Men's Golf Second After 36 At Bill Cullum Invitational

Simi Valley, Calif.-----Jay Myers fired identical even par scores of 72 to lead San Jose State University to a second-place start after 36 holes of the Bill Cullum Invitational men's golf tournament.

            Myers' 144 on the 6,787-yard Wood Ranch Golf Course places him in 12th place in the 92-player field. Close behind is teammate Matthew Hovan who posted the Spartans' low round of the day, a two-under par 70 in the afternoon for a 145 total.

            Mark Hubbard at 147, Nick Brown with a 149 and Justin Estrada at 150 round out the San Jose State team for the final tournament of the fall season.

            The Spartans have a team score of 582, one stroke behind the University of Portland's 581. San Jose State counted six scores of par or lower - the most by any of the 15 teams in the field on the first day's play.

            "We hung in there pretty good," said San Jose State John Kennaday. "This is not an easy course to play the first time. It rained Sunday and the course was wet (today) and the rough was high. The greens were kind of small and have a lot of different shelves to them.

            "We're near the top. So, it's a matter of putting it all together."

            Cal State Bakersfield Kenny Pigman took the opening round lead with a 67 and added a 72 for a 139. He is two shots ahead of five other golfers.

            Senior Drew Nottenkamper, playing as a San Jose State individual entry, is tied for eighth at 143. His morning round 68 was he third lowest score of the day.

            The 54-hole tournament concludes with 18 holes on October 26.

36-hole results from the Bill Cullum Invitational men's golf tournament
Wood Ranch Golf Course, Simi Valley, Calif.
Par 72, 6,787 yards

Team Scores

1. Portland                        581
2. San Jose State            582
3. UC Riverside                  584
4. Cal State Northridge       585
5. Cal State San Bernardino 587
6. South Dakota State        592
    Cal State Fullerton          592
8. Cal State Bakersfield       593
9. Utah State                      597
10. Sacramento State          599
11. DePaul                          600
12. Southern Utah               601
13. Utah Valley                    608
14. California Lutheran         616
15. Cal State San Marcos      617

Leading Individuals

1. Kenny Pigman, Cal State Bakersfield     67-72-139
2. David Smith, South Dakota State          76-65-141
    Nick Delio, Cal State Northridge            72-69-141
    Jeff Evans, Southern Utah                     70-71-141
    Jake Wagner, Portland                          70-71-141

San Jose State team scores
12. Jay Myers            72-72-144
13. Matthew Hovan    75-70-145
24. Mark Hubbard      75-72-147
36. Nick Brown           72-77-149
38. Justin Estrada       72-78-150

San Jose State individual scores

8. Drew Nottenkamper       68-75-143
51. Carter Pool                  73-80-153
58. Miguel Camitoc            79-75-154
81. Ryan Collins                 81-79-160
86. Daniel Semmler           82-80-162