ASU Cards Lowest 3-Round Tournament Score Ever at Maui Jim Intercollegiate
Scottsdale, Ariz. – Arizona State carded its lowest three-round tournament score in program history with an 800 (271-257-272), marking just the seventh time that the Sun Devils were at least 40-under par in a three-round tournament. ASU was paced by a 12-under performance from Ryggs Johnston, fourth overall, as the Sun Devils wrapped up the 2022 Maui Jim Intercollegiate with a runner-up finish Sunday afternoon.
ASU's previous best three-round tournament best score came at the 2019 Maui Jim Intercollegiate, carding a 38-under par, 802.
In the three-round, two-day individual contest held at the Desert Mountain, Outlaw Course, ASU was just as spectacular. Freshman Michael Mjaaseth carded a 14-under par 72 (66-69-67) to tie for the win in his first appearance as a Sun Devil. Kiko Coelho was 4-under par on the course, just missing out on a spot in the top 10.
The Sun Devils had an extraordinary weekend. On top of the overall team card, Gabe Salvanera fired a 7-under 63 Saturday, tied for the fourth lowest round in program history. The 257 overall team card Saturday was also Arizona States' best ever.
The defending champions, ASU entered Sunday two strokes back of eventual-winners Auburn. The Sun Devils jumped into the lead after the front 9 with a birdie by Ryggs Johnston in the last ASU group to snatch the lead for the first time all tournament. He was aided by four birdies in the first nine holes by Salvanera.
ASU saw five-straight birdies to end the round for Johnston. Additionally, all five Sun Devils had at least one birdie on the last three holes. They finished 8-under par for Sunday's third round. ASU was also second in the 18-team field with 75 birdies and paced the pack on par-3 holes, carding a cumulative 7-under.
I thought we had a really good tournament," Head Coach Matt Thurmond said. "It's an awesome field. 40-under isn't too bad. We put ourselves in position and you have to be happy about that. We didn't give it away, they took it."
ASU hits the road for the first time this season next weekend for the Fighting Illini Invitational in Olympia Fields, Illinois.
MAUI JIM INTERCOLLEGIATE
MIRABEL GOLF CLUB
(PAR 70/7,118 YARDS)
18 TEAMS/90 PLAYERS
FINAL TEAM SCORES
Arizona State 271-257-272=800/-40
Florida State 270-261-274=805/-35
Georgia Tech 275-267-264=806/-34
San Diego State 277-261-278=816/-24
Wake Forest 272-278-271=821/-19
New Mexico 274-272-287=833/-7
East Tennessee St. 280-278-277=835/-5
Georgia State 282-274-285=841/+1
NC State 284-278-293=855/+15
SUN DEVILS AND LEADERS
1.Caleb Surratt, Tennessee 64-63-65=192/-18
T5. Ryggs Johnston 67-65-66=198/-12
T13. Preston Summerhays 67-65-70=202/-8
T17. Jose Luis Ballester 69-64-70=203/-7
T24. Luke Potter 68-67-70=205/-5
T29. Gabe Salvanera 77-63-66=206/-4
MAUI JIM INDIVIDUAL
DESERT MOUNTAIN OUTLAW COURSE
(PAR 72/7, 107 YARDS)
T1. Michael Mjaaseth 66-69-67=202/-14
T12. Kiko Coelho 71-72-68=211/-5