Men's Golf Starts 8th At Fresno State Lexus Classic

Fresno, Calif.-----Stephan Stallworth posted identical scores of even par 72 to lead San Jose State University to an eighth-place start at the Fresno State Lexus Golf Classic.

    Stallworth is tied for seventh individually at 144 on the 6,511-yard Belmont Country Club course. UC Davis’ Phil Huffman takes his 139 and two-stroke lead into the final round of the 54-hole tournament on March 10.

    In the team competition, San Jose State is eighth at 596. The Spartans struggled in the morning round with a 15-over par 303 and rebounded with a 293 in the afternoon 18 holes.

    “We were told we were in the lead early, but we had a 7-to-9 hole stretch that knocked us for a loop. We weathered a storm, handled it very well and got back in our game,” said San Jose State coach John Kennaday who described the Belmont Country Club course as very short and tight with greens like bricks due to the cold and windy conditions.

    Besides Stallworth’s even par total, the Spartans also got an even par round from freshman Nick Brown. Neither Brown nor Stallworth were in the lineup for San Jose State’s most recent tournament in Hawaii. Brown has a 148 total and is tied for 20th place. Mark Hubbard is at 151 while Aaron Conrad at 154 and Jay Myers at 160 both came back from high morning scores to post a counting round of 75 or better in the afternoon.

    “We’re fortunate to have this kind of depth on the team,” added the Spartans’ coach on the play of Brown and Stallworth.

    UC Davis and Washington share the team lead at 584. Host Fresno State and Brigham Young are tied for third at 590. Seven of the remaining 16 teams in the 20-team field are within nine strokes of third place.

36-hole results from the Fresno State Lexus Golf Classic
Belmont Country Club, Fresno, Calif.
Par 72, 6,511 yards

Team Scores

1. UC Davis    584
    Washington    584
3. Fresno State    590
    Brigham Young    590
5. San Diego State    592
6. UC Irvine    593
7. Nevada    595
8. San Jose State    596
9. Pacific    597
10. Oklahoma    599
      San Diego    599
12. UC Santa Barbara    601
13. Cal State Northridge    602
14. Boise State    606
      Sacramento State    606
16. Arizona State    608
17. Fresno City College    609
18. Texas El Paso    610
19. Hawaii    624
20. Cal State Bakersfield    635

Leading Individuals
1. Phil Huffman, UC Davis    72-67-139
2. Michael Im, UC Irvine    70-71-141
3. Todd Angel, Fresno State    69-73-142
    Taylor Coffman, Nevada    72-70-142
    Nick Taylor, Washington    72-70-142
6. Ramie Sprinkling, UC Davis    68-75-143
7. Stephan Stallworth, San Jose State    72-72-144
    Robbie Fillmore, Brigham Young    71-73-144
    Richard Lee, Washington    75-69-144
10. Andrew Cooley, San Diego State    73-72-145
      Andrew Gunson, UC Santa Barbara    74-71-145
    Nick Killpack, Brigham Young    71-74-145

Other San Jose State scores
20. Nick Brown    76-72-148
46. Mark Hubbard    75-76-151
64. Aaron Conrad    80-74-154
88. Jay Myers    85-75-160