Arizona St. kicks off spring with Arizona Intercollegiate lead
Chun-An Yu (Arizona State Athletics photo)
Chun-An Yu (Arizona State Athletics photo)

Believe it or not, the spring college golf season kicked off on Monday with the start of the Arizona Intercollegiate in Tucson, Ariz. After a 36-hole day at Sewailo Golf Club (a par 71), the top-ranked team in the field from the fall season is the one that rose to the top.

Arizona State, No. 15 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, rode afternoon rounds of 64 and 65 from Chun An Yu and Cameron Sisk, respectively, to a 21-under team total and the top of the leaderboard. Every player on the Sun Devil roster posted a round of par or better in the afternoon, and all four counting scores were in the red. In fact, Sisk’s morning 72 was the only Arizona State score over par for the entire day.

Arizona State’s second-round 17-under 267 was the real difference maker on the day considering it was at least five shots lower than any other team’s afternoon score.

Yu, of course, won the Master of the Amateurs at Royal Melbourne in Australia earlier this month. He was T-16 at the Asia-Pacific Amateur last fall.

Arizona and UCLA put together 16-under 552 team totals to fall into a tie for second five shots behind Arizona State. UCLA, together with St. Mary’s (Calif.), had held the morning lead at 5 under.

By the end of the day, St. Mary’s had slipped to fifth, seven shots off Arizona State’s pace.

Only Texas A&M’s Chandler Phillips, who spent part of his winter break at a practice session for prospective U.S. Walker Cup team members, was able to outscore Yu. Phillips followed a morning 67 with an afternoon 63 and leads the individual race by three at 12 under.

Results: Arizona Intercollegiate
1TXChandler PhillipsHuntsville, TX70067-63-64=194
T2AZTrevor WerbyloTucson, AZ50069-68-65=202
T2ORRiley ElmesLake Oswego, OR50066-69-67=202
4ILEthan FarnamCrystal Lake, IL40069-67-67=203
T5CACameron SiskEl Cajon, CA40072-65-67=204

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54 hole men's college tournament hosted by the University of Arizona. Team and individual competitions, with the best four of five rounds each day comprising the team score.

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