Spartans Sixth At Duck Invitational

EUGENE, Ore. -- San Jose State moved up from eighth to sixth place in the final round of the Duck Invitational shooting a four-over par 292 on March 27.


The Spartans shot 300-295-292-887 (+23) over a rainy two days at the 7,007-yard par 72 Eugene Country Club. They were one of three teams in the field of 14 to see improvement with each round.


"We finished on a tough section of the course and we just have to putt better," said San Jose State head coach John Kennaday


Jay Myers got off to a hot start in round three including a stretch of four birdies in six holes. Myers was four-under par through 13, but went on to shoot six-over on the remaining five holes for a 74 (+2).


Christopher Lang earned the second-best finish of his career with a tie for 16th place. The senior shot 75-71-73-219 (+3) for his third career top-20 finish.


"Chris stuck to his game plan much better than in recent weeks," said Kennaday. "It's great to see that from him."


Justin Estrada was the low-man for the Spartans in round three with an even-par 72. He totaled a 226 (+10) for the tournament and tied for 45th place.


Matthew Hovan finished round three with a 73, giving him a total of 223 and a tie for 32nd place. Daniel Semmler also contributed for the Spartans with a 225 and finished alongside teammate Myers in a tie for 38th place.


Tournament host Oregon secured victory by locking up the top-three individual spots, led by Andrew Vijarro with a 210 (-6). 


The San Jose State men's golf team now heads right back to the South Bay to compete in the Stanford U.S. Collegiate on March 30-April 1.

   

Team Leader Board:

1 Oregon (-17) 284-279-284-847 

2 Long Beach State (-15) 280-284-285-849

3 Saint Mary's (CA) (-1) 287-289-287-863 

4 Oregon State (+16) 295-289-296-880 

5 Pacific (+17) 293-296-292-881 

6 San Jose State (+23) 300-295-292-887 

7 Colorado (+25) 298-296-295-889 

8 San Francisco (+26) 295-293-302-890 

9 Central Oklahoma (+27) 293-302-296-891 

10 UC Davis (+32) 305-302-289-896 

11 Washington State (+38) 298-299-305-902

12 Gonzaga (+40) 308-294-302-904 

13 Boise State (+45) 305-306-298-909 

14 Santa Clara (+59) 307-317-299-923 


Individual Leader Board:

1 Andrew Vijarro Oregon (-6) 71-70-69-210

2 Eugene Wong Oregon (-5) 69-69-73-211

3 Daniel Miernicki Oregon (-4) 71-69-72-212

4 Alex Edfort Pacific (-3) 69-72-72-213

T5 Anders Engell Saint Mary's (CA) (-2) 70-68-76-214

T5 Raymond Ho Long Beach State (-2) 74-68-72-214

T5 Kevin Lim Long Beach State (-2) 71-73-70-214


SJSU Results:

T16 Christopher Lang (+3) 75-71-73-219

T32 Matthew Hovan (+7) 77-73-73-223

T38 Daniel Semmler (+9) 74-75-76-225

T38 Jay Myers (+9) 75-76-74-225

T45 Justin Estrada (+10) 76-78-72-226