Spartans Finish 13th At Amer Ari Invitational

Waikaloa, Hawaii -- The San Jose State men's golf team shot a two-over par 290 in the final round of the Amer Ari Invitational in Waikaloa, Hawaii on February 3. The Spartans shot 293-288-290-871 (+7) on the 7,074-yard par 72 King's Course and finished in 13th place out of 20 teams.


Matthew Hovan shot  a two-over 74 in the final round leaving him at four-under par for the tournament, good enough to notch his 11th career top-20 finish.


"Matt had a very solid tournament," said San Jose State head coach John Kennaday. "He did a lot of good things out there."


Jay Myers finished the final round in red figures with a two-under 70, the lowest on Friday for the Spartans. Myers shot 74-74-70 (+2) for the tournament and finished in a tie for 49th place.


Justin Estrada shot 77-71-73-221 (+5) for the tournament and led the team in birdies for the week with 15. Estrada finished in a tie for 65th.


Christopher Lang shot a one-over 73 in the final round and finished with a 224 (+8) for the tournament. Daniel Semmler shot a 227 (+11) for the tournament with his best round coming in round two with a 72.

 

#1-ranked Texas University is the Amer Ari team champion by five strokes, finishing at 30-under par.


"We learned a lot of good lessons at this tournament that we will carry on with us throughout the year," said Kennaday." 


San Jose State will tee it up next at the Bandon Dunes Invitational in Bandon Dunes, Ore., on March 16-18.



Team Leader Board

1 #1-Texas   270-287-277-834 (-30)

2 #12-Southern California   276-285-278-839 (-25)

3 #8-Stanford   282-285-277-844 (-20)

4 #11-Georgia Tech   278-289-278-845 (-19)

5 #4-UCLA   275-285-286-846 (-18)

6 TCU   291-283-280-854 (-10)

7 #5-Washington   275-287-293-855 (-9)

8 Arizona State   286-285-293-864 (E)

9 #14-Oklahoma State   285-291-289-865 (+1)

T10 Texas Tech   285-294-289-866 (+4)

T10 San Francisco   285-296-287-868 (+4)

12 #2-Oregon   284-300-285-869 (+5)

13 San Jose State   293-288-290-871 (+7)

14 Chico State   289-291-294-874 (+10)

15 Osaka Gakuin   288-296-291-875 (+11)

16 Hawaii-Hilo   294-291-292-877 (+13)

17 Oregon State   291-294-294-879 (+15)

T18 Hawaii   293-290-301-884 (+20)

T18 Colorado   291-295-298-884 (+20)

20 UC Davis   299-306-298-903 (+39)


Individual Leader Board

T1 Jeffrey Kang USC 67-69-69-205 (-11)

T1 Jordan Spieth Texas 69-69-67-205 (-11)

3 Patrick Rodgers Stanford 67-69-71-207 (-9)

T4 James White Georgia Tech 70-70-68-208 (-8)

T4 Andrew Yun Stanford 69-74-65-208 (-8)


SJSU Results

T20 Matthew Hovan 67-71-74 (-4)

T49 Jay Myers 74-74-70 (+2)

T65 Justin Estrada 77-71-73-221 (+5)

T82 Christopher Lang 75-76-73-224 (+8)

T93 Daniel Semmler 78-72-77-227 (+11)