Men's Golf Tied For 5th After 36 At Palouse Collegiate

Pullman, Wash.-----In his first tournament in the San Jose State lineup, sophomore Matthew Hovan recorded seven birdies in an opening round three-under par 69 leading the Spartans to a fifth-place start at the Palouse Collegiate men’s golf tournament.


            Hovan recorded the only under-par score for San Jose State during the 36 holes of play by the five Spartans on the par 72, 7,308-yard Palouse Ridge Golf Club course. San Jose State posted a team score of 591 and is tied with UC Davis.


            Sacramento State is the leader in the 12-team field with a 579 heading into the final 18 holes scheduled to begin on September 15. Host Washington State is second at 580. Idaho at 585 and Loyola Marymount at 586 also are ahead of San Jose State.


            Individually, Hovan is one of three San Jose State players among the top-20. He is tied for eighth at 145 after an afternoon score of 76. Two more Spartan sophomores, Jay Myers and Nick Brown, are tied for 15th place at 147.


            Junior Mark Hubbard and senior Drew Nottenkamper posted 153 scores. The Spartans counted each player’s 76 in the team scoring format that tallies the best four scores in each round from five players.


            Washington State’s Kevin Tucker is the individual leader with a six-under par 138. His second-round 66, which included a pair of eagles, is the low round of the tournament. Only seven players in the 78-player field matched or bettered par.


36-hole results from the Palouse Collegiate men’s golf tournament

Palouse Ridge Golf Club, Pullman, Wash.

Par 36, 7,308 yards


Team Scores

1. Sacramento State                            579

2. Washington State                             580

3. Idaho                                              585

4. Loyola Marymount                            586

5. San Jose State                                 591

   UC Davis                                          591

7. Weber State                                     594

8. Boise State                                      598

9. Gonzaga                                          607

10. Seattle                                           611

11. Spokane Community College            614

12.Lewis-Clark State                             624


Leading Individuals

1. Kevin Tucker, Washington State             72-66-138

2. Jarred Bossio, Idaho                             69-71-140

3. Jake Sarnoff, Loyola Marymount            71-70-141

    Grant Rappleye, Sacramento State        70-71-141

5. Blake Brown, Boise State                      73-69-142


San Jose State scores

8. Matthew Hovan            69-76-145

15. Jay Myers                  73-74-147

15. Nick Brown                73-74-147

47. Mark Hubbard            76-77-153

47. Drew Nottenkamper    77-76-153