Columbia, Mo.-----Mark Hubbard’s opening-round 71 and Stephan Stallworth’s even par 72 later in the day led the way for San Jose State University which finds itself in eighth place heading into the final round of the UMB Bank-Mizzou Tiger Classic men’s golf tournament.
The Spartans have a 36-hole total of 599 on the two-year-old, par 72, Club at Old Hawthorne course. San Jose State was one of six teams under 300 in the morning round.
Indiana leads the 11-team field with an even par 576. Arkansas is second at 584 followed by Iowa State and Wichita State, tied for third at 589.
"We're definitely seeing some light at the end of the tunnel. Our mental game is improved. We're making progress again and showing good signs," said San Jose State head coach John Kennaday, whose team started play in temperatures below 50 degrees and with 10-12 mile per hour Southern winds that chilled the air even more. "Even though we gave away a few shots in the morning on a tough golf course, we got off to a good start."
Stallworth is the top San Jose State individual after the first day’s play with a 147. He is tied for 10th place. Hubbard is one stroke back at 148 and is tied for 18th place.
Indiana’s Jorge Campillo posted the day’s low score, a six-under 66 in the afternoon round and holds a four-stroke lead over Arkansas’ Andrew Landry. Randy Hutchinson of Michigan State is the only other player under par in the 63-player field with his 143.
The 54-hole tournament concludes with 18 holes on April 8.
36-hole results from the UMB Bank-Mizzou Tiger Classic
The Club at Old Hawthorne, Columbia, Mo.
Par 72, 7,221 yards
1. Indiana 576
2. Arkansas 584
3. Wichita State 589
Iowa State 589
5. Kansas State 591
6. Michigan 592
Michigan State 592
8. San Jose State 599
9. Washington 609
10. Missouri 615
11. Xavier 618
1. Jorge Campillo, Indiana 72-66-138
2. Andrew Landry, Arkansas 69-73-142
3. Randy Hutchinson, Michigan State 72-71-143
4. Drew Allenspach, Indiana 72-72-144
Ben Herrera, Iowa State 74-70-144
Will Osborne, Arkansas 74-70-144
San Jose State scores
10. Stephan Stallworth 75-72-147
18. Mark Hubbard 71-77-148
31. Rosco Valentine 74-77-151
43. Peter Gibbs 80-75-155
58. Drew Nottenkamper 78-81-159