Two Top-Five Spartans At Anteater Invitational

IRVINE, Calif. -- San Jose State dropped one spot into third place in the final round of the Anteater Invitational despite having two players inside the top-five on the individual leader board.

As a team the Spartans finished third out of nine after shooting a 15-over par 299 in the final round. A 54-hole total of 874 (+22) put SJSU in third out of nine, 12 strokes out of first place occupied by Long Beach State.

Jay Myers concluded the final round by going two under on his last four holes and grabbed a share of the lead with Long Beach State's Kevin Lim. Lim however, would birdie the 18th hole to win the tournament by one stroke at -1.

Myers finished even par for the tournament, shooting 70-69-74-213. He finished in a tie for second with Long Beach State's Kevin Roy, giving him a third career runner-up finish. The senior also notched his fourth top-five result of this season and the seventh of his career.

Justin Estrada also finished inside the top-five for the Spartans, the second of the season and his career. He closed out with an even-par round of 71 and a one-over total of 214 moved him into a tie for fourth place.

"Jay and Justin played tough," said Spartan head coach John Kennaday. "I thought they all did and I'm proud of these guys. We just didn't quite do enough to pull this one off."

Connor Covington finished third on the team tying for 20th and shot 73-73-77-223 (+10). Mathew Hovan and Christopher Lang followed in a tie for 32nd place each tallying a 229 (+16). Also, Daniel Semmler, competing as an individual, finished in 36th place shooting 230 (+17).

"There are a lot of good things we can take away from this tournament," Kennaday added. "We'll have to do that heading into the next tournament."

Next up for the Spartans, the Western Athletic Conference Championship in Las Vegas Nevada on April 30-May 2.

Team Leader Board:
1 Long Beach State  +10   290-279-293-862
2 St. John's     +18   293-292-285-870 
3 San Jose State    +22   290-285-299-874
4 CSU Fullerton    +26   295-293-290-878 
5 UC Irvine     +32   297-288-299-284 
6 UC Santa Barbara   +34   289-296-301-886 
7 CSU Northridge    +42   299-291-304-894 
8 UC Riverside    +59   299-314-298-911 
9 CSU Bakersfield    +65   307-306-304-917 

Individual Leader Board:
1 Kevin Lim Long Beach State  -1 74-68-70-212
T2 Jay Myers San Jose State   E 70-69-74-213
T2 Kevin Roy Long Beach State  E 72-67-74-213
T4 Justin Estrada San Jose State +1 71-72-71-214
T4 Pete Fernandez UC Irvine   +1 72-73-69-214

Other SJSU Results:
T20 Connor Covington   +10 73-73-77-223
T32 Matthew Hovan   +16 81-71-77-229
T32 Christopher Lang  +16 76-73-80-229
36  Daniel Semmler  +17 72-81-77-230