Arizona State men’s golf honored with four American picks

Arizona State men’s golf earned multiple All-American honors for the second year in a row after a magical season that came close to a title.

On Tuesday, the Golf Coaches Association of America released its list of student-athletes deemed worthy of being called All-Americans. Among them were four students from the Arizona State men’s golf team.

Mason Andersen senior was named to the second team while Josele Ballester, Cameron Sisk and David Puig were found on the honorable mentions list.

Andersen had an incredibly impressive senior season with five top-10 finishes in tournaments throughout the season. He also had a great run through the NCAA Championship Tournament beating opponents Oklahoma and Pepperdine before eventually beating Cole Hammer of the University of Texas in the title game to give ASU a chance to win. the trophy.

Ballester performed well in the Pac-12 Championships, finishing fourth. Puig had another impressive season and ended with an 11th-place finish at the NCAA Championships, which included a victory over Longhorn opponent Mason Nome in the title game.

ASU golf also had four winners in 2021, including Puig and Sisk. It will be the second such award for Puig and the third for Sisk who was named in the third team in 2020.

These awards cap off a magical season for Arizona State men’s golf as it raced through to the national title game against Texas and hoped to add a third national championship to its trophy room.

Unfortunately, Texas beat the Sun Devils in a 3-2 game after James Leow, Preston Summerhays and Cameron Sisk lost their games against the Longhorns.

It was the program’s best finish since 1996 and while the loss was disappointing, it’s still a great time to celebrate the accomplishments of one of Arizona State’s top men’s golf teams in recent history. Come on sun devils!