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
|Par 72 - 7,074 yards|
|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)|
|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)|