Downpours Don't Stop Spartans From Climbing Up At Bandon Dunes

Cody Blick, the 36 hole leader, will be looking for his fourth-career win as a Spartan tomorrow.
March 14, 2015

Bandon, Ore. --- Rain poured down for most of Saturday's second round at the Bandon Dunes Championship, but that didn't stop the San José State men's golf team from moving up four spots into a tie for sixth place. It also didn't keep Cody Blick from maintaining his first-round lead, which still stands by one shot.

"This is why we come up here," said Spartans' head coach John Kennaday. "We come here for the extreme conditions and to get this experience. This is how you put a team together and it's part of a player's growth."

The Spartans have a 36-hole team total of 582 (+6), and sit just seven strokes off the lead held by Duke and Missouri at -1.

Blick birdied his 16th hole of the day, the par-four seventh hole, and finshed with consecutive pars to shoot 73 (+1) and maintain his lead by one shot over Washington State's Michael Anderson.

Landon Polterock came through with the lowest score of the day for SJSU, a 1-under 71. It marked an eight-shot turnaround from his 79 yesterday.

"Landon's round happened at a good time," Kennaday said. "The flashes of brilliance are starting to come together and guys are starting to see the fruits of their labor at this point in the season."

Matthew Ashley turned in a 74 in the second round, and Taylor Bromley carded his second 77 of the event. Brett Thawley competed as an individual and shot 79.

The Bandon Dunes Championship, at the 6,830-yard par 72 Bandon Dunes Course will conclude tomorrow with 18 holes beginning with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Heavy rain is expected again for the final round.




T1 -1 Duke 285-290-575
T1 -1 Missouri 285-290-575
3. +1 Saint Mary's (CA) 283-294-577
T4 +3 Washington State 288-291-579
T4 +3 Colorado 286-293-579
T6 +6 UC Davis 281-301-582
T6 +6 San José State 294-288-582
8. +9 Utah Valley 289-296-585
9. +15 Stephen F. Austin 290-301-591
10. +16 Hartford 299-293-592
11. +17 Army 291-302-593
12. +18 Loyola Marymount 292-302-594
13. +19 Gonzaga 296-299-595
14. +22 North Carolina Wilmington 302-296-598
15. +23 Missouri - Kansas City 298-301-599
16. +38 Cal State Northridge 303-311-614


1. -6 Cody Blick (San José State) 65-73-138
2. -5 Michael Anderson (Washington State) 67-72-139
T3 -3 David Kostyal II (North Carolina Wilmongton) 70-71-141
T3 -3 Linus Lilledahl (Missouri) 71-70-141
T3 -3 Alexander Matlari (Duke) 73-68-141


T27 +3 Matthew Ashley 73-74-147
T50 +6 Landon Polterock 79-71-150
T68 +10 Taylor Bromley 77-77-154
T73 +11 Brett Thawley (I) 76-79-155
91. Scott Munger DQ-70