Stockton, Calif.-----San Jose State University’s Mark Hubbard and Jay Myers each carded two-under par 69’s for a top-20 individual finish in the final round of the Pacific Invitational men’s golf tournament.
The two Spartans were among six players tied for 20th with 212 totals on the par 71, 6,757-yard Brookside Country Club course. For Hubbard, his 69 was his second under par round in as many days. The junior from Denver had three birdies and a bogey over the final 18 holes. Myers started quickly with an eagle on the 10th hole, his first of the day, and added three birdies en route to his season-best 69.
As a team, the Spartans started the day 11th and finished in tenth place at 869 after a final round team score of 291. UC Davis, the team leader going into the last 18 holes, held on with an 832 to edge out Brigham Young and Oregon. Brigham Young, with the day’s best team score at 275, was second at 833 and Oregon was next at 834.
Fresno State at 842 and Kansas State at 843 rounded out the top five teams in the 12-team field.
UC Davis’ Tyler Raber completed a start-to-finish victory. Despite a one-over par 72, Raber’s 199 was four strokes better than Oregon’s Eugene Wong, who shared the first round lead with the champion at seven-under par 64. Brigham Young’s Brady Johnson finished at 204 and in third place one stroke behind Wong.
Rosco Valentine was San Jose State’s third best finisher tying for 42nd place at 221. Stephan Stallworth at 224 and Nick Brown, at 235, were the Spartans’ remaining entries.
San Jose State returns to action in February 2010 competing in the 21st annual Mauna Loa Invitational hosted by the University of Hawaii, February 1-3.
Final 54-hole results from the Pacific Invitational men’s golf tournament
Brookside Country Club, Stockton, Calif.
Par 71, 6,757 yards
1. UC Davis 832
2. Brigham Young 833
3. Oregon 834
4. Fresno State 842
5. Kansas State 843
6. Saint Mary’s 844
7. Denver 847
8. Pacific 848
9. Cal State Northridge 863
10. San Jose State 869
11. Sacramento State 871
12. Cal State Fullerton 884
1. Tyler Raber, UC Davis 64-63-72-199
2. Eugene Wong, Oregon 64-66-73-203
3. Brady Johnson, Brigham Young 70-68-66-204
4. Mitchell Gregson, Kansas State 69-70-66-205
5. Adam Barkow, Fresno State 68-70-=68-206
Robbie Fillmore, Brigham Young 65-69-72-206
San Jose State Scores
20. Mark Hubbard 76-67-69-212
20. Jay Myers 72-71-69-212
42. Rosco Valentine 73-74-74-221
50. Stephan Stallworth 75-70-79-224
60. Nick Brown 76-79-80-235