Men's Golf Finishes 9th At Rees Jones Intercollegiate

 Daufuskie, S.C.-----Mark Hubbard posted his first top-20 finish of the 2009-10 season tying for 14th place to lead San Jose State University to a ninth-place finish at the Rees Jones Intercollegiate men's golf tournament.

            Hubbard posted a 54-hole total of 227 on the par 72, 7,380-yard Haig Point Jones Signature Course. Only two players broke par - South Carolina teammates George Bryan IV and Paul Woodbury, who was declared the medalist after winning a two-hole playoff. Bryan IV and Woodbury finished at 214.

            San Jose State, playing in South Carolina for the first time since John Kennaday was named coach in 2005, finished ninth in the 12-team field. The Spartans shot a 929 after its best 18-hole team score of 306 in the final round.

            "It's important to build on this learning experience. It's important for a (West Coast) team to learn the skill of going back east and dealing with the time change, different weather conditions and playing on Bermuda greens," said Kennaday. "This was a very difficult golf course and the greens were fabulous."

            South Carolina, with all five of its players in the top-25 was an easy winner at 869. North Carolina Wilmington was second at 906. Kennesaw State was third at 909. Host Michigan State and Pepperdine tied for fourth at 911.

            San Jose State sophomore Jay Myers posted the best final round score for the Spartans with a two-over par 74. Myers tied for 25th place at 231. Matthew Hovan and Nick Brown tied for 41st place at 238. Stephan Stallworth's 242 rounded out the San Jose State scores.

            The Spartans return to action, Monday, October 12, participating in the Alister MacKenzie Invitational at the Meadow Club in Corte Madera, Calif.

Final 54-hole results from the Rees Jones Intercollegiate men's golf tournament

Haig Point Jones Signature Course, Daufuskie, S.C.

Par 72, 7,380 yards

Team Scores

1. South Carolina                             869

2. North Carolina Wilmington            906

3. Kennesaw State                           909

4. Michigan State                             911

    Pepperdine                                  911

6. Georgia State                              913

7. Mercer                                        918

8. Jacksonville                                 926

9. San Jose State                             929

10. College of Charleston                 930

11. Tennessee State                        949

12. Winthrop                                   950

Leading individuals

1. Paul Woodbury, South Carolina            74-68-72-214

2. George Bryan IV, South Carolina          74-71-69-214

3. Bobby Fredeking, Jacksonville              74-72-71-217

4. Shane Mason, Pepperdine                    75-71-72-218

    Tom Sherreard, Georgia State              76-72-70-218

San Jose State Scores

14. Mark Hubbard                                   76-75-76-227

25. Jay Myers                                         81-76-74-231

41. Nick Brown                                       78-82-78-238

41. Matthew Hovan                                 81-79-78-238

48. Stephan Stallworth                            78-80-84-242