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Historic Round Sees ASU Soar Up Standings

Sep 10, 2022

Scottsdale, Ariz. – Arizona State recorded its best round since at least 1993, carding 257 (65-65-64-63) and catapulted into second with a tournament-best 23-under-par on day two of the 2022 Maui Jim Intercollegiate at The Mirabel Golf ClubASU's four counting scorers only had one bogey in the effort.
"I go back to yesterday," ASU Head Coach Matt Thurmond said. "We got it together on the back-9 yesterday and had a stellar round today. I'm proud of the guys."
Beginning the day in sixth overall and on the 10th
 hole, ASU flew into the top three after just three holes as three different Sun Devils birdied early.

Preston Summerhays continued the positive momentum, firing three-straight birdies on 15, 16 and 17. The run pushed ASU into second overall, their highest placing of the tournament thus far. At the end of the round, Johnston birdied two of his last three holes to join Summerhays at 8-under and in a tie for ninth overall.


However, neither led the Sun Devils on the day. Gabe Salvanera had an extremely resurgent performance, carding a team-best 7-under 63. It was a bogey-free card and he birdied four holes on the back-9 including his final hole. 

"How about a word for Gabe?" Thurmond said. "He came out yesterday and was a little nervous. He got it back today and shot 7-under and is back to even for the tournament. That's a big performance."

Additionally, Jose Ballester punched in the first ASU eagle of the young season on the hole five, his 14th of the day. He shot 6-under 64 to move to 7-under par through the first 36 holes.

The Sun Devils will enter the final round in second overall, a mere two strokes back of tournament leader Auburn. ASU continues to lead the 18-team field on par-3 holes, shooting 9-under par and is in third with 51 birdies over the 36 holes.
In the individual competition, held at Desert Mountain, Outlaw Course, Michael Mjaaseth finished in third overall and one stroke back of first. He shot 14-under par on the par 72 course to tie for the win in his first collegiate Tournament.
The final round of the 2022 Maui Jim Intercollegiate will begin tomorrow morning at The Mirabel Golf Club. Arizona State will tee off in the first group at 7 o'clock.