Kimberley’s du Toit And His ASU Sun Devils Advance To NCAA Championships

Jared du Toit Is Not Going To Go Gently Into That Good Night Of His College Golf Career As He And His ASU Sun Devils Have Qualified For The NCAA Championship Tourney - Golf Canada Image

By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

Jared du Toit’s collegiate career isn’t over just yet. Du Toit and his Arizona State University Sun Devils advanced to the NCAA Championship tourney on Wednesday with a fifth-place finish at their NCAA regional site in Austin, Tex.

Du Toit, the 2015 B.C. Amateur champion from Kimberley who is Canada’s top-ranked amateur, shot a three-under 68 Wednesday at the University of Texas Golf Club to help the Sun Devils finish fifth.

The top five teams from each regional site advanced to the NCAA Championships, which go May 26-31 at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill.. Arizona State finished the 54-hole regional tourney with a team score of seven-over par.

That was four strokes better than sixth-placed Wake Forest. Oklahoma State won the Austin regional with a score of 13-under par. Du Toit, who is completing his senior year at ASU and expected to turn pro soon, finished the individual competition tied for 10th spot at two-under par.

Nick Voke of Iowa State won the individual title by five shots with a score of 14-under. Voke carded a 10-under 61 in Wednesday’s closing round.

At another regional tourney in Sammamish, Wash., Coquitlam’s Henry Lee and the University of Washington Huskies failed to advance. The Huskies finished in seventh spot at 17-over par, six shots out of the top five. Lee shots rounds of 75, 73 and 74 to finish his regional tourney at nine-over par and tied for 34th place.