Freshmen Lead The Way In Hawaii

Schofield Barracks, Hawaii-----Freshmen Mark Hubbard and Peter Gibbs each recorded under-par scores for San Jose State University in the second round of the John Burns Intercollegiate men’s golf tournament.

Hubbard signed for a season-best, four-under par 68 on the par 72, 6,917-yard Leilehua Golf Course. Gibbs was two-under par with his 70.

“I don’t think it will be his last,” said San Jose State coach John Kennaday about Hubbard’s first venture under 70. “Mark finds a way to get it done. Today, he made a few putts.

“What I like about them (Mark and Peter Gibbs) is if things are not going well, they find a way to get it done. That’s the mark of a true player.”

In the team scoring competition, the Spartans are in 17th place with a 579 total. Auburn remains in first place in the team competition with a 551 score. UNLV at 554, Texas A&M at 555 and SMU at 556 are the next three teams in the 21-team field.

Hubbard’s 68 vaulted him into a 30th place tie at three-under 141. Gibbs now is in a group tied for 52nd place that includes teammate Rosco Valentine at even par 144. After beginning the tournament with a 69, Valentine shot a second-round 75.

“We’re playing okay, but we’re still not seeing our best. We’re not quite hitting on all cylinders, but this team has resiliency and the ability to grow. It wouldn’t surprise me to see us with a good number tomorrow,” added the San Jose State coach.

Johan Carlson of San Diego State, one of three players who opened the tournament with a 66, now shares first place with California’s Stephen Hale at 10-under par 134. Hale has identical scores of 67 while Carlsson shot a 68 for the middle 18 holes.

The 54-hole tournament concludes with 18 holes on February 23.

36-hole results from the John Burns Intercollegiate men’s golf tournament
Leilehua Golf Course, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii
Par 72, 6,917 yards

Team Scores

1. Auburn 551
2. UNLV 554
3. Texas A&M 555
4. SMU 556
5. San Diego State 560
6. Arizona 561
7. California 562
Fresno State 562
9. Arkansas 565
10. Brigham Young 567
11. UC Santa Barbara 568
Texas El Paso 568
13. Denver 572
14. Long Beach State 573
15. Nevada 575
San Diego 575
17. San Jose State 579
18. Hawaii 582
New Mexico 582
20. Nagoya 586
21. Utah 588

Individual Leaders
1. Stephen Hale, California 67-67-134
Johan Carlsson, San Diego State 66-68-134
3. Herbert Day, UTEP 68-67-135
Tarquin Macmanus, Arizona 66-69-135
5. Seung-Su-Han, UNLV 70-66-136
Jay Moseley, Auburn 66-70-136
Eddie Olson, UNLV 67-69-136

San Jose State scores
30. Mark Hubbard 73-68-141
52. Peter Gibbs 74-70-144
52. Rosco Valentine 69-75-144
88. Stephan Stallworth 72-78-150
107. Drew Nottenkamper 80-80-160