Myers Stays Hot In Hawaii ? 6-Under 66

Wahiawa, Hawaii-----Jay Myers of San Jose State University fired an opening round six-under par 66 and is tied for second place in the individual battle for the 33rd annual John Burns Intercollegiate men’s golf championship.

    The freshman from San Jose’s Branham High, had more birdies than pars in his round with nine. A bogey and a double bogey on the par 72, 6,917-yard Leilehua Golf Course kept him from the lead heading into second-round action.

    “Jay hit the ball well today,” said San Jose State coach John Kennaday. “Like the others, we’ve all got some work to do.”

    Myers, with his fourth sub-70 round in his last eight rounds, is tied with BYU’s Jordan Hammer and is two strokes behind University of Arizona’s Tarquin Macmanus.

    In the team competition, the Spartans are 15th out of a 17-team field with a five-over par 293 score. Besides Myers, Mark Hubbard was the only other San Jose State player to match or better par with his even par 72.

    “We had one player play well, one that was okay and three that struggled. We fought hard, but it wasn’t our day,” Kennaday said about the team performance.

    Arizona is the first round team leader at 276. New Mexico at 277 and Arkansas at 280 round out the top three teams.

    Second round action begins on February 19. The 54-hole tournament concludes on February 20.
18-hole results from the John Burns Intercollegiate
Leilehua Golf Course, Wahiawa, Hawaii
Par 72, 6,917 yards

Team Scores
1. Arizona    276
2. New Mexico    277
3. Arkansas    280
4. Brigham Young    281
5. Auburn    283
6. Nevada    284
7. SMU    285
    UC Santa Barbara    285
9. Texas A&M    286
    Colorado State    286
11. San Diego    287
    UNLV    287
13. Denver    291
14. Hawaii    292
15. San Jose State    293
16. Hawaii-Hilo    298
      Texas El Paso    298

Leading Individuals
1. Tarquin Macmanus, Arizona    64
2. Jay Myers, San Jose State    66
    Jordan Hammer, BYU    66
4. James Kwon, SMU    67
    Cole Moreland, Auburn    67
    Tyler Neal, Arizona    67
    Ignacio Elvira, Texas A&M    67
8. Nick Killpack, BYU    68
    Thomas Kua, Hawaii    68
    Brady Johnson, BYU    68
    Jon Sauer, New Mexico    68

Other San Jose State Scores
39. Mark Hubbard    72
82. Aaron Conrad    77
87. Peter Gibbs    78
91. Rosco Valentine    80