Spartans Add Local Star for 2008-09

Jay Myers, a high school senior at San Jose’s Branham High School, has signed a National Letter-of-Intent and plans to be a member of the 2008-09 San Jose State University men’s golf program. John Kennaday, the Spartans’ head coach made the announcement.

Once a two-sport athlete in basketball and golf, Myers began focusing on golf at the start of his junior year with positive results. As a junior, he was the 2007 Blossom Valley Athletic League champion.

“Jay is an emerging prospect. He is steadily climbing the rankings in the National Junior Golf Scoreboard. He has an outstanding work ethic,” says the San Jose State coach about Myers who is ranked 241st nationally. “San Jose State is a community-based team and we are fortunate to sign a local talent like Jay.”

During the summer of 2007, Myers was the medalist at the Srixon Qualifier for the Golf World West Coast Championship with a four-under par 68. He went on to finish in a fourth-place tie at the AJGA Golf World Wet Coast Championship with a one-over par 217 for 54 holes.

Myers qualified for the 2007 California State Amateur championship, earned an exemption to play in American Junior Golf Association tournaments and entered AJGA events in New Mexico, Idaho, Arizona and California.