Men's Golf Heads To Fresno State Lexus Classic

    With one victory this spring, the San Jose State University men’s golf team returns to action at the Fresno State Lexus Classic, March 9-10, at the Belmont Country Club.

    The Spartans are one of 20 teams competing for top honors on the par 72, 6,503-yard course. 

    Following San Jose State’s 15th place finish at the John Burns Intercollegiate last month, head coach John Kennaday changed up the Spartans’ five-man lineup. Stroke average leaders Mark Hubbard and Jay Myers, both with a 71.59 figure for 17 rounds, and Aaron Conrad, who opened the spring season with a fourth-place finish at the Pat Hicks Invitational, are headed to Fresno.

    Freshman Nick Brown, who helped San Jose State set a 54-team record score in the Kauai Collegiate Invitational last November, is in the lineup for his second tournament of the season. Brown tied for 19th in Kauai and closed out his major college debut with a five-under par 67 and a 213 score.

    Stephan Stallworth, who has three rounds of par or better golf this season, rounds out the San Jose State team.

    Four top-50 teams, Arizona State (#9), Washington (#14), UC Davis (#24) and San Diego State (#38) headline the field. BYU (#71), Nevada (#68), Oklahoma (#83), Pacific (#92), San Diego (#80), UC Irvine (#54) and UC Santa Barbara (#85) are ranked in the top-100. San Jose State is ranked 102nd according to the March 5 GolfStat national rankings.

    Cal State Bakersfield, Fresno City College, Hawaii, Cal State Northridge, Sacramento State and UTEP complete the 20-team field.

    All players will play 36 holes on March 9 and 18 holes on March 10. Each team’s best four scores from its five players for each 18 holes will count in the team scoring.