Feb. 6, 2014
Waikoloa, Hawai'i - The San Jose State men's golf team made the turn at five-under par and was as high up the leaderboard as second place in the first round of the 24th Amer Ari Invitational, but the team struggled on the way in finishing at two-over par (290).
"We played well for 12 or 13 holes and I thought we were going to have a day," head coach John Kennaday said after the round. "We struggled on the way in. I know this is going to strange, but I like what we are doing. We certainly have some things to work on but we are close playing very well. It just hasn't clicked for us yet."
Sophomore Cody Blick, starting on the 13th hole of the par 72, 7,040-yard Kings Course, recorded seven pars before back-to-back birdies and a par on his ninth hole got him to the turn at two-under. He had three more birdies and a bogey through his first six holes on the backside, but a double bogey and bogey on his 16th and 17th left him at one under. A finished with a birdie on the 12th, his 18th hole of the day, and he carded a two-under 70. Blick is in a tie for 32nd place.
Felix Möesmang, a junior from Munich, Germany, also reached his ninth hole at two-under par. He bogeyed his first hole, the par 3 15th, but carded birdies on his second, sixth and ninth holes. On his inward nine, he recorded seven par, but a pair of bogeys, on the 10th and 11th, his 13th and 14th holes of the day, got him to the clubhouse at even-par 72 and in a tie for 63rd place.
Freshman Marcus Potter had a pair of birdies and a bogey on his outward nine. Three birdies on the backside couldn't offset a double and triple bogey and Potter finished at one-over 73. He is tied for 77th place
Daniel Semmler, a senior from Belmont, Calif., carded his only birdie on the fourth hole, his 10th hole of the round. He had two bogeys on each side and reached the clubhouse with a 75 (+3).
Landon Polterock recorded four birdies on the outward nine and was three-under at the turn, but dropped six strokes on the way in and is at three-over par (75). The junior out of Fresno, Calif., and Semmler are tied for 100th place.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys completed round one in first place at 17-under. Thomas Lim, of Oregon, is the low individual. He has a one-stroke lead and finished at eight-under (64).
24th Amer Ari Invitational
Kings Course, Waikoloa, Hawai'i
Par 72 - 7,040 yards
1. Oklahoma State - 271 (-17)
2. TCU - 272, (-16)
3. Southern California - 273 (-15)
T4. Texas - 274 (-14)
T4. Auburn - 274 (-14)
6. Oregon - 276 (-12)
7. Texas Tech - 278 (-10)
T8. Hawai'i-Hilo - 279 (-9)
T8. Hawai'i - 279 (-9)
T10.Arizona State - 280 (-8)
T10. Washington - 280 (-8)
12. Stanford - 281 (-7)
13. UCLA - 283 (-5)
14. Oregon State - 285 (-3)
T15. Georgia Tech - 286 (-2)
T15. Osaka Gakuin Univeristy - 286 (-2)
17. Colorado - 287 (-1)
T18. San Jose State - 290 (+2)
T18. UC Davis - 290 (+2)
20. CSU Monterey Bay - 295 (+7)
1. Thomas Lin (ORE) - 64 (-8)
2. Rico Hoey (USC) - 65 (-7)
T3. Chelso Barrett (TCU) - 66 (-6)
T3. Wyndham Clark (OKST) - 66 (-6)
T3. Ian Davis (OKST) - 66 (-6)
T3. Jeffrey Kang (USC) - 66 (-6)
San José State Results
T32. Cody Blick - 70 (-2)
T63. Felix Möesmang - 73 (+1)
T77. Marcus Potter - 73 (+1)
T100. Daniel Semmler - 75 (+3)
T100. Landon Polterock - 75 (+3)