Blick Finishes Strong; Spartans Seventh At Golfweek Conference Challenge

Blick has now shot under par in five of his six rounds so far in the 2014 fall season.
Sept. 16, 2014

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Burlington, Iowa --- Cody Blick fired a final-round 68 (-4) and moved into the top-three, while San José State finished in seventh place out of 12 teams at the Golfweek Conference Challenge in Burlington, Iowa. 

 

Blick made seven birdies on the day, five of which came on the back-nine where he came in with a 31. After a couple of bogeys on his 16th and 17th holes, Blick poured in a birdie on the 566-yard par-five fourth hole to end his round. His 68 was a tie for the field's lowest final-round score. After shooting 73-71-68-212 (-4) for the tournament, Blick finished in third place, five strokes off the pace of medalist Stewart Jolly from LSU.

 

As a team, the Spartans shot 299 (+11) in the final round, bringing the 54-hole total to 893 (+29). LSU is this year's team champion with a winning score of 849 (-15).

 

A 74 (+2) for Landon Polterock on Tuesday matched his lowest score in the tournament. He finished in a tie for 27th place, shooting 74-76-74-224 (+8). Scott Munger finished three strokes behind Polterock in a tie for 38th place. Munger went 74-75-78-227 (+11) in his second-career tournament as a Spartan.

 

Michael Grenz, in his first event as a Spartan, finished tied for 49th place shooting 73-81-79-233 (+17). Matthew Ashley shot an 80 (+8) in the final round, bringing his 54-hole score to 241 (+25). He ended up in 58th place.

 

The conclusion of the Golfweek Conference Challenge marks the halfway point of the Spartans' fall series. The team is back in action on October 13-14 at the Alister MacKenzie Invitational in Fairfax, Calif.


TEAM LEADER BOARD

1. -15 LSU 278-281-290-849
2. -4 SMU 287-289-284-860
3. +10 Iowa 286-301-287-874
T4 +21 Oregon State 301-294-290-885
T4 +21 Southeastern Louisiana 295-296-294-885
6. +26 Texas State 295-301-294-890
7. +29 San José State 294-300-299-893
8. +32 Eastern Michigan 293-300-303-896
9. +36 Austin Peay State 299-303-298-900
10. +41 Richmond 307-299-299-905
11. +49 Xavier 298-318-297-913
12. +55 UTEP 304-315-300-919


INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

1. -9 Stewart Jolly (LSU) 67-66-74-207
2. -5 Eric Ricard (LSU) 69-71-71-211
3. -4 Cody Blick (San José State) 73-71-68-212
4. -3 Ben Baxter (SMU) 72-73-68-213
T5 -1 Benjamin Taylor (LSU) 71-72-72-215
T5 -1 Austin Smotherman (SMU) 68-73-74-215
T5 -1 Carson Schaake (Iowa) 71-73-71-215


MORE SJSU RESULTS

T27 +8 Landon Polterock 74-76-74-224
T38 +11 Scott Munger 74-75-78-227
T49 +17 Michael Grenz 73-81-79-233
58. +25 Matthew Ashley 83-78-80-241