Three-Peat For San Jose State Men's Golf

Stateline, Nev. -- The #7-ranked San Jose State University men's golf team overcame a 10-stroke gap in the final 18 holes to win the Wolf Pack Classic and notch its third victory in as many tournaments this season.

Entering the day trailing host Nevada, the Spartans shot a two-under 286 in the final round making their 54-hole total 881 (+17), five strokes ahead of the second place Wolf Pack.

It is the first time in over twenty years that the San Jose State men's golf team has won three tournaments in a season, nonetheless three in a row. The Spartans are also the first team in the country this season to win three times.

"I'm very proud of these guys, they showed a lot of heart to comeback today," said San Jose State head coach John Kennaday. "It may not be the lowest score so far, but this is the best round of golf we've played this season."

The Spartans were fueled by senior Jay Myers who fired a final-round 70 on the 7,445-yard par 72 Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course en route to his first career individual win.

Myers shot 72-73-70-215 (-1) and was the only individual in the field of 81 to finish in red figures. He topped Nevada's Brian Knoll by two strokes for the victory.

"Jay played a great, gutsy round," said Kennaday. "I told him after his round that win, lose or draw he did a great job for us."

Along with Myers, Justin Estrada was also one of four players in the field to shoot the low score of 70 on the final 18 holes. Estrada finished the tournament with a six-over par 222 and in a tie for 13th place.

Sophomore Daniel Semmler also finished in the top-10 individually. He shot a three-over par 74 in the final round and a 221 (+5) for the tournament putting him in a tie for tenth.

Matthew Hovan put up a level-par 72 on the final 18 to shoot 222 (+7) for the tournament and finished in a tie for 15th while Christopher Lang rounded out the Spartans' five in a tie for 60th at 233 (+17).

San Jose State and the University of San Diego were the only two schools to shoot under par as a team on a cold and windy final day at the Wolf Pack Classic.

The Spartans topped Western Athletic Conference foes Nevada, Fresno State and Hawai'i.

San Jose State will be back to action on October 17-18 at the Alister MacKenzie Invitational  in Fairfax, Calif.

Final Team Results:
1 San Jose State 295-300-286-881 +17
2 Nevada 282-303-301-886 +22
3 Loyola Marymount 297-295-299-891 +27
4 Sacramento State 299-297-296-892 +28
5 San Diego 308-298-287-893 +29
6 Denver301 296-300-897 +33
7 Saint Mary's (CA) 304-302-295-901 +37
8 Wyoming297-302-306-905 +41
9 UC Santa Barbara 295-303-310-908 +44
10 Washington State  299-317-293-909 +45
11 Fresno State 308-298-304-910 +46
12 Santa Clara  307-299-308-914 +50
13 Hawaii 319-297-301-917 +53
14 Texas El Paso 320-322-303-945 +81

Top-Ten Individuals:
1 Jay Myers SJSU 72 73 70 215 -1
2 Brian Knoll Nevada 72 74 71 217 +1
  Jordan Weir Sacramento State 75 69 73 217 +1
4 Thomas Kua Hawaii 75 73 70 218 +2
  Kevin Lucas Nevada 70 77 71 218 +2
6 Bryan Bergna Loyola Marymount 74 71 74 219 +3
7 Alex Ching San Diego 75 71 74 220 +4
  Ole Ramsnes Denver 74 71 75 220 +4
  Jake Hedge Wyoming 69 75 76 220 +4

10 Russell Boring UC Santa Barbara 71 75 75 221 +5
     Daniel Semmler San Jose State 71 76 74 221 +5
    Jarrett Foote Washington State 75 75 71 221 +5

Other SJSU Results:
T13 Justin Estrada  77 75 70 222 +6
T15 Matthew Hovan  75 76 72 223 +7
T60 Christopher Lang  77 81 75 233 +17
T20 Connor Covington (Individual) 79 74 71 224 +8