Kohala Coast, Hawai’i – Connor Covington shot an even-par 72 to lead the San Jose State men’s golf team after the first round of the 23rd Annual Amer Ari Invitational in Hawai’i.
The Spartans recorded an eight-over 296 on the 7,074-yard, par 72 Waikoloa Kings’ Course and are in 17th place in the field of 20 teams.
"This isn't the start we were hoping to have after a three-month layoff," said head coach John Kennaday. "We struggled a bit today, but with a young team that is not unexpected. What I like most about this group is that they will put this round behind them and come out tomorrow and rally and get things back to where they should be."
Covington, starting the day’s shotgun format on the 13th hole, got it to two-under through 12 holes, but bogeys on his 15th and 18th holes left him even par and in a 12-way tie for 39th place.
Cody Blick shot a one-over 73 and is tied for 51st. Landon Polterock is tied for 78th at three-over 75. Taylor Bromley, playing as an individual, and Daniel Semmler shot identical 76s and are four-over par in 88th place. Justin Estrada was five-over with a 77 and in a tie in 96th place.
TCU’s Daniel Jennevret paced the field with a five-under par 67. He leads a group of seven players by one stroke. TCU and UCLA are tied for the team lead after each shot 11-under 277s on Wednesday.
The 54-hole event continues on Thursday with a second-round shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. (PT) fan can follw the action through www.golfstat.com.
|23rd Amer Ari Invitational|
Waikoloa Beach Resort
|Par 72 - 7,074 yards|
|T1. TCU||277 (-11)|
|T1. #4 UCLA||277 (-11)|
|3. #2 Texas||279 (-9)|
|4. #7 Washington||280 (-8)|
|5. #25 Auburn||281 (-7)|
|6. #8 Georgia Tech||283 (-5)|
|7. #28 Texas Tech||284 (-4)|
|T8. Oregon||287 (-1)|
|T8. #13 Stanford||287 (-1)|
|10. #14 Oklahoma State||288 (E)|
|11. Oregon State||289 (+1)|
|T12. #9 Southern California||291 (+3)|
|T12. Arizona State||291 (+3)|
|T14. Hawai'i-Hilo||293 (+5)|
|T14. Osaka Gakuin University||293 (+5)|
|16. Colorado||295 (+7)|
|17. San Jose State||296 (+8)|
|T18. Hawai'i||298 (+10)|
|T18. UC Davis||298 (+10)|
|20. Cal State Stanislaus||307 (+19)|
|1. Daniel Jennevret - TCU||67 (-5)|
|T2. Eli Cole - TCU||68 (-4)|
|T2. Pedro Figueiredo - UCLA||68 (-4)|
|T2. David Fink - Oregon State||68 (-4)|
|T2. Manav Shah - UCLA||68 (-4)|
|T2. Clement Sordet - Texas Tech||68 (-4)|
|T2. Pontus Widegren - UCLA||68 (-4)|
|T2. Chris Williams - Washington||68 (-4)|
|T2. Jonathan Woo - Oregon||68 (-4)|
|San Jose State Results|
|T39. Connor Covington||72 (E)|
|T51. Cody Blick||73 (+1)|
|T78. Landon Polterock||75 (+3)|
|T88. Daniel Semmler||76 (+4)|
|T88. Taylor Bromley (I)||76 (+4)|
|T96. Justin Estrada||77 (+5)|