Spartans Three Off The Lead At WAC Championship

HENDERSON, Nev. -- San Jose State sits three strokes off the lead after shooting 290 (+2) on the opening 18 holes of the 2012 Western Athletic Conference Championship in Henderson, Nev.

The Spartans are three shots behind co-leaders Idaho and Fresno State who each shot 287 (-1). Through 18 holes, the top five teams in the field are separated by seven strokes or less. 

Senior Jay Myers aided the Spartans' cause with three birdies and an eagle on his way to firing a three-under 69. Teammate Matthew Hovan also finished under par with a 70 making four birdies and two bogeys. Myers is currently in third place on the player leader board and Hovan is tied for fourth.

Connor Covington finished in a tie for 12th place after shooting a one-over par 73 and Justin Estrada rounded out SJSU's counted scores with a 78. 

Also for the Spartans, Christopher Lang shot a 79 and is tied in 30th place. 

Idaho's Sean McMullen shot a seven-under par 65 and leads all individuals through 18 holes. San Jose State and Idaho each ended the day with two individuals inside the top-five.

The second round of the Western Athletic Conference Championship is set to begin May 1 with tee times beginning at 7:30 a.m. Live statistics for the tournament can be found at

Team Leader Board:

T1 Idaho -1 287

T1 Fresno State -1 287

3 San Jose State +2 290

4 New Mexico State +5 293

5 Utah State +6 294

6 Nevada +13 301

T7 Hawaii +16 304

T7 Louisiana Tech +16 304

Individual Leader Board:

1 Sean McMullen Idaho -7 65

2 Tanner Higham Utah State -4 68

3 Jay Myers San Jose State   -3 69

T4 Jarred Bossio Idaho -2 70

T4 Matthew Hovan San Jose State   -2 70

T4 Nate Jessup Fresno State -2 70

T4 Justin Shin New Mexico State -2 70

More SJSU Results:

T12 Connor Covington +1 73

T28 Justin Estrada +6 78

T30 Christopher Lang +7 79