NOW PLAYING: Arizona State Thunderbird Invitational
12 Apr 2024
by Justin Golba of

see also: View results for ASU Thunderbird Invite, Papago Golf Course, Preston Summerhays Rankings

The Arizona State Thunderbird Invitational is back at the iconic Papago Golf Course in Phoenix, Ariz. The tournament will take place from April 12 to April 13, with the teams playing 36 holes on the first day and 18 holes on the second day. 

Papago Golf Course plays to a par 71 and 7,551 yards in the tournament.

Some of the top teams and players will head to Phoenix to tee it up and get ready for one of their final tournaments before conference tournaments and the postseason begins later this month. 

Host school Arizona State and Preston Summerhays will look to defend its titles from 2023. 

2024 TEAMS

Arizona State
Texas Tech
New Mexico
Oklahoma State
Washington State
Oregon State
San Francisco


Wenyi Ding of Arizona State leads the players in the field, currently ranked No. 8 in the Golfweek/ World Rankings. Preston Summerhays is ranked No. 13, while Drew Goodman of Oklahoma is ranked No. 22 to lead the Sooners. 

Santiago De La Fuente of Houston is ranked No. 38, but he will miss this tournament to participate in the 88th Masters Tournament.

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Arizona State and Preston Summerhays took the team and individual titles last year at Papago Golf Club. After rounds of 66-68-66 to finish at 13-under, Summerhays claimed medalist honors by four shots over a trio of Arizona Wildcats, Chase Sienkiewicz, Sam Sommerhauser, and Zach Pollo, who was playing as an individual. Summerhays joins a list of past Thunderbird champions that includes Jon Rahm, Phil Mickelson, Paul Casey, Steve Jones.

Arizona State, Preston Summerhays claim ASU Thunderbird titles

Arizona State trailed by seven shots heading into the back nine, but mounted a fuoris comenack, including two birdies on the final two holes to secure the team win by one shot over Arizona. The team made 15 birdies on the final nine holes to catch their rival Wildcats. 


Nestled in the heart of Papago Park, surrounded by the Arizona desert's natural beauty and framed by the stunning Papago Buttes, Papago is a golfing haven in Arizona just under two miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Conveniently situated where Phoenix, Tempe, and Scottsdale meet, it's a prime spot for golf enthusiasts. The course was created by William Francis (Billy) Bell, the genius behind San Diego's famed Torrey Pines.

Arizona State Athletics contributed to this report

Results: ASU Thunderbird Invite
1AZPreston SummerhaysScottsdale, AZ70067-66-68=201
2MTRyggs JohnstonLibby, MT50068-69-66=203
T3SpainPablo ErenoSpain40070-67-67=204
T3ChinaWenyi DingChina40069-67-68=204
T5FranceBastien AmatFrance40066-72-67=205

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ABOUT THE ASU Thunderbird Invite

54 hole men's college tournament hosted by Arizona State University. Team (best four scores out of five players each round) and individual competitions.

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