Spartans Finish Sixth At Bandon Dunes Championship

March 12, 2011

Bandon, Ore.---- A near 3-hour rain delay and wind gusts up to 50 mph didn’t stop the Spartans, as they posted a second-best team score in the final round of the Bandon Dunes Championship men's golf tournament.

“I am very proud how the guys played today,” said head coach John Kennaday.  “The conditions were as tough as you can imagine to play the game of golf.”

San Jose State posted a 301 team score in the final round, second-best overall on the day and four strokes less than leader Washington. The Spartans completed 54 holes in two days and finished sixth overall with an 894 team score on the par 72, Bandon Dunes Resort course.  

Washington took the team title with an 871 score, seven-over par. Oregon at 879 and Florida at 881 rounded out the top three teams in the 16-team field that included seven teams ranked in the top-100. San Jose State, ranked 86th in the most recent GolfStat poll, did finish ahead of No. 64 Vanderbilt.

"We were very close to posting an extraordinary number, but I am very pleased with our guys' performance,” added Kennaday.  “We took a step forward today to getting closer to our best golf.”

Three Spartans finished in the top-25. Myers was the top San Jose State finisher tying for 10th place at 220, while Matthew Hovan slightly trailed Myers at 221 for a three-way tie for 13th. Mark Hubbard rounded out the top-25 posting a 225 tying for 25th. Daniel Semmler's 229 tied for 35th and Drew Nottenkamper's 236 tied for 66th, rounded out the Spartans' 54-hole results.

Washington's Charlie Hughes and Chris Williams, took home the top two scores of 210 and 216. Wesley Bryan from South Carolina finished third with a 217.

The Spartans return to action at the Oregon Duck Invitational in Eugene, Ore., March 21 and 22.

Final 54-hole results from the Bandon Dunes Championship men's golf tournament

Bandon Dunes' Course, Bandon, Oregon

Par 72, 6798 yards

Team Scores

1. Washington: 871

2. Oregon: 879

3. Florida: 881
4. Oregon State: 890

5. Colorado: 893

6. San Jose State: 894
7. St. Mary's (CA): 900

South Carolina: 900
9. Vanderbilt: 904
10. Loyola Marymount: 930

11. Mercer: 932
12. Northern Colorado: 935
13. Utah Valley State: 942
14. Gonzaga: 946
15. Boise State: 965
16. British Columbia: 622

Leading Individuals

1. Charlie Hughes, Washington, 67-68-75-210

2. Chris Williams, Washington, 70-72-74-216
3. Wesley Bryan, South Carolina, 70-73-74-217
4. Jack Dukeminier, Oregon, 70-73-75-218

    Andrew Vijarro, Oregon, 68-77-73-218

San Jose State scores

10. Jay Myers, 76-72-72-220

13. Matthew Hovan, 73-71-77-221

25. Mark Hubbard, 75-74-76-225

35. Daniel Semmler, 77-76-76-229

66. Drew Nottenkamper, 76-80-80- 236