Men's Golf Opens Season At Windon Memorial Classic

For the first time in 11 years, the San Jose State University men’s golf team is headed to the Windy City, as the Spartans are set to open the 2008-09 season at the Windon Memorial Classic, hosted by Northwestern University, October 5-6.

San Jose State was ready to begin the season in September at the Rees Jones Intercollegiate in South Carolina, but cancelled its trip due to Tropical Storm Hanna that went through the area that weekend.  The last time a Spartan men’s golf team was in Illinois was for the 1997 NCAA Championships. San Jose State finished tied for 20th place.

The Spartans are one of 15 teams in the field that will take on the par 72, 7,031-yard North Shore Country Club Course. Kent State, Illinois and Indiana, 2008 NCAA Championship teams, top the field. Purdue, Coastal Carolina, Liberty, Missouri, Tulsa, Marquette, Michigan, Santa Clara, Colorado, New Mexico and host Northwestern round out the field.

The San Jose State five-man lineup consists of sophomores Mark Hubbard and Peter Gibbs, seniors Aaron Conrad and Matt Montez and freshman Jay Myers playing in his first major college tournament.

Hubbard begins the 54-hole tournament playing in the number-one position for the Spartans. His dad, Bruce Hubbard, was Northwestern’s leading pass catcher on the 1968 and 1969 Wildcat football teams.

All players are scheduled to play 36 holes on Sunday, October 5 beginning at 7:30 a.m. (CDT). The tournament concludes with 18 holes on Monday, October 6 starting at 8:00 a.m. (CDT).

Live scoring is available at Golfstat.com.