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Arizona State freshman gets sponsor exemption for WM Phoenix Open


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Arizona State freshman Preston Summerhays can add playing in the Waste Management Phoenix Open to his budding amateur career.

Summerhays was announced Tuesday as the first of five sponsor exemptions invited to the 2022 WM Phoenix Open, which is scheduled to be played February 10-13 at TPC Scottsdale.

Summerhays is the first ASU golfer since Jon Rahm in 2015 to play in the Phoenix Open as an amateur. Rahm finished T-5 in that appearance.

The Scottsdale native has already had an impressive amateur career, competing in the 2020 U.S. Open and 2021 Barbasol Championship. In 2019, Summerhays was the winner of the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship.

This will be Summerhays’ first Tour event playing on a sponsor exemption.

On Monday, Summerhays went 3-1 as Arizona State captured the Copper Cup in a 15-9 defeat over Arizona.



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