Men’s Golf 11th After Two Rounds At Golfweek Conference Challenge

Senior Cody Blick shot his second career round of 65 on Saturday.
Sept. 26, 2015

BURLINGTON, Iowa – San José State men’s golfer Cody Blick shot a bogey free seven-under 65 (72-65-137) in the second round of the Golfweek Conference Challenge, good for second place on the player leader board. Blick is four shots behind the leader, Raymond Knoll from the University of Iowa, who is at 11-under par.

“Cody’s been working really hard on his game and we’re seeing the progress from it. It’s a good sign. We still have 18 holes left but he had a good round and put himself in contention” said Spartans head coach John Kennaday.

Despite Blick’s efforts, the Spartans squad fell two spots down from the first round and currently sits in 11th place after shooting four-over 292. The Spartans are 11-over (295-292-587) as a team in the first two rounds of the 54-hole tournament at the par-72, 7,223 yard Spirit Hollow golf course.

“We can’t have 78s in our scorecard. We can’t compete that way. Its hard to swallow such scores in such a good tournament as I need to coach them better,” said Kennaday.

Sophomore Scott Munger, who was the low man for the Spartans in round one shooting a 70, carded a six-over 78 today after a steady start where he was even-par through the first eight holes. Munger is currently tied for 39th at four-over par (70-78-148).

First year Spartan Matthew Murray had the second best score among the Spartans in round two, shooting a two-over 74, including going one-under on the back-nine. Murray sits tied for 54th place at seven-over par (77-74-151).

Sophomore Matthew Ashley (79-75-154) and senior Taylor Bromley (76-78-154) are both at +10, tied for 64th place.

HAWKEYES ALSO ATOP THE TEAM LEADER BOARD

In round one, North Carolina State opened the Golfweek Conference Challenge with a 19-under par 269 to open a 12-shot lead. However, tournament host University of Iowa Hawkeyes shot 15-under 273 in the second round to overtake NC State. Iowa is currently 19-under par (284-273-557) and NC State is 12-under (269-295-564).

The Golfweek Conference Challenge concludes on Sunday with one final round beginning with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. CT. Fans can follow all of the round three action with live scoring updates provided by Golfstat.


 

 

Golfweek Conference Challenge

Spirit Hollow Golf Course, Burlington, Iowa

Par 72, 7,223-yards

September 25-26, 2015

TEAM STANDINGS

POS

SCHOOL

TO PAR

RD1-RD2-TOTAL

1.

Iowa

-19

284-273-557

2.

North Carolina State

-12

269-295-564

3.

Kansas State

-7

290-279-569

4.

Idaho

-6

293-277-570

5.

SMU

-3

289-284-573

6.

Charleston Southern

-2

281-293-574

7.

VCU

E

290-286-576

8.

Eastern Michigan

+3

292-287-579

T9.

Long Beach State

+8

295-289-584

T9.

LSU

+8

298-286-584

11.

San José State

+11

295-292-587

12.

Army

+19

304-291-595

13.

Pacific

+25

310-291-601

14.

Southern Illinois

+26

300-302-602

15.

Furman

+28

309-295-604

INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS

POS

PLAYER, SCHOOL

TO PAR

RD1-RD2-TOTAL

1.

Raymond Knoll, Iowa

-11

66-67-133

2.

Cody Blick, San José State

-7

72-65-137

T3.

Brett White, Eastern Michigan

-6

68-70-138

T3.

Austin James, Charleston Southern

-6

66-72-138

T5.

Jeremy Gandon, Kansas State

-5

72-67-139

T5.

Carson Schaake, Iowa

-5

73-66-139

T5.

Nate Yankovich, Iowa

-5

73-66-139

SAN JOSÉ STATE RESULTS

POS

PLAYER

TO PAR

RD1-RD2-TOTAL

2.

Cody Blick

-7

72-65-137

T39.

Scott Munger

+4

70-78-148

T54.

Matthew Murray

+7

77-74-151

T64.

Matthew Ashley

+10

79-75-154

T64.

Taylor Bromley

+10

76-78-154