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
1. South Carolina 869
2. North Carolina Wilmington 906
3. Kennesaw State 909
4. Michigan State 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
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