Arizona State junior Preston Summerhays has been having an impressive month. He performed well at the Walker Cup, helping the U.S. team to victory at St. Andrews. Additionally, he secured a spot in the Fortinet Championship, a PGA Tour event at Silverado Resort in Napa, California.
To qualify for the Fortinet Championship, Summerhays needed to win the Sahalee Players Championship, the first college event of the fall. He shot a 5-under 67 in the second round and finished the tournament at 5 under for 54 holes. In a playoff against Illinois freshman Max Herendeen, Summerhays emerged as the winner and earned his invitation to the Tour.
While Summerhays earned an individual victory, the team portion of the Sahalee Players Championship was won by Illinois. They finished 1 under at Sahalee Country Club, surpassing the third-ranked Sun Devils by eight shots. Host Washington finished in third place, followed by Arizona, Duke, and co-sixth-place teams Texas and Texas Tech.
Summerhays has previously played in two Tour events this season, including the U.S. Open and the 3M Open. Unfortunately, he missed the cut in both tournaments. Overall, he has five career Tour starts, with one of them being the 2020 U.S. Open.