Spartans Fifth At Western Intercollegiate; Stallworth Sixth

Santa Cruz, Calif.-----Stephan Stallworth and Mark Hubbard each posted scores of two-under par 68 as San Jose State finished the first 36 holes of the 64th annual Western Intercollegiate men's golf tournament in fifth place.

The Spartans have a two-round team total of 720. Defending champion Oregon, ranked fourth in the country is the team leader at 692. UCLA, fifth nationally, is close behind at 694. Tulsa at 716 and UC Irvine at 717 also are ahead of San Jose State in the six-player, score-five format at the 6,615-yard par 70 Pasatiempo Golf Course. Twelve teams are competing for the team trophy of the longest-running men's collegiate golf tournament west of the Mississippi River.

Stallworth finished the day as the top Spartan performer. His 68 followed an opening round, even par 70 for a 138 total. He is one of three golfers tied for sixth place.

Hubbard's 68 helped San Jose State to a sixth-place start after round one. He added a 72 and is tied for 13th place at even par 140.

Powered by the low score of the tournament, a five-under par, first round 65, Eugene Wong of Oregon is the individual leader at 135. He is two shots ahead of 2008 Western Intercollegiate champion Jack Newman of Michigan, UC Irvine';/s John Chin, UCLA'a Alex Kim and Oregon State's Mike Barry.

Jay Myers, who opened with an even par 70, is a third Spartan in the top-20 tied for 19th place at 142. Matt Hovan at 148, Christopher Lang at 152 and Rosco Valentine at 155 comprised the remaining San Jose State team scores. Nick Brown at 148, Miguel Camitoc at 152, Drew Nottenkamper with a 154 and Ryan Collins at 162 are San Jose State players competing as individual entries.

The 54-hole tournament conlcudes with 18 holes on April 18. Live scoring is available at www,golfstat.com.