Player: Ian Maspat
University: Pepperdine University
Graduation Year: 2025
Area of Study: Communication
Soldier Honored: Patrick Dunn
PEPPERDINE 2021-22: Appeared in 21 rounds as a freshman and posted a 72.95 scoring average ... Won the individual tournament at The Prestige with a 6-under 210 (68-74-68), good for a five-shot victory ... First career round was a 3-under 69 at the Southwestern Invitational ... Best round was a 5-under 67 at the Southern Highlands Collegiate ... Had eight under-par rounds in all ... Was in the lineup for three of his seven tournaments.
AMATEUR/JUNIOR GOLF: Rated as one of the top 10 players in the class of 2021 at one point in the Golfweek Junior Rankings ... Also ranked as high as 24th on the Junior Golf Scoreboard ... A 2019 AJGA Junior All-Star selection ... Junior golf victories included the 2019 Brendan Steele Junior All-Star Championship (AJGA), the 2019 ClubCorp Mission Hills Desert Junior (AJGA), the 2018 Enagic Junior Championship (AJGA), the 2018 Corey Pavin Invitational (Toyota Tour Cup), the 2018 Golden State Tour Junior (SDJGA), the 2018 Billy Casper Memorial (SDJGA) and the 2017 International Junior Golf Championship (FCG) ... Finished ninth at the 2019 IMG Academy Junior World Championship ... Named the San Diego Junior Golf Association's Player of the Year in 2012 as a U-8.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Scripps Ranch High School, located in San Diego, Calif., in 2021 ... Also attended Classical Academy as a sophomore and junior ... Tied for eighth place at the 2019 CIF State Championship as a sophomore ... Named to the CIF All-San Diego Section second team ... Helped Classical Academy win the San Diego Section Division III team championship, the first in school history ... Was the city conference stroke and match play champion as a freshman.
PERSONAL: Majoring in communication studies ... Born in San Diego, Calif. ... Son of Edwin and Jemelle Maspat ... Has three siblings: Kyle, Jacob and Aiden ... His brother Kyle plays golf at California ... Chose Pepperdine because “I want to be part of a competitive team with great coaches and a strong athletic program that will help improve my game and prepare me to play at the next level. The campus is beautiful and it is close to home."
FAVORITES: Enjoys playing basketball, surfing and working out ... Favorites include Collin Morikawa (pro golfer), The Old Course at St. Andrews (golf course), Every Shot Counts (book), Amateur (movie), The Office (TV show), Don Toliver (musical artist), mom’s spaghetti (food) and basketball (sport other than golf) ... Favorite things about golf are “the competition and how peaceful it is when you are practicing or playing a round by yourself.”