 player guy who has had a great year,” said head coach Matt Thurmond. “They are great players and today was huge. David struggled, Kevin didn’t have his best stuff, and Ryggs was pretty shaky early on too. So for those two to go out there and be super steady all day and Mason to finish like he did with one of four birdies on the last hole today. It was really impressive. I walked with Cam all day and man he was so solid. Fairways and greens and it could have been a lot lower.”

Perhaps feeling like they dodged a bullet today, look for ASU to come out firing in round two.

“If you are hosting, you get the afternoon, which is always tougher,” Thurmond said. “The greens are not as good, it is a lot firmer, and the wind is blowing more. To get past that at four-over par today is solid. So to finish seventh after playing in the afternoon round, with five guys bogeying the first hole that was a pretty awesome day.”