San José State Men's Golf Finishes Tied For 12th At Amer Ari Invitational

Feb. 3, 2018

Waikoloa, Hawaii ----- The San Jose State University men's golf team finished in a 12th place tie out of 18 teams at the Amer Ari Invitational.

The Spartans finished 54 holes with a three-over par 867 on the par 72, 7,074-yard Waikoloa Kings Course. San Jose State was in sixth place after the first round at six-under par and 11th place after 36 holes.

"We didn't exactly play our best. As the week went on, we held on to our mistakes too long and we put a lot of pressure on ourselves that way," said San Jose State men's golf coach John Kennaday.

Oklahoma State, #2-ranked nationally by GolfStat, had the lowest team score for the second consecutive day to win the tournament with an 817 total. Ten of the top-50 teams and seven top-20 squads were at the Amer Ari Invitational and all of them finished ahead of the remaining eight lower ranked teams.

#14-ranked Texas Tech was second at 834 and #19-ranked Southern California was third at 837.

Kevin Velo was the top Spartan finisher at one-under par 215 after a final round 74. He tied for 41st place in the 114-player field. Sean Yu matched par for the tournament at 216 with his third round 74.

Matthew Murray posted the best San Jose State score for the final 18 holes with a one-over 73. Murray's scores improved each day and he finished tied for 81st place at eight-over par 224.


 

 

"We got a lot out of this tournament that may not show on the leaderboard. We were given the opportunity to play against the best. It gave us a really good view of what we have to work on. One thing we must do is we must develop shorter memories and keep our eyes looking forward," added the Spartans coach.

San Jose State's next tournament is the Southwestern Intercollegiate, February 26 & 27, at the North Ranch Country Club Course in Westlake Village, Calif.

San Jose State University men's golf

Amer Ari Invitational

Waikoloa Kings Course, Waikoloa, Hawaii

7,074 yards, par 72

February 3, 2018

Final 54-hole results
Team scores
1. Oklahoma State
817
2. Texas Tech
834
3. Southern California
837
4. Texas
841
5. Auburn
842
Georgia Tech
842
TCU
842
8. Oregon
846
9. Arizona State
848
10. Stanford
852
11. Colorado
853
12. San Jose State
867
UC Davis
867
14. Osaki Gakuin
871
15. Oregon State
876
16. Pacific
900
17. Hawaii-Hilo
907
18. Hawaii
921
Individual Leaders
1. Justin Suh, USC
69-66-68-203
2. Viktor Hovland, Oklahoma State
72-67-65-204
Matthew Wolff, Oklahoma State
69-67-69-204
4. Kaito Onishi, USC
69-67-69-205
Hayden Wood, Oklahoma State
69-65-71-205
San Jose State University scores
41. Kevin Velo
69-72-74-215
47. Sean Yu 70-72-74-216
51. Sean Talmadge
71-71-75-217
72. Ben Campbell
72-74-75-221
81. Matthew Murray
77-74-73-224
81. Vijay Srinivasan (ind.)
76-74-74-224
Ind. - played as an individual