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#SunDevilMoments First Round: Rahm wins second Ben Hogan Award vs. Hockey wins first DI game

Our final first round matchup is upon us. Today we have Arizona State golfer Jon Rahm going up against a historical win for the Sun Devil hockey team.

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We have reached the final matchup of the first round of our #SunDevilMoments series, where we get to see a pair of historical feats pitted against each other. Let's take a look at how the bracket stands at the moment.

(Note: Hingst's no-hitter is currently leading Ballage's trucking of Tyree Robinson. Voting is still open in that matchup until Noon today).

#SunDevilMoments First Round - Seed No. 6: Rahm wins Hogan award vs. Seed No. 11: Hockey gets first Division I win

#SunDevilMoments Seed No. 6: Jon Rahm wins second straight Ben Hogan Award

It's tough to top winning one Ben Hogan Award, which is awarded annually to college golf's top individual golfer.

Arizona State's Jon Rahm managed to do it, however, taking home the prize for a second consecutive year this past May. The Sun Devil senior is the first golfer to ever accomplish that feat, showing just how challenging and rare it is to play at that kind of level for two straight seasons.

Rahm did it by shining individually week in and week out for the maroon and gold, not once finishing outside the top 10 in any of the 13 tournaments he competed in. He took home four individual wins throughout the season, while also finishing inside the top three on three other occasions.

His 11 victories rank second in program history behind Phil Mickelson (16).

Rahm seemed to shift into a second gear as the middle of February rolled around for Arizona State. He led the Sun Devils to a second place finish (and a T3 individually) in The Prestige tournament in La Quinta, California, then posted three consecutive top fives in his next three events, including a win at his home course in the Thunderbird Invitational in Tempe.

Postseason play began in April at the Pac-12 Championships in Salt Lake City, where Rahm won another individual title while also helping his team clinch a spot in the NCAA Tournament. His -12 finish was four shots clear of the next closest competitor that weekend at The Country Club.

Rahm finished first for his second straight event two weeks later in the NCAA Regionals, sewing up a spot for both him and the rest of his team in the NCAA Championships. While competing with the rest of the best players and teams across the country at the national title in Eugene, Oregon, Rahm rolled in a birdie putt on the 72nd hole of the event to finish in a tie for third among all individual competitors.

Unfortunately for the Sun Devils, his performance was not enough to send his team into the quarterfinals of the tournament. Tim Mickelson's team finished in ninth place, just one spot out of the cut to compete in the match play portion of the event.

Still, Rahm and the rest of the Arizona State golf team had a very successful season, having a shot to win in nearly every event it competed in. Sun Devil fans can watch Rahm compete in next week's U.S. Open in Oakmont, Pennsylvania, which is slated to be his last event as an amateur.


#SunDevilMoments Seed No. 11: Hockey gets first Division I win

It was a season full of firsts for the Arizona State hockey team. The Sun Devils, playing a hybrid schedule in 2015-2016 filled with ACHA teams along with Division I programs, played some of the top hockey teams in the nation including Quinnipiac, Wisconsin and Yale.

One of the shining moment for ASU during their first season as a Division I hockey program came on October 10, 2015, when the Sun Devils picked up their first victory as a Division I program in just their second game of the season.

After demolishing the Arizona Wildcats, ASU took a trip north for two games in Alaska. After losing the first game in overtime to Alaska Anchorage, the Sun Devils took down Alaska Fairbanks 2-1 for their first official victory as a Division I program (ACHA games counted as exhibitions).

Like with many games this season for the ASU hockey team, their victory over Fairbanks was filled with drama. The game was seemingly headed to overtime, with the two teams tied at one with less than a minute to play.

That was when Ryan Belonger took a pass from Jordan Masters and put the puck between the pipes on a breakaway with 34 seconds on the clock to give ASU a 2-1 lead.

The Sun Devils trailed 1-0 after the first period and tied the game up at the 1:13 mark of the second period on a goal by senior forward Garrett Peterson.

Freshman goaltender Ryland Pashovitz saved 37 shots for the Sun Devils in the victory.