Player: Preston Summerhays

2021-Preston Summerhays
Hometown: Scottsdale Arizona
University: Arizona State University
Area of Study: Communication
Expected Graduation: 2025
Soldier Honored:

2021-22


THE PRESTON SUMMERHAYS FILE ENTERING ASU

  • First-team Rolex Junior All-American

  • Youngest winner of the Sunnehanna Amateur (2020)

  • 2018 and 2019 Utah Amateur champion

  • Competed in the 2020 and 2021 U.S. Open

  • Winner of 2019 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship

  • 2019 United States Junior Presidents Cup team

  • USGA record for 2 rounds of qualifying 65-60


FEATURES/LINKS FOR PRESTON SUMMERHAYS
--How a common-sense training routine increased an elite amateur’s speed by 20 mph (by Zephyr Melton, Golf.com/Aug. 11, 2021)
--Four to flourish:  Preston Summerhays of men’s golf (by Talia Massi, House of Sparky/Juy 29, 2021)
--Desert Made and Desert Proud: Summerhays part of 2021 local fall signees who have some fair (by Marco Salas, TheSunDevils.com/Jan. 12, 2021)
--ASU men's golf signee looks to continue family's legacy on the course (by Leo Tochterman, State Press/Nov. 19, 2020)

QUOTING SUN DEVIL HEAD COACH MATT THURMOND
"Watching Preston develop over the last five-plus years has been so fun for me. We had him in on an unofficial visit five years ago. He's always been a really good golfer, but I don't think I've watched any player improve and develop faster than what Preston has. He works so hard with an unwavering commitment to excellence. He will arrive with a level of golf and competitive experience that you just can't find in an 18-year-old very often. He's comfortable with the best players in the world and he's one of them. There are many parts of his game to love. I think he is already at a PGA-Tour level around the greens. I have seen very few who can chip and pitch like Preston. He has no brake in his game either. When he is [playing] well he will keep going and he can win at any level and shoot very low scores. He has put in the work and he knows he can win any time he plays."


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