Men's Golf Opens Season at Palouse Collegiate


            The San Jose State University men’s golf team begins its 2009-10 season as one of 12 four-year schools battling for top honors at the 2009 Palouse Collegiate tournament.


            The 54-hole event begins Monday, September 14, with 36 holes of continuous play starting at 7:15 a.m. The final 18 holes is set for Tuesday, September 15, at the par 72, 7,308-yard Palouse Ridge Golf Club in Pullman, Wash.


            Head coach John Kennaday’s lineup features two returning All-Western Athletic Conference players, junior Mark Hubbard, a first-team pick, and second-team choice Jay Myers, now in his sophomore season. Sophomores Matthew Hovan and Nick Brown and senior Drew Nottenkamper round out the lineup.


            The Spartans can get an early look at how they shape up in the WAC since Boise State and Idaho are two of the 12 teams in the field. Gonzaga, Lewis-Clark State, Loyola Marymount, Sacramento State, Seattle University, UC Davis, Washington, Weber State and host Washington State complete the field of four-year schools. Spokane Community College is the 13th team in the field. Washington was the only team in the field to advance to the 2009 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship.