Estrada, Semmler Under Par At Alister MacKenzie

Fairfax, Calif. -- San Jose State University shot back-to-back even-par rounds of 284 on the first day of the Alister Mackenzie Invitational in Fairfax, Calif., on October 15.


After the first 36 holes the Spartans are in 11th place out of 16 on the team leader board. GolfStat's #1-ranked California leads the tournament after shooting 35-under par on the 6,759-yard par 71 Meadow Club. 


Justin Estrada's second round of 66 (-5) was the highlight of the day for San Jose State. He went even on the first 18 with an eagle on the par-five first hole. Then Estrada made four birdies in a row, closing with five birdies in the last six holes en route to a 66. It's a career-low round for Estrada whose previous low was a 67 in the final round of the 2011 Alister MacKenzie Invitational. 


"I thought Justin played great," said San Jose State head coach John Kennaday. "He stepped up today and played really well."


Daniel Semmler was also under par today shooting 69-71-140 (-2). He made four birdies in his second round and moved up to a tie for 24th on the player leader board. 


Connor Covington, in a tie for 38th, shot 71-72-143 (+1). Taylor Bromley shot 73-75-148 (+6) and is tied for 64th. Cody Blickensderfer had two rounds of 75 for a nine-over par 150.


California's Brandon Hagy is the individual leader after going 16-under par on the first 36 holes.


"I was encouraged by what I saw from our guys today," Kennaday said. "The scores don't quite reflect what we can do yet, but I think they will."


The final round of the 54-hole Alister Mackenzie Invitational begins Tuesday with tee times on the 10th hole starting at 7:45 a.m. and off the first hole at 8:00 a.m. Live stats are available by clicking here.


Team Leader Board

1 California -35 265-268-553

2 San Francisco -26 270-272-542

T3 BYU -9 275-284-559

T3 Wichita State -9 278-281-559

T3 #24 San Diego State -9 284-275-559

T3 Colorado Springs -9 279-280-559

7 #44 Fresno State -7 289-272-561

8 #36 Oregon State -6 285-277-562

9 #33 UC Davis -5 285-278-563

10 Colorado -4 279-285-564

11 San Jose State E 284-284-568

T12 Arizona State +3 286-285-571

T12 #45 Oregon +3 286-285-571

14 Michigan +12 294-286-580

15 Nevada +15 293-290-583

16 Hawaii +17 294-291-585


Player Leader Board

1 Brandon Hagy California -16 64-62-126

2 Taylor Davis San Francisco -11 66-65-131

3 Xander Schauffele San Diego State -9 68-65-133

T4 Zachary Blair BYU -7 69-66-135

T4 Michael Kim California -7 64-71-135

T4 Joel Stalter California -7 70-65-135


SJSU Results

T11 Justin Estrada -5  71-66-137

T24 Daniel Semmler -2  69-71 140

T38 Connor Covington +1 71-72-143

T64 Taylor Bromley +6 73-75-148

T70 Cody Blickensderfer +8 75-75-150