Waikoloa, Hawaii----- For San Jose State University, the second-round of the Amer Ari Invitational men's golf tournament hovered around par the entire day. No player was more than one-under and no player was more than three-over par on the 7,074-yard Waikoloa Kings Golf Course.
The result was a one-over par 289 team score and a tie for 11th place at five-under par 571. Oklahoma State, #2-nationally according to GolfStat and second after 18 holes, blistered the course with a 21-under par 267 for a 547 total and a nine-stroke lead.
Georgia Tech and Texas Tech are tied for second at 556. Southern California and first-round leader Texas are tied for fourth at 558.
"We got a little ahead of ourselves. We didn't have our best day out there today. We focus well when we focus on the process. We need to get back into the process tomorrow," said San Jose State head coach John Kennaday whose team is facing seven of the top-20 teams in the country according to GolfStat.
"I was happy with the way our guys fought. They hung in there today."
Junior Kevin Velo is the top Spartan after 36 holes. After an even par 72, he is at three-under 141 and tied for 23rd place. Sean Yu also matched par and is tied with teammate Sean Talmadge and six others for 32nd at 142. Talmadge was the only San Jose State player under par in the second round with a one-under 71.
Oklahoma State's Hayden Wood fired a seven=par 65 and vaulted to the top of the leaderboard with a 134 total for 36 holes. Southern California's Justin Suh is in second place at 135 after a 66.
The 54-hole tournament concludes with 18 holes on Saturday, February 3.
San Jose State University men's golf
Amer Ari Invitational
Waikoloa Kings Course, Waikoloa, Hawaii
Par 72, 7,074 yards
Oklahoma State 547
Georgia Tech 556
Texas Tech 556
Southern California 558
Arizona State 568
San Jose State 571
UC Davis 572
Osaka Gakuin 582
Oregon State 589
Hawaii Hilo 593
1. Hayden Wood, Oklahoma State 69-65-134
2. Justin Suh, USC 69-66-135
3. Kaito Onishi, USC 69-67-136
Spencer Soosman, Texas 68-68-136
Matthew Wolff, Oklahoma State 69-67-136
Donald Kay, Oregon 68-68-136
Noah Norton, Georgia Tech 69-67-136
Adam Blomme, Texas Tech 68-68-136
San Jose State scores
23. Kevin Velo 69-72-141
32. Sean Talmadge 71-71-142
32. Sean Yu 70-72-142
63. Ben Campbell 72-74-146
97. Matthew Murray 77-74-151
90. Vijay Srinivasan 76-74-150