March 29, 2014
Stanford, Calif. - Playing a man down and battling rainy weather all day, the San José State men's golf team struggled to its highest team total in a single round in four years, a 313. The Spartans have a 36-hole total of 602 (+42) and are in 18th place at Stanford's The Goodwin tournament.
"We were playing well early on and perhaps were on the easier side of the course before the rain delay," head coach John Kennaday said. "When we came back out, I felt we were pressing and putting to much pressure on ourselves. That along with finishing on the harder side of the course combined to put us where we are. We have some things to examine and discuss tonight and we'll put together a game plan for tomorrow. Hopefully the guys will execute it."
Justin Estrada, in a tie for 26th, is the best-placed Spartan. He is at two-over par (142) after a 75 in the second round. Estrada made the turn at two-over par and was a plus six before a birdie on his 17th hole of the day, the par 3 eighth. It would be his lone birdie in his round.
Marcus Potter was three-over par on the front, four over on the back and signed for a 77. His two round total is 151 (+11) and his is in a tie for 78th place.
Daniel Semmler's lone birdie of the round came on the course's first hole, his 10th of the day. He made the turn at six-over par and finished at nine-over. He is tied for 85th place with a 153 (+13).
Landon Polterock had birdies on the course's 16th and first holes, but finished at 12-over par (82). He is in 89th place at 156 (+16).
The Spartans, competing with four players after Cody Blick withdrew during the first round, are a man short of every other team in the field.
Stanford's Patrick Rodgers continues to lead in the battle for individual medalist. He shot a one-under 69 on Saturday, has a 36-hole total of 132 (-8) and leads Rico Hoey by three strokes. The host Cardinal increased their lead in the team competition from three strokes, after the first round, to six shots after Saturday. Stanford is at 549 (-11) with UCLA in second place at 555 (-5).
In Sunday's final round, the Spartans start on the 10th hole beginning at 9:50 a.m. Fans who can't attend the tournament can follow the action at www.golfstat.com.
Stanford Golf Course, Stanford, Calif.
Par-70, 6,727 yards
1. Stanford - 549 (-11)
2. UCLA - 555 (-5)
3. Oregon - 558 (-2)
4. Washington - 559 (-1)
5. Southern California - 563 (+3)
T6. Saint Mary's - 567 (+7)
T6. UAB - 567 (+7)
T8. Northwestern - 575 (+15)
T8. Fresno State - 575 (+15)
10. Colorado State - 577 (+17)
11. UNLV - 578 (+18)
12. San Diego State - 580 (+20)
13. TCU - 581 (+21)
14. UC Davis - 582 (+22)
15. Loyola Marymount - 583 (+23)
16. San Francisco - 584 (+24)
17. Washington State - 585 (+25)
18. San José State - 602 (+42)
1. Patrick Rodgers (Stanford) 63-69, 132 (-8)
T2. Rico Hoey (Southern California) 66-69, 135 (-5)
T2. Maverick McNealy (Stanford) 66-69, 135 (-5)
4. Brandon McIver (Oregon) 66-70, 136 (-4)
5. Jack Perry (Northwestern) 69-68, 137 (-3)
San José State Results
T26. Justin Estrada 67-75, 142 (+2)
T78. Marcus Potter 74-77, 151 (+11)
T85. Daniel Semmler 74-79, 153 (+13)
89. Landon Polterock 74-82, 156 (+16)
WD Cody Blick