Stanford, Calif. – The San Jose State men’s golf team struggled on the second day of the 45th U.S. Intercollegiate Golf Tournament. After 36 holes of play, the Spartans find themselves in a tie for 11th place after a 16-over 296 on the par-70, 6,727-yard Stanford Golf Course on Friday.
The best round of the day for San Jose State came from Taylor Bromley who, playing as an individual, carded a two-over 72. Bromley, starting on the back nine, opened with a bogey on his first hole, but after four straight pars, birdied the 15th hole and made the turn at even par. A birdie on the first hole, his 10th of the day, got him to one-under, but then a bogey and double bogey on the fourth and fifth holes, respectively, left him at two-over. He pared his way in and currently sits in a tie for 33rd place at three-over (143).
Justin Estrada, who went out in 31 yesterday, opened with a four-over 39 on his first nine holes on Friday. A bogey on the 11th dropped him to five-over, but birdies on his way in on 14 and 16 got him back to three-over (73) on the day. His two-day total of 140 (E) leaves him in a tie for 16th place heading into Saturday’s final round.
Cody Blick who carded six birdies on Thursday, added another on the 2nd hole on Friday to get to five-under. He bogeyed the par-four sixth and made the turn at even for the day, four-under for the tournament. However, on the back nine, he had three bogeys and a double, came home in 40, and shot five-over (75). After two rounds, he is in a tie for 23rd place at one-over (141).
In a tie for 49th place, Daniel Semmler went out in three-over with two birdies, three bogeys and a double bogey. He came home even par with a pair of birdies and two bogeys to card a three-over (73) and a two-round total of four-over (144).
Connor Covington started his day with a birdie on the first hole, but doubled the second and had two more bogeys on the front side. He made the turn on a three-over. Covington struggled on his inward nine with three bogeys and a birdie. His five-over (75) leaves him in a tie for 68th place with a 147 total (+7).
Landon Polterock had seven bogeys in his first 17 holes, but recorded the team’s lone birdie on the 18th for a six-over (76). His two-day total is 151 (+11) and he is in a tie for 84th place.
Stanford’s Cardinal team was the only squad who were under par on the day, carding a nine-under 271 and two round total of 543. They are 11 shots clear of second place TCU, which is at six-under (554).
The low individuals are Patrick Rodgers and Paul Barjon of the Stanford Cardinal and TCU, respectively. Each has shot back-to-back 66s and are at eight-under (132).
The tournament concludes Saturday with teams going off both the first and 10th tees. Fans can follow the action online at www.golfgamebook.com/collegegolf.
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Stanford Golf Club
1. Stanford Cardinal 543
2. TCU 554
3. Saint Mary’s 559
4. San Francisco 559
5. Oregon 565
6. Iowa 566
7. Southern California 567
8. UC Davis 568
T9. Colorado 571
T9. Northwestern 571
T11. San Jose State 572
T11. Lamar 572
13. Stanford White 574
14. Minnesota 575
15. San Diego State 577
16. Nevada 578
17. Pepperdine 581
18. Hawai’i-Hilo 584
T1. Patrick Rodgers, Stanford Cardinal 66-66, 132 (-8)
T1. Paul Barjon, TCU 66-66, 132 (-8)
T3. Camron Wilson, Stanford Cardinal 68-68, 136 (-4)
T3. Erik Van Rooyen, Minnesota 66-70, 136 (-4)
T5. Cory McElyea, San Francisco 66-71, 137 (-3)
T5. David Boote, Stanford Cardinal 68-69, 137 (-3)
San Jose State Results
T16. Justin Estrada 67-73, 140 (E)
T23. Cody Blick 66-75, 141 (+1)
T33. Taylor Bromley (I) 71-72, 143 (+3)
T49. Daniel Semmler 71-73, 144 (+4)
T68. Connor Covington 72-75, 147 (+7)
T84. Landon Polterock 75-76, 151 (+11)