Spartans At U.S. Open Golf

Pebble Beach, Calif.-----The 2010 U.S. Open men's golf championship is underway at the world-renowned Pebble Beach Golf Links.

While no San Jose State players are competing in this year's national championship, two Spartans, head coach John Kennaday and golfer Jay Myers, are directly involved in championship play.

Myers, who completed his sophomore season in 2009-10 leading San Jose State with 12 rounds of par or lower scores in 32 rounds of competition, is the caddie for friend and one-time Stanford University star Joseph Bramlett of Saratoga, Calif. One of Bramlett's coaches for the week is Kennaday, a long-time friend of the family.

For Myers, it is his first time as a caddie. He and Bramlett hooked up during U.S. Open Sectional qualifying and have stayed together as a team.

Bramlett, in his first U.S. Open, is in a threesome with two more first-time Open competitors, Dan McCarthy of Syracuse, N.Y., and Travis Hampshire, of Tampa, Fla. The threesome has a 9:12 a.m. (PDT) start time from the first tee on June 17 and a 2:42 p.m. (PDT) start from the 10th tee on June 18.

Following 36 holes, the 156 player field will be trimmed to the top 60 plus ties for the final 36 holes on June 19 and 20.

NBC-TV and ESPN are providing live television coverage. Live scoring is available at www.usopen.com.