Eugene, Ore.---- Mark Hubbard and Jay Myers posted a one-over par 145, good for a Top 20 performance after 36 holes in the 15-team field of the Oregon Duck Invitational men's golf tournament.
“The guys are making steps towards their best golf,” said head coach John Kennaday. “We are going to walk away from here making a step forward.”
The Spartans posted a first-round team score of 290, two-over par and one stroke ahead of No. 1 Oklahoma State for third place.
“That definitely boosted our confidence,” said Kennaday after finishing ahead of the nation's top team after the first-round.
The Spartans enter Day 2 at fifth place after a second-round 298 team score for 588, 12-over par.
Oklahoma State, ranked No. 1 nationally, finished ahead of every team with 570, six-under par. The host No. 28 Oregon trailed by three strokes at 573 and No. 22 Washington landed an even-par 576. Oregon State, ranked No. 39th, finished the day at 581 and San Jose State with 588 rounded out the top five teams.
Hubbard had the best score for the Spartans in the first-round, posting a one-under par 71. A second-round score of 74 landed Hubbard a 145 for the afternoon and a tie for 19th place in the 88-player field. Myers tied Hubbard at 145, shooting an even-par 72 in the morning round followed with a 73. Miguel Camitoc, tied for 41st place at 149, posted a 75 and 74.
The two remaining players, Daniel Semmler and Matthew Hovan, posted scores of 150 and 152. Semmler finished the day in a tie for 45th place with a 72 and 78 score, while Hovan tied for 56th place after posting a morning round of 75 followed with a 77 to end the day.
The two-day, 54-hole tournament hosted by the University of Oregon concludes Tuesday, March 22 with 18 holes. Live stats are available at www.golfstat.com.
36-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: 570
2. Oregon: 573
3. Washington: 576
4. Oregon State: 581
5. San Jose State: 588
6. New Mexico State: 590
7. Pepperdine: 594
8. Colorado: 595
9. UC Davis: 597
10. San Francisco: 599
12. Santa Clara: 603
13. Alabama Birmingham: 608
14. Portland: 609
1. Alex Moore, Oregon State, 73-63-136
2. Chris Williams, Washington, 67-71-138
3. Robbie Ziegler, Oregon, 73-66-139
4. Sean Einhaus, Oklahoma State, 72-69-141
Jack Paton, Oregon, 70-71-141
Jason Shufflebottam, Alabama Birmingham, 69-72-141
San Jose State scores
19. Mark Hubbard, 71-74-145
Jay Myers, 72-73-145
41. Miguel Camitoc, 75-74-149
45. Daniel Semmler, 72-78-150
56. Matthew Hovan, 75-77-152