Spartans Win The Dash Thomas Memorial

Eagle, Idaho -- The San Jose State men's golf team notched their second victory of the season on September 27 after finishing on top by 14 strokes at the Dash Thomas Memorial in Eagle, Idaho.

The Spartans shot a one-over 285 as a team in the final round on the 6,890-yard par 71 Banbury Golf Course and finished at 25-under par 827, separating themselves from WAC opponent Idaho in second place at 841.

Sophomore Daniel Semmler shot a one-under 70 in the closing round, and was the low man for San Jose State on the day. Semmler played his last two rounds at the Dash Thomas at four-under par and finished in a tie for 11th place at 211 (-2).

Jay Myers entered the final round as the individual leader and after a one-over par 72 in the final round, dropped to a tie for second place overall in a field of 63. It was the fifth career finish inside the top-five for Myers.

Matthew Hovan also finished inside the top-five for the Spartans. A final-round 72 put him at 207 (-6) and in a tie for fifth place.

Jessie Heinly of Concordia University was the individual winner with a 13-under par 200.

Justin Estrada shot a level-par 71 to finish the tournament tied for 17th at 214 (+1) and Christopher Lang rounded out the Spartans' five coming in 20th place at 215 (+2).

"It feels good to get another win," said San Jose State head coach John Kennaday. "We have a lot of things to work on but I'm proud of these guys."

The Spartans led the tournament in par-five scoring at 36-under, eagles with 6 and birdies with 60. This is the first time San Jose State has had two wins in a season since the 1993-94 season under head coach Dick Schwindinger.

The Spartans have a quick turn around and will tee it up again on Monday, October 3 in the Wolf Pack Classic hosted by Nevada.

Team Results:
1. San Jose State              277-265-285-827 -25
2. Idaho                         285-275-281-841 -11
3. Charleston Southern     283-282-284-849 -3
4. Boise State                 285-281-286-852 E
5. Southern Utah             281-287-297-865 +13
6. Concordia University     295-288-289-872 +20
7. Seattle University         299-285-290-874 +22
8. Weber State               292-287-300-879 +27
9. Utah State                 299-285-303-887 +35
10. College of Idaho        300-307-304-911 +59

Individual Leaders:
1. Jesse Heinly Concordia University  65-68-67-200 -13
2. Jarred Bossio Idaho    70-67-66-203 -10
   Jay Myers San Jose State   66-65-72-203 -10
4. Ross Thomson Charleston Southern  68-66-70-204 -9
5. David Denlinger Charleston Southern  70-71-66-207 -6
   Matthew Hovan San Jose State  69-66-72-207 -6
   Clayton Kosanovich Boise State  65-69-73-207 -6

Other SJSU Scores:
T11 Daniel Semmler  73-68-70-211 -2
T17 Justin Estrada  69-74-71-214 +1
20 Christopher Lang 73-66-76-215 +2