Spartans 13th After 36 At Alister MacKenzie Invite

Fairfax, Calif. -- Three 68's in the afternoon helped San Jose State to a 12 stroke improvement between rounds on the first day of the Alister MacKenzie Invitational  on October 17 in Fairfax, Calif.

The #27-ranked Spartans are in 13th place after 36 holes, shooting 289-277-566 (-2) as a team.

Justin Estrada, Jay Myers and Matthew Hovan all finished at three-under par in the second round on the 6,718-yard par 71 Meadow Club.

After he fired a team low 69 in the opening round, Estrada had an eagle and four birdies in round two and at five-under par for the tournament is in a tie for 14th place.

Myers is close behind, shooting 71-68-139 (-3) and sits in a tie for 22nd place while Hovan finished with a one-under 141 and is in a tie for 34th place.

San Jose State counted a 73 in round two from Christopher Lang who shot 76 in the morning and is tied for 72nd place at 147 (+7). San Jose State counted Daniel Semmler's 77 in the first round and after going on to shoot 80 in the afternoon Semmler is in 80th place at 157 (+15).

#2-ranked Oregon, fueled by Eugene Wong, is 30-under par with a 538 and leads host #19-ranked California by two strokes on the team leader board. Wong shot 65-63-128 (-14) and leads individually by four shots.

The Alister MacKenzie Invitational concludes on October 18 with 18 holes. Tee times for the final round begin at 8:00 a.m.

Team Leader Board:
1 2 Oregon 270-268-538 (-30)
2 19 Califoria 273-267-540 (-28)
T3 23 San Diego State 272-272-544 (-24)
T3 San Francisco 268-276-544 (-24)
T5 Brigham Young 280-277-557 (-11)
T5 36 Colorado State 284-273557 (-11)
7 Fresno State 284-274-558 (-10)
8 Colorado 277-283-560 (-8)
9 Oregon State 281-281-562 (-6)
10 Pacific 285-278-563 (-5)
T11 UC Davis 280-285-565 (-3)
T11 New Mexico State 284-281-565 (-3)
13 27 San Jose State 289-277-566 (-2)
14 Washington State 284-285-569 (+1)
15 UC Irvine 284-288-572 (+4)
16 Utah 290-284-574 (+6)

Individual Leaders:
1    Eugene Wong   Oregon      65-63-128 (-14) 
T2   Pete Fernandez     UC Irvine    64-68-132 (-10) 
T2   Max Homa    California     66-66-132 (-10) 
T4   Ji Hwan Park    San Francisco   68-65-133 (-9) 
T4   Bhavik Patel   Fresno State    70-63-133 (-9)

SJSU Results:
T15 Justin Estrada   69-68-137 (-5)
T22 Jay Myers    71-68-139 (-3)
T34 Matthew Hovan   73-68-141 (-1)
T72 Christopher Lang   76-73-149 (+7)
80  Daniel Semmler   77-80-157 (+15)