Hastings of San Diego State, Auburn Claim Titles at Maui Jim Invitational

Justin Hastings of San Diego State claimed the individual title by one stroke and helped the Aztecs finish third as Auburn captured the team championship by 11 shots in the Maui Jim Invitational at Mirabel Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Hastings (pictured), a junior from the Cayman Islands who won the 2022 UC San Diego Invitational, earned his second college victory with a score of 62-65-68—195, 18-under-par, while Joseph Lloyd of Fresno State shot 66-64-66—196 to tie for second with Jackson Koivun of Auburn, who finished at 65-66-65—196.

With the victory, Hastings earned an exemption into a 2024-25 Korn Ferry Tour season event to be determined.

Hastings’ winning score of 195 set a San Diego State record for 54 holes, beating the 197 posted by Dylan Pyama in the 2023 Mountain West Championship, and Alex Kang’s 197 at the 2010 Alister MacKenzie Invitational.

Zach Kingsland of SMU was fourth at 65-65-67—217, followed by Matthew Sutherland of Fresno State at 67-64-67—198, Matthew Watkins of New Mexico at 68-66-65—199 and J.M. Butler of Auburn at 67-66-67==200.

Shea Lague of San Diego State totaled 65-63-73—201 to tie for eighth with Brendan Valdes of Auburn, who finished at 65-68-68—201, and Neal Shipley of Ohio State, who wound up at 66-64-71—201.

Caden Fiorini of UNLV and La Jolla shot 65-67-71—203 and wound up in a tie for 13th that included Justin Biwer of Colorado and San Diego, who finished at 67-67-69—203, and Owen Avrit of Oregon and Arroyo Grande, who came in at 67-63-73—203.

Nolan Forsman led Santa Clara at 69-72-70—211 in a tie for 42nd that included his Broncos teammate, Calder Overfelt, who wound up at 70-69-72—211.  

Auburn led virtually all the way while winning the Maui Jim Intercollegiate for the second straight year with a score of 260-267-269—796, 56-under-par, while Fresno State was second at 273-263-271—807, followed by San Diego State at 263-266-280—809, Ohio State at 275-267-273—815 and SMU at 266-271-283—820.

Oregon totaled 274-273-274—821 to tie for sixth with New Mexico, which finished at 277-273- 271—821, while UNLV was seventh at 280-269-286—835, followed by Arkansas-Little Rock at 279-275-282—836, and Missouri at 284-273-282—839.

Santa Clara finished 14th at 279-285-282—846.

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