MGOLF: Aztecs fall in match play quarterfinals
MG: SDSU-Cal quarterfinal pairings
MGOLF: Aztecs advance to Elite Eight
MGOLF: Aztecs card second-round 295
MGOLF: 12th After The First Round Of NCAAs
Fall: Returned to the SDSU roster playing as an individual at the Tucker Intercollegiate and with the starting five at The Prestige at PGA West ... Tied for 24th at the Tucker with a 7-over 223 ... Fired a 5-over 219 to tie for 49th at PGA West.
Spring: Had the team's second-lowest stroke average of the spring at 72.00, but that was in only four of the eight total events ... Tied for 15th at the Battle At The Beach in mid-February with a 1-under 212, including a final-round 67 ... Team's No. 2 golfer at the USC Invitational, where he tied for 41st place ... Top finish of the season at the Barona Collegiate Cup, tying for 14th at 2-over 218 ... Did not play in the team's remaining five tournaments.
Fall: Tied for 33rd place at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate and tied for 57th at the Olympia Field/Fighting Illini Invite ... Low round was a 71 in Albuquerque.
Spring: Competed in 22 of the 25 total rounds, recording the third-best stroke average of the spring campaign at 72.86 ... His three, top-five finishes were the most of anyone on the team ... Runner-up at the Arizona Invitational in early February, posting three straight rounds in the 60s to finish at 9-under 204 ... Tied for third at the annual Barona Collegiate Cup in Lakeside, ending up at 7-under 209 ... SDSU's No. 2 finisher at the Callaway Collegiate Match Play, tying for 14th at the 36-hole event ... Had another top-five performance (t-4th) to round out the regular season at the rain-shortened Aggie Invitational in Bryan, Texas ... Final tournament of the year was the Mountain West Conference championships in Tucson, where he tied for 37th place.
Fall: Played three times in the fall campaign, combining for a 72.89 stroke average ... Was in the top 20 in two of those events, including an 18th-place performance at the Turtle Bay Resort Invite.
Spring: Second on the team with a 72.10 stroke average through 10 events ... Posted his first collegiate top-10 finish after tying for seventh at the PING Arizona Intercollegiate with a combined 5-under 208 ... Tied teammate Jamie Puterbaugh for third place at the all-city SDSU Intercollegiate Classic ... Shot a pair of 69s over the final two rounds of the John Burns Intercollegiate to finish in a tie for 10th at 8-under 208 ... Came away with his highest finish as an Aztec at the Fresno State Lexus Classic, tying for first place with a collegiate-best 9-under 207... Also established a new standard during the final round of SDSU's Barona Collegiate Cup, carding a career-low 65 en route to a 17th-place showing of 1-under 215 ... Tied for 11th along with teammate Aaron Goldberg at the Oregon Duck Invitational with a combined 5-over 221 to help the Aztecs capture their third team title of the season ... Was SDSU's top finisher at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational after tying for 14th with a 2-over 213 ... Also posted the Aztecs lowest score at the U.S. Intercollegiate, shooting a 3-over 213 to tie for 13th ... Recorded SDSU's second-lowest score during the final round of the MWC Championships with an even-par 71 ... Tied for 26th at the event with a combined 7-over 220 ... Made par on the first hole of a three-team sudden-death playoff at the NCAA West Regional as the Aztecs carded a combined 2-under par, along with Texas, to earn a spot in the national championships ... finished in a tie for 52nd with his best round of even-par 72 coming in the third round of the NCAA finals ... Won the Southwestern Amateur Championship at the Twin Warriors Golf Club in Santa Ana Pueblo, N.M., by overcoming a three-stroke deficit to finish at 5-under 283 in June ... Reached the semifinals of the 97th California Amateur Championship at Lakeside Golf Club in Toluca Lake, Calif. ... Was a 2008 SCGA match play champion and Cal State amateur stroke play medalist.
Fall: Saw action in all four tournaments in his first semester on Montezuma Mesa ... Began his Aztec career by tying for 19th at the William H. Tucker Invitational after carding a 5-over 221 ... Had both rounds count towards the team score at the rain-shortened Husky Invitational ... Helped the Scarlet and Black capture the team title at the Alister MacKenzie Invitational after shooting a 1-under 212 ... Also competed at the inaugural Sycuan Collegiate Invitational.
High School: Two-year varsity letterwinner at Royal High ... Carded the lowest scoring average in school history with a 71.19 as a senior ... Shot 15 rounds under par and 11 rounds in the 60s ... Recorded five consecutive rounds under par in the postseason .... Named first-team all-Marmonte League and All-Ventura County and LA County Player of the Year ... Earned first-team all-state and all-CIF honors ... Advanced to the state finals as an individual while his team placed second in the state ... Selected first-team all-Marmonte League, All-Ventura County and All-LA County as junior ... Qualified for the U.S. Junior Amateur in 2006 ... Finished second in two AJGA tournaments ... Shot a final round 62 to earn a spot in a playoff at the Bobby Chapman Invitational.
Personal: Born Aug. 11, 1989 ... Son of Richard and Patricia Hoffenberg ... Played varsity football his junior year ... Brother, Danny, competed on the golf team at Fresno State ... Hobbies include going to the beach, working out and watching college football ... Lists Tiger Woods and Floyd Mayweather Jr. as his favorite athletes and the Los Angeles Dodgers as his favorite sports team ... Also recruited by Fresno State, Pepperdine, Long Beach State, San Jose State and Southern Cal.