Blickensderfer Top-Five After 18; Spartans Fifth

 

San Martin, Calif. -- After the first 18 holes, San Jose State men's golf is in a tie for fifth place in the Gifford Collegiate at CordeValle Country Club in San Martin, Calif.

 

The Spartans shot an eight-over par 363 as a team at the 7,360-yard, par 71 CordeValle Country Club. They are alongside #23-Northwestern in fifth, trailing the leader UCLA by 13 shots.

 

Cody Blickensderfer was San Jose State's low man in the first round firing a two-under par 69. He had five birdies on the day and is currently in a tie for fifth place on the player leader board.

 

Connor Covington and Landon Polterock join Blickensderfer inside the top-25. Covington shot a 71 (E) and is tied for 13th while Polterock, in his first action of the season, is tied for 23rd. Daniel Semmler shot a 75 (+4) good for 42nd, and Justin Estrada is tied for 52nd after a 76 (+5). 

 

Taylor Bromley added a 77 (+6) for the Spartans in the play six, score five format. Thomas Masters posted a 79 (+8) as an individual.

 

Stanford's Cameron Wilson set the pace in round one shooting a 10-under par 61. He is seven strokes ahead of the group of three players tied in second place.

 

With 36 holes remaining, San Jose State sits ahead of top-25 teams Southern Methodist University (13) and Southern California (8). The 54-hole event continues on Tuesday with second-round tee times starting at 8:30 a.m. off holes one and 10. 

 

The Spartans' final tournament of the fall series concludes Wednesday with the final 18 holes.

 

Gifford Collegiate

 
CordeValle Country Club  

Par 71 - 7,360 yards

 

18-hole results 

 
   

Team Scores 

 
1. #5 UCLA 350 (-5)
2. #17 Stanford 353 (-2)
3. #30 Tennessee 355 (E)
4. #46 Coastal Carolina 362 (+7)
T5. San Jose State 363 (+8)
T5. #23 Northwestern 363 (+8)
7. #13 SMU 365 (+10)
8. #8 Southern California  366 (+11)
9. #50 Oregon 371 (+16)
10. Lamar 373 (+18)

 

Leading Individuals 

 
1. Cameron Wilson (Stanford) 61 (-10)
T2. David Fink (Oregon State) 68 (-3)
T2. Jay Hwang (UCLA) 68 (-3)
T2. Pontus Widegren (UCLA) 68 (-3)
T5. Cody Blickensderfer 69 (-2)
T5. Rick Lamb (Tennesse)

69 (-2)

T5. Matt Pinizzotto (UCLA) 69 (-2)
T5. Manav Shah (UCLA) 69 (-2)
   

San Jose State Scores 

 
T13. Connor Covington 71 (E)
T23. Landon Polterock  72 (+1)
T42. Daniel Semmler 75 (+4)
T52. Justin Estrada 76 (+5)
T61. Taylor Bromley 77 (+6)
T65. Thomas Masters (I) 79 (+8)