Kevin Velo Finishes Second at Alister MacKenzie Invitational; Spartans 10th

Kevin Velo shoots two-under par in round three for his best career finish at 14-under par 199.
Oct. 10, 2017

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Fairfax, Calif.--- San José State junior Kevin Velo had a career-best 14-under par 199 to finish in a second-place tie at the Alister MacKenzie Invitational.

Velo had scores of 65-65-69 for his 199 on the par 71, 6,743-yard Meadow Club course.

"Kevin's success is attributed to good, old fashioned hard work," said head coach John Kennaday about Velo's best finish at a major college golf tournament. It was the third time in San Jose State history a player posted a 54-hole score under 200.

In two tournaments this season, Velo has a tie for fifth and a tie for second.

The Spartans finished in 10th place at even-par 852 at the tournament hosted by the University of California. The team shot three-over par 287 in the final round. 

"We didn't have the outcome we wanted, but I saw some good shots out there," said Coach Kennaday. "This team is close to gaining traction and playing some excellent golf."

Sean Yu shot all three rounds under par, and earned his first top-15 finish as a Spartan. He finished five-under par tied for 14th with a total score of 70-69-69=208.

Scott Munger tied for 63rd shooting six-over par 219. In the three rounds, he had scores of 74-72-73.

Sean Talmadge tied for 83rd shooting 14-over par 227. Ben Campbell finished 88th at 234.

The University of California won the tournament shooting 41-under par. The Bears had a 17-stroke lead over second place, Santa Clara.

K.K Limbhasut of California shot 15-under par in the tournament. He won by one stroke over Cal teammate Sebastian Crampton and Velo.


The Spartans next compete at Price's Give `Em Five Invitational in El Paso, Texas on October 20.

Alister MacKenzie Invitational

Meadow Club Golf Course

Meadow Club

Par 71, 6,734-yards

Final 54-hole results

Team Scores

1. California

267-272-272=811 (-41)

2. Santa Clara

274-274-280=828 (-24)

3. Arizona State

269-281-282=832 (-20)

4. San Diego State

273-273-287=833 (-19)

T5. Nevada

271-280-284=835 (-17)

T5. Pepperdine

282-275-278=835 (-17)

7. Oregon State

280-285-272=837 (-15)

8. St. Mary's (CA)

275-280-283=838 (-14)

9. Fresno State

282-283-279=844 (-8)

10. San José State

284-281-287=852 (E)

11. Minnesota

283-289-282=854 (+2)

12. Washington

289-288-279=856 (+4)

13. San Francisco

280-283-294=857 (+5)

14. San Diego

293-287-288=868 (+16)

15. Harvard

294-292-294=880 (+28)

16. Hawaii

295-299-290=884 (+32)


Individual Leaders

1. K.K. Limbhasut, California

64-65-69=198 (-15)

T2. Kevin Velo, San José State

65-65-69=199 (-14)

T2. Sebastian Crampton, California  

66-69-64=199 (-14)

San Jose State scores

T2. Kevin Velo

65-65-69=199 (-14)

T14. Sean Yu

70-69-69=208 (-5)

T63. Scott Munger

74-72-73=219 (+6)

T83. Sean Talmadge

75-75-77=227 (+14)

88. Ben Campbell

79-79-76=234 (+21)