Myers Takes Kauai Invite Lead; Spartans Stay Under Par

Lihue, Kauai-----On a day when 33 of the 75 players in the field posted a score of par or better, San Jose State freshman Jay Myers burst from the pack with a seven-under par 64 to take the individual lead at the Kauai Collegiate Invitational men’s golf tournament.

    Myers began the second round tied for 11th place at one-under par 70 and closed his day with a 30 for his final nine holes. His 134 total is one stroke ahead of University of San Diego’s Jake Yount, who posted the low score of the tournament with his second-round 63.

    First-round leader Mark Hubbard of San Jose State shot a two-over par 73 and is tied for ninth place at 139.

    In the team competition, the Spartans were under par for the second day in a row, but find themselves in third place at 565. San Diego vaulted into first place with a 17-under second round score of 267 for a 553 total. Drake is in second place at 562 in the 14-team field. Nine teams posted scores of par or better in the second round, but only three are under par heading into the final round.

    No Spartan had a second-round score higher than 73. Nick Brown signed for a 72 while Peter Gibbs bounced back from an opening round 80 and Rosco Valentine matched his first-round score of 73.

    The 54-hole tournament concludes with 18 holes on November 5.

36-hole results from the Kauai Collegiate Invitational men’s golf tournament
Puakea Golf Course, Lihue, Kauai
Par 71, 6,954 yards

Team scores

1. San Diego    553
2. Drake    562
3. San Jose State    565
4. Utah     569
    North Carolina Wilmington    569
6. James Madison    572
7. San Francisco    573
8. Loyola Marymount    575
    Gonzaga    575
10. Boise state    578
11. Louisiana Tech    582
12. Hawaii    583
13. UC Riverside    586
14. Osaka Gakuin    601

Leading individuals

1. Jay Myers, San Jose State    70-64-134
2. Jake Yount, San Diego    72-63-135
3. Chance Cota, Utah    69-67-136
    Blake Brown, Boise State    68-68-136
5.Domingo Jojola, USGF    69-68-137
    Derek Wallace, North Carolina Wilmington    67-70-137

Other San Jose State Scores
9. Mark Hubbard    66-73-139
37. Rosco Valentine    73-73-146
37. Nick Brown    74-72-146
62. Peter Gibbs    80-73-153