ASU Men’s Golf Earn Top Seed

ASU Junior golfer Jon Rahm. Rahm is the number 1 ranked amateur in the country.

ASU Junior golfer Jon Rahm. Rahm is the number 1 ranked amateur in the country. Photo Courtesy of statepress.com

By: Kayla Mortellaro

TEMPE, Ariz.— The Arizona State men’s golf team earned the top seed in the western regional in California.

The Sun Devils will travel to Rancho Sante Fe, Cali., May 14-16, 2015 for the NCAA regional golf tournament. The Devils will be one of 13 teams in the San Diego area competing for the opportunity to advance to the finals. ASU will need to finish in the top-5 to move on.

In all, the NCAA regional competition was divided up in to six different regions throughout the country with 13 teams and 10 individuals from team’s that did not qualify. The low five teams and the low individual from each region will advance to the nationals, held May 29- June 3 at the Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla.

ASU had a spectacular regular season that included five team tournament wins, three 2nd place finishes, a tie for 3rd place and a 6th place finish. The Sun Devils competed in the Pac-12 Championship April 27-29 in Pullman, Wash., at Palouse Ridge, in which the squad finished in 3rd place.

Head coach Tim Mickelson earned Pac-12 Coach of the Year for his team’s performance all season long. The Devils were led by juniors Jon Rahm and Max Rottluff. Rahm, from Spain, is the no. 1 ranked amateur in the world and the no. 2 ranked college golfer by Golfweek.com. Rottluff, from Germany, is nipping at his heels as the no. 9 ranked college golfer.

ASU will be the top-ranked team in California as the 6th ranked team in the country by Golfweek.com. Joining the Devils at the Farms Golf Club will be no. 10 Georgia Tech, no. 15 Oklahoma, no. 23 New Mexico, no. 25 Virginia, no. 29 Georgia, no. 41 East Tennessee State, no. 49 Ole Miss, no. 56 San Diego, no. 57 Idaho, no. 69 St. Mary’s, no. 87 Wichita State and no. 164 Eastern Kentucky.

Below is a complete list of the teams and individuals selected to compete in each regional.

The Sagamore Club in Noblesville, Ind.

Hosted by Ball State University

Teams:

1) no. 1 Illinois 2) no. 12 Oregon 3) no. 17 UCLA 4) no. 20 Alabama 5) no. 31 SMU 6) no. 24 UNLV 7) no. 39 Virginia Tech 8) no. 45 Georgia Southern 9) no. 48 Colorado 10) no. 61 New Mexico State 11) no. 65 East Carolina 12) no. 94 Marquette 13) no. 180 Alabama State 14) no. 201 University of Pennsylvania

Individuals: 

1) Chris Selfridge, University of Toledo 2) Jose Montano, Xavier University 3) Evan Bowser, Oakland University 4) Jose Pablo Segurola, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis 5) Johnny Watts, Ball State University

University of North Carolina Finley Golf Course in Chapel Hill, NC

Hosted by University of North Carolina

Teams:

1) no. 2 Florida State 2) no. 5 Stanford 3) no. 18 North Carolina 4) no. 30 Kennesaw State 5) no. 19 Wake Forest 6) no. 33 Clemson 7) no. 37 Florida 8) no. 50 Georgia Regents 9) no. 52 Charlotte 10) no. 74 McNeese State 11) no. 70 Penn State 12) no. 108 Miami-Ohio 13) no. 144 Loyola Marymount

Individuals:

1) Zach Seabolt, Winthrop University 2) JT Poston, Western Carolina University 3) Trey Rule, Mercer University 4) Ben Wheeler, Coastal Carolina University 5) Ashton Van Horne, Belmont University 6) Andrew Dorn, Coastal Carolina University 7) Ryan Cornfield, University of South Carolina Upstate 8) Dawson Armstrong, Lipscomb University 9) Isaiah Logue, Liberty University 10) Brendon Caballero, University of Tennessee at Martin

The Farms Golf Club in Rancho Sante Fe, Calif. 

Hosted by University of San Diego

Teams:

1) no. 6 Arizona State 2) no. 10 Georgia Tech 3) no. 15 Oklahoma 4) no. 23 New Mexico 5) no. 25 Virginia 6) no. 29 Georgia 7) no. 41 East Tennessee State 8) no. 49 Ole Miss 9) no. 56 San Diego 10) no. 57 Idaho 11) no. 69 St. Mary’s of California 12) no. 87 Wichita State 13) no. 164 East Kentucky

Individuals:

1) Cody Blick, San Jose State University 2) Petter Mikalsen, University of Denver 3) George Cunningham, University of Arizona 4) Antoine Rozner, University of Missouri-Kansas City 5) Chad Merzbacher, University of Tennessee, Knoxville 6) David Kocher, University of Maryland, College Park 7) Matt Green, Kansas State University 8) Connor Campbell, Loyola Marymount University 9) Hayden Shieh, Santa Clara University 10) Justin De Los Santos, California Polytechnic State University

The Rawls Course in Lubbock, Texas

Hosted by Texas Tech

Teams:

1) no. 3 Texas 2) no. 11 Texas Tech 3) no. 7 Auburn 4) no. 26 North Florida 5) no. 28 California 6) no. 38 Houston 7) no. 44 Louisville 8) no. 43 Duke 9) no. 58 Southeastern Louisiana 10) no. 62 Purdue 11) no. 68 Georgia State 12) no. 101 UC Irvine 13) no. 130 Charleston Southern

Individuals:

1) Tomasz Anderson, Jacksonville State University 2) Adria Arnaus, Texas A&M University, College Station 3) Victor Lange, Louisiana Tech University 4) Tyler McDaniel, University of Kentucky 5) David Snyder, University of Kentucky 6) Greg Yates, Texas A&M University, College Station 7) Martin Simonsen, University of Texas at El Paso 8) Matt Mabrey, The University of Tulsa 9) Jake Sherwin, Florida Gulf Coast University 10) Nicolas Platret, The University of Texas-Pan American

Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton, Wash.

Hosted by University of Washington

Teams:

1) no. 9 South Carolina 2) no. 16 Washington 3) no. 14 Southern California 4) no. 22 Baylor 5) no. 36 Alabama Birmingham 6) no. 32 Texas Christian 7) no. 40 Iowa State 8) no. 53 Sam Houston State 9) no. 54 Michigan 10) no. 59 UC Davis 11) no. 82 Virginia Commonwealth 12) no. 76 Pepperdine 13) no. 199 Cleveland State 14) no. 218 South Dakota

Individuals:

1) Byron Meth, University of the Pacific 2) Jose Mendez, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 3) Alex Franklin, Oregon State University 4) Jordan Rodgers, Brigham Young University 5) James Fahy, Gonzaga University

The Course at Yale in New Haven, Conn. 

Hosted by Yale

Teams:

1) no. 4 Vanderbilt 2) no. 8 LSU 3) no. 13 South Florida 4) no. 21 Oklahoma State 5) no. 27 Arkansas 6) no. 34 San Diego State 7) no. 42 Iowa 8) no. 46 NC State 9) no. 51 Ohio State 10) no. 60 Troy 11) no. 63 North Texas 12) no. 83 Charleston 13) no. 206 Robert Morris 14) no. 249 Saint Peter’s

Individuals:

1) Brandon Matthews, Temple University 2) Dylan Crowley, St. John’s University (New York) 3) George Williams, Long Island University-Brooklyn Campus 4) Kevin Kramarski, Iona College 5) Quinn Prchal, Princeton University