Hubbard Tops Qualifying For U.S. Amateur Men's Golf

Santa Cruz, Calif.-----San Jose State University's Mark Hubbard was the only golfer with an under-par round at the Pasatiempo Golf Course U.S. Amateur Sectional Qualifying in a 73-player field and was the sectional's top qualifier for the 2010 U.S. Amateur men's golf championship.

    Hubbard, ready to enter his senior year when the fall semester begins in August, posted scores of three-over par 73 and one-under par 69 on the par 70, 6,521-yard course in the July 26, 36-hole qualifying tournament.

    The top four finishers from the Pasatiempo sectional qualifier advanced to the U.S. Amateur, August 23-29, in University Place, Washington.

    "He beat some great players. It took him all 36 holes to do it. He outlasted them and stuck to his game plan," said San Jose State men's golf head coach John Kennaday.

    A 36-hole score of 145 or better at Pasatiempo was necessary to qualify for the U.S. Amateur.

    Former Spartans fared well, but missed out on qualifying for the 156-player in Washington. Kevin Nabbefeld tied for sixth at 147. Stephan Stallworth tied for 14th place at 153.

    Click here for complete results from the U.S. Amateur Pasatiempo Sectional qualifying.

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