Oct. 8, 2015
San Jose, Calif. -- The San José State University men's golf team will be part of a 16-team field at the Alister MacKenzie Invitational, hosted by Cal, beginning Monday, October 12.
The Spartans will play alongside Mountain West foes Fresno State, Nevada and San Diego State along with: Arizona State, BYU, Colorado, Hawai'i, Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon State, Pepperdine, San Diego, San Francisco, UC Davis and host, Cal.
The schools will participate in a 54-hole stroke play format on the 6,734-yard, par 71, Meadow Club course in Fairfax, Calif. The teams will have a shotgun start at 8:15 a.m. PT on Monday.
The golfers will play 36 holes on Monday and 18 holes on Tuesday. Five players per team will play with the low four individual scores each round counting toward the team score.
Fans can follow the Alister MacKenzie Invitational action with live scoring updates provided by Golfstat.
The Spartans lineup will be determined later in the week by head coach John Kennaday as the squad is currently going through an internal team qualifying process.
"The general process, particularly this time of year is open qualifying. That's what we're going thru right now. In the qualifier, there are four open spots and one coach's pick but I will typically stay very close to the leader board, I don't venture off the leader board often. This will be a four round qualifier as we are through three rounds already. The final round will be at the Pasatiempo Golf Club on October 8th," said Kennaday.
Check out the Spartans lineup later in the week when its announced via Instagram (@sjsuspartans).
LAST TIME OUT:
The Spartans last competed on September 25-27 in the Golfweek Conference Challenge in Burlington, Iowa, finishing 10th out of 15 teams. The lineup featured: Matthew Ashley, Cody Blick, Taylor Bromley, Matthew Murray and Scott Munger. Blick had the top individual score among the Spartans, finishing tied for third, shooting eight-under 208 over 54 holes. He was three shots behind the leader, Raymond Knoll of Iowa.
LAST YEAR AT THE ALISTER MACKENZIE INVITATIONAL:
In last year's tournament, the Spartans finished 15th out of 16 teams. Cody Blick was the Spartans' leading individual finishing tied for 11th, shooting one-under 212.
Taylor Bromley and Henrik Sohlberg were also was part of last year's lineup shooting 10-over 223 and 14-over 227, respectively.
OVER THE YEARS AT THE ALISTER MACKENZIE INVITATIONAL:
The Spartans have played in each of the 12 Alister MacKenzie Invitational since its inception in 2002. The tournament was not played in 2008. The best finish for the Spartans was a second place showing in 2006, finishing behind Cal.
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