Waikoloa, Hawaii----With Matthew Hovan and Mark Hubbard tied for 38th in individual play, San Jose State University is tied for 15th place after 36 holes in the 20-team field of the Amer Ari Invitational men's golf tournament on the Big Island in Hawaii.
Hubbard and Jay Myers had the best scores of the second round for the Spartans, each shooting an even-par 72. Hubbard had four birdies on the day and finished 38th, tied overall with Hovan who slipped from second place after posting a 77. Myers earned birdies at 4 and 12 and finished in a tie for 73rd.
The two remaining players, Drew Nottenkamper and Ryan Collins, posted scores of 73 and 76. Nottenkamper finished the day in a tie for 96th, while Collins tied for 99th.
The Spartans posted a second-round team score of 293 and trailed co-leaders Oklahoma State and UCLA, who posted a score of 273, by 20 strokes. San Jose State finished the day tied with the University of San Francisco with a 36-hole total of 580.
Oklahoma State, ranked 4th nationally, is the overall team leader entering Day 3 at 551, 25-under par. UCLA is second at 558. Texas Tech at 559, and both Georgia Tech and Texas at 560, round out the top five teams.
Daniel Miernicki of Oregon leads the tournament at 13-under par 131. Oklahoma State's Kevin Tway's 133 is good for second place.
“We need to be at our best to beat these guys and until we get to that, we will get beaten,” said head coach John Kennaday. “Fortunately, we have capable players. We are looking forward to play another 18 holes tomorrow with a positive approach.”
The 54-hole tournament concludes February 4 with 18 holes. Live stats are available at www.golfstat.com.
36-hole results from the 21st Amer Ari Invitational men's golf tournament
Kings' Course, Waikoloa, Hawaii
Par 72, 7074 yards
1. Oklahoma State 551
2. UCLA 558
3. Texas Tech 559
4. Georgia Tech 560
6. Arizona State 561
7. Southern California 563
8. TCU 568
UC Davis 568
11. Stanford 571
12. Washington 573
13. Oregon State U. 576
15. San Jose State 580
San Francisco 580
17. Western Washington 584
18. Hawaii 587
19. Hawaii-Hilo 588
20. Florida State 589
1. Daniel Miernicki, Oregon 62-69-131
2. Kevin Tway, Oklahoma State 67-66-133
3. Sam Smith, Southern California 66-69-135
Tyler Weworski, Texas Tech 70-65-135
5. Bobby Hudson, Texas 69-67-136
San Jose State scores
38. Matthew Hovan 66-77-143
38. Mark Hubbard 71-72-143
73. Jay Myers 75-72-147
96. Drew Nottenkamper 77-73-150
99. Ryan Collins 75-76-151