Princeville, Hawaii—The Arizona State men’s golf team recorded its third top-five finish of the season when it placed second at the Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational on Wednesday. The Sun Devils shot a 40-under 824 (277-272-275) at the par-72, 7,223-yard Makai Golf Club in Princeville, Hawaii.
Georgia Tech, which led through all three rounds of the tournament, took home the team title with a blistering 55-under 809. Pepperdine’s Frederick Wedel won the individual title after leading the field the entire tournament. Wedel finished at 20-under 196, carding four eagles and 16 birdies total.
Arizona State placed three golfers in the top 20. Junior Jon Rahm led the team with a fifth-place finish. Rahm carded 15 birdies and two eagles throughout the tournament and finished at 15-under 201 (67-67-67).
Sophomore Nicolo Galletti recorded his first career top-10 finish on Wednesday. His 14-under 202 (66-69-67) tied for sixth place overall. Galletti carded 15 birdies through 54 holes and set a new career-low when he shot a 6-under 66 in Monday’s round.
After struggling the first two rounds, junior Max Rottluff upped his game in the final round, shooting 5-under on Wednesday to climb from 37th to 19th on the leader board. Through 54 holes, Rottluff was 6-under 210 (73-70-67).
Despite shooting a career-low 66 in the second round on Tuesday, sophomore Ki Taek Lee was unable to maintain that momentum through the final 18 holes. Lee was 4-over 76 on the day, finishing at 3-under 213 (71-66-76) and tied for 29th overall.
Rounding out the Sun Devil lineup, freshman Tobias Eden tied for 50th with a 2-over 218 (73-71-74). Eden carded his first career eagle on the 11th hole in the first round on Monday.
Golfing as an individual, senior Mathias Schjoelberg tied for 21st with a 5-under 211 (70-71-70) and carded 13 birdies throughout the tournament.
The Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational concludes Arizona State’s fall season. The Sun Devils return to action in January when they head to Tucson, Ariz., for the Arizona Intercollegiate.
By Lindsay Gaesser
SDA Media Relations