Men's Golf Moving Up Leaderboard At Amer Ari

Kohala Coast, Hawai'i - On Thursday, the San Jose State men's golf team trimmed 13 strokes off its 296 total from the opening 18-holes, shooting a 283 (-5) and moved up the leader board to 14th place after two rounds of the Amer Ari Invitational.

The Spartans started the day in 17th place, but combined to shoot six-under on their last nine holes and moved up three spots on the leaderboard.  They are at plus-three (579), three shots from 11th place Oregon and six from Arizona State in 10th heading into the final round on Friday.

On the 7,074-yard, par 72 Waikoloa Kings' Course, freshman Cody Blick had the low round of the day for San Jose State with five birdies and a bogey for a four-under 68.  Overall he is tied in 16th place at three-under.

Connor Covington, who opened the event with an even-par 72, shot a two-over 74 on Thursday and is tied for 55th place at two-over.

Justin Estrada improved by seven strokes over day one shooting a two-under par 70. He is tied with teammate Daniel Semmler, who had an eagle on the 18th hole, and 12 other golfers in 65th place at three-over par.

Taylor Bromley, playing as an individual, had a 75 and Landon Polterock carded a 77.  They are in ties for 94th and 99th, respectively. 

Texas' Cody Gribble shot a four-under par 68 and is tied for the lead with Pontus Widegren, of UCLA, at seven under.  The pair lead a group of six players by one stroke. 

At 21-under par No. 7 Washington shot 13 strokes better, from first to the second round, and are two shots clear of No. 4 UCLA in second place.

The 54-hole event concludes on Friday with a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. (PT).


 

23rd Amer Ari Invitational  

Waikoloa Beach Resort

Kings' Course

 
Par 72 - 7,074 yards  
36-Hole Results  
   
Team Results  
1. #7 Washington
280-275 (-21)
2. #4 UCLA
277-280 (-19)
3. #2 Texas 279-283 (-14)
4. #9 Southern California
291-273 (-12)
5. #8 Georgia Tech
283-283 (-10)
T6. TCU 277-291 (-8)
T6. #14 Oklahoma State 288-280 (-8)
8. #25 Auburn
281-288 (-7)
9. #13 Stanford 287-285 (-4)
10. Arizona State
291-282 (-3)
11. Oregon
287-289 (+1)
12. Oregon State
289-288 (+2)
13. #28 Texas Tech
284-294 (+2)
14. San Jose State
296-283 (+3)
15. Colorado 295-289 (+8)
T16. UC Davis
298-291 (+13)
T16. Osaka Gakuin University
293-296 (+13)
18. Hawai'i-Hilo 293-300 (+17)
T19. Hawai'i 298-307 (+29
T19. Cal State Stanislaus 307-298 (+29)
   
Individual Results  
T1. Cody Gribble - Texas
69-68 (-7)
T1. Pontus Widegren - UCLA 68-69 (-7)
T3. Dominic Bozzelli - Auburn
70-68 (-6)
T3. David Fink - Oregon State 68-70 (-6)
T3. Anthony Paolucci - Southern California
72-66 (-6)
T3. Trevor Simbsy - Washington
72-66 (-6)
T3. Brandon Stone- Texas
69-69 (-6)
T3. Chris Williams - Washington 68-70 (-6)
   
San Jose State Results  
T16. Cody Blick 73-68 (-3)
T55. Connor Covington
72-74 (+2)
T65. Daniel Semmler 76-71 (+3)
T65. Justin Estrada
77-70 (+3)
T94. Taylor Bromley (I) 76-75 (+7)
T99.Landon Polterock 75-77 (+8)