2018 Tournament Participant Profile

Alex del Rey Arizona State


—Earned the 2018 Eisenhower Trophy in Ireland with a 23-under 267, joining Jon Rahm (2014) as Sun Devil to take home individual honors at the World Team Amateur.

—In 2017-18 he earned All-Pac-12 first-team honors after a solid sophomore season and then earned PING All-West Region honors.

—First collegiate title was Sept. 22-24 at the Maui Jim Intercollegiate held at Desert Forest Golf Club in Carefree, Ariz.

—Posted four top-10 finishes and had a 70.89 stroke average in 12 tournaments and had 12 rounds in the 60s in sophomore season.

—Had two top-10 finishes in this freshman season at the NIT in Tucons (tied for eighth) and at the NCAA Austin Regional (tied for fifth) as he posted a 72.14 stroke average in 2016-17.

—In his own words “strengths are his long hitter and good putter, but not hitting enough fairways.”

—Two-time Spanish National Champion (U16/18).

—Born in February of 1998, father played professional soccer in Spain.

—Twice been a member (2013/14) of a silver medal Spanish national team in the European Young Masters.

—Winner of the prestigious Barritz Cup in 2014, he also medaled at the Locaste Promesas and Miguel Angel Jimenez Championships.

—An accomplished junior golfer on the Spanish circuit, he has been a member of the Spanish national team since the age of 14.

—The nickname Nino seems to have stuck. Has enjoyed regional action in each of his first two seasons.

Bandon Dunes Championship (March 11-13, 2018) 66-72-71=209/-4/T-9 (83)
Amer Ari Invitational (Feb. 1-3, 2018) 71-68-68=207/-9/T-9 (114)
Maui Jim Intercollegiate (Sept. 22-24, 2017) 73-68-65=206/-10/Medalist
Gopher Invitational (Sept. 10-11, 2017) 71-67-70=208/-5/4 (87)
2017 NCAA Austin Regional 71-71-68=210/-3/T-5
2017 National Invitational 69-66-75=210/-6/T-8

Gopher Invitational (Sept. 10-11, 2017) 71-67-70=208/-5/4 (87)
Maui Jim Intercollegiate (Sept. 22-24, 2017) 73-68-65=206/-10/Medalist
Alister MacKenzie Invitational (Oct. 9-10) 73-68-68=209/-4/T-19 (88)
Tavistock Collegiate Invitational (Oct. 22-24, 2017) 76-74-73=223/+ 7/T-48 (90)
Amer Ari Invitational (Feb. 1-3, 2018) 71-68-68=207/-9/T-9 (114)
National Invitational Tournament (Feb. 25-26, 2018) 73-67-DQ (92)
Querencia Cabo Collegiate (March 4-6, 2018) 71-68-77=216/+ 3/T-20 (80)
Bandon Dunes Championship (March 11-13, 2018) 66-72-71=209/-4/T-9 (83)
The Goodwin (March 29-31, 2018) 74-70-73=217/+ 4/T-47 (135)
Pac-12 Championship (April 23-25, 2018) 73-71-67-70=281/-3/T-16 (72)
NCAA Raleigh Regional (May 14-16, 2018) 71-75-65=211/-2/T-26 (75)
NCAA Championship (May 25-30, 2018) 72-72-77-75=296/+ 8/T-41 (156)

OFCC/Fighting Illini Invite 76-70-73=219/+ 9/T-29
Alister MacKenzie Invitational 68-76-70=214/+ 1/T-48
Tavistock Collegiate 71-79-70=220/+ 4/T-23
Princeville Invitational 72-68-76=216/E/T-22
Amer Ari Invitational 74-70-67=211/-5/T-22
National Invitational 69-66-75=210/-6/T-8
Southern Highlands Collegiate 75-74-76=225/+ 9/T-42
ASU Thunderbird Invitational 74-69-70=213/E/T-27
Western Intercollegiate 70-66-77=213/+ 3/T-11
Pac-12 Championship 75-81-69=225/+ 15/T-52
NCAA Austin Regional 71-71-68=210/-3/T-5
NCAA Championship 73-72-70-78=293/+ 5/T-39

To save the world, I have to hit a great golf shot. I am using my: driver
If I could go back in time and go to one iconic sporting event, it would be: 2002 Champions League, Zidane’s volley to win tournament against Bayem.
One Sun Devil athlete (any sport from any era) I wish I could watch compete: 2003 NCAA Champion and Alejandro Cañizares.
The main reason I picked ASU: The amount of Spanish players that have had succeeded in this university after being here.
Favorite course: TPC Sawgrass
Favorite pro golfer: Tiger Woods
Major I most want to win: British Open
What I like best about my hometown: I love the food and how many different nice places you can visit in Madrid.
The course I wish I could play: Augusta National
Three golfers that I want to play a round with: Rickie Fowler, Tiger Woods, Paige Spiranac
Three non-PGA guys that I want to play a round with: Michael Phelps, Gareth Bale, Ben Stiller.
If I was an MLB player, my walk-up song would be: Hall of Fame, The Script ft (Will.i.am)
On my pizza I get: Cheese, bacon, chicken, fried egg
One place I must visit: Australia and New Zealand
A favorite quote of mine: Winners train while losers complain.
If I could have dinner with any person from any era, it would be: Nelson Mandela
My favorite form of exercise is: Climbing
Besides golf, my favorite sport is: As a good European I like soccer
Most played song on my iPod: Amor Bandido (La mafia del Amor)
Three words to describe me: Sleep, hard worker (just on golf), Spaniard (that´s all you need)
I hate this chore: Washing the dishes
The biggest influence on my life: Mom and Dad, they have taught me the right path trough life and my values.
Favorite TV show: Game of Thrones
Best round of my life: 64 (-8)
Rickie or Rory: Rickie and his flow
Augusta or Pebble Beach: Augusta