Eugene, Ore.----Mark Hubbard posted a one-under par 71 for the second straight day and led the Spartans in the final round of the Oregon Duck Invitational men's golf tournament.
As a team, San Jose State posted an 880 team score and finished in the top half of the field at sixth place on the par 72 Eugene Country Club course. The Spartans, just two strokes from finishing in a tie with No. 39 Oregon State for fourth place and a single stroke from conference foe New Mexico State for fifth, posted a third-round team score 292.
"We are playing with a lot more courage which means we are doing the right things in practice," stated head coach John Kennaday. "We are making strides forward and that is what's important."
Oklahoma State took the team title with 16-under par 848. Host Oregon at 856 and Washington at 870 rounded out the top three teams in the 15-team field that included five teams ranked in the top-50.
San Jose State, ranked 77th in the recent GolfStat poll, did finish ahead of No. 35 Pepperdine, No. 52 UC Davis, WAC opponent No. 64 Idaho and No. 72 San Francisco.
Hubbard led the Spartans with an even-par 216 and a tie for 16th place in the 88-player field. Jay Myers finished tied for the 23rd spot posting 218 and Daniel Semmler tied for 44th place with 224. Both Miguel Camitoc and Matthew Hovan finished with 226 and a tie for 51st place.
The Spartans return to action next week at the Ogio Pacific Coast Intercollegiate hosted by UC Santa Barbara on March 28 and 29.
54-hole results from the Oregon Duck Invitational men's golf tournament.
Eugene Country Club course, Eugene, Oregon
Par 72, 7,020 yards
1. Oklahoma State: 848
2. Oregon: 856
3. Washington: 870
4. Oregon State: 878
5. New Mexico State: 879
6. San Jose State: 880
7. Pepperdine: 883
8. Idaho: 888
9. UC Davis: 891
10. San Francisco: 892
11. Colorado: 895
12. Santa Clara: 900
13. Rice: 901
14. Portland: 903
15. Alabama Birmingham: 911
1. Chris Williams, Washington, 67-71-69-207
2. Alex Moore, Oregon State, 73-63-73-209
Michael Whitehead, Rice, 72-71-66-209
4. Jack Dukeminier, Oregon, 72-70-68-210
5. Charlie Hughes, Washington, 70-74-67-211
Kevin Tway, Oklahoma State, 74-68-69-211
San Jose State scores
16. Mark Hubbard, 71-74-71-216
23. Jay Myers, 72-73-73-218
44. Daniel Semmler, 72-78-74-224
51. Miguel Camitoc, 75-74-77-226
Matthew Hovan, 75-77-74-226