Duck Invitational Next For Spartans

            San Jose State is one of 11 top-100 teams in the 15-team field of 2011 Oregon Duck Invitational men's golf tournament. The 54-hole, two-day Invitational begins, Monday, March 21, at the par 72, 7,020-yard Eugene Country Club course.

            All of the teams will be pointing at GolfStat's #1-ranked Oklahoma State, which has won four times this season. #22-Washington, #28-Oregon, the host school, and #39-Oregon State are three more teams in the top-50.

            #79-San Jose State, #64-Idaho, #58-New Mexico State, #35-Pepperdine, #72-USF, #79-Santa Clara, and #52-UC Davis are the other top-100 teams in the field. #101-Colorado, #134-Portland, #130-Rice and #127-Alabama Birmingham round out the teams competing for the championship.

            San Jose State is going for its third Duck Invitational championship. Only Oregon and Washington with six each have more Duck team titles.

            Head coach John Kennaday is taking a new lineup to Oregon. Miguel Camitoc makes his season debut with the team joining senior Mark Hubbard, juniors Jay Myers and Matthew Hovan, and freshman Daniel Semmler. Camitoc played as an individual entry in the Bill Cullum Invitational during the fall season.

             Myers (10th), Hovan (13th) and Hubbard (25th) all posted top-25 individual finishes at the Bandon Dunes Championship on March 12. In his first tournament of the season in team-scoring competition, Semmler found a steady hand after a shaky start and finished 35th. Semmler, like Camitoc, played as an individual entry in the Bill Cullum Invitational.

            Live scoring for the tournament is available on www.golfstat.com.