After falling to Oklahoma in semifinal play at the NCAA championship tournament, the Arizona State Men’s golf team is hungry for more this upcoming season.
David Puig is one of many returners who will continue to make a big impact for the Sun Devils.
The rising junior from La Garriga, Spain participated in the 2021 Arnold Palmer Cup in June representing the International team. Puig went 3-1 in the tournament, but the International team as a whole lost 33-27.
This past season Puig was a semifinalist for the Ben Hogan Award February Golfer of the Month and Pac-12 men’s golfer of the month for January/February. He was also awarded Pac-12 Newcomer of the year.
Puig is ranked 13 overall, according to the World Amateur Golf Rankings. He was also named second-team All-American by Golfweek.
He won two individual back-to-back tournaments this season, The Southwestern Invitational and Copper Cup, being the first Sun Devil to do so since Jared du Toit in 2017.
At one point, Puig was chasing Phil Mickelson’s record — to win a third consecutive individual victory at The Prestige in Palm Desert, California. Puig fell short, but next season is just around the corner.
With more practice and experience this offseason, Puig could reach that record and continue to be a threat on the course this season.