Rising Golfers Take On Sandpiper

             With sixth-place finishes in its last two tournaments, San Jose State University seeks its eighth top-half tournament finish at the OGIO-Santa Barbara Intercollegiate men's golf tournament, March 28-29.

            The Spartans and 15 other teams will do battle on the par 72, 7,068-yard Sandpiper Golf Course.

            San Jose State moved up to a season-best 75th place in the GolfStat national rankings following its sixth-place finish at the Oregon Duck Invitational, March 22. The Spartans finished ahead of #35-Pepperdine and four other top-100 ranked teams in the 15-team field.

            Head coach John Kennaday is taking six golfers to Santa Barbara. Senior Mark Hubbard; juniors Jay Myers, Matthew Hovan, Miguel Camitoc and Nick Brown; and freshman Daniel Semmler are on the trip. Either Camitoc or Brown will join Hubbard, Myers, Hovan and Semmler in the five-person team-scoring format and the other will play as an individual entry.

            #27-Oregon, #59-Pacific, #69-Fresno State, #97-Long Beach State, and #99-host UC Santa Barbara are the other top-100 teams in the field.

            #102-Cal State Northridge, #123-Weber State, #138-Sacramento State, #159-Cal State Fullerton, #203-UC Riverside, #219-Southern Utah, #262-Brown and unranked Cal State Bakersfield, Seattle University and University of British Columbia round out the 16 teams competing for the team title.

            All golfers will play 54 holes on March 28 and 18 holes on March 29.