Stallworth Up To 7th;Team Tied For 5th At WAC

Stephan Stallworth was one of only six in the 45-player field to match or better par in the second round of the Western Athletic Conference Men’s Golf Championship.

Stallworth posted an even-par 72 for a 149 total at the Cinnabar Hills Golf Club. He is in a seventh place tie and is 10 strokes behind tournament leader Troy Merritt of Boise State. Merritt has a 139 score after two rounds.

In the team race, the Spartans find themselves in a fifth-place tie with Nevada at 615.

“Stephan and Rosco (Valentine) played quite well. It was tough out there. This is a team deal. We need a couple more good scores tomorrow,” said San Jose State head coach John Kennaday, who got a 75 from Valentine for the team’s second-best score of the day.

“I felt like things were going quite well. The guys came ready to play. It looks like the 11th hole hit us (four bogeys and a double bogey). Somehow, we let our momentum stop.”

New Mexico State has a team total of 588 on the par 72 Cinnabar Hills Golf Club course. Boise State turned in the best team score of the second round with a 294 and has a 591 total heading into the final round on April 30. Fresno State is in third place at 601, 13 strokes behind New Mexico State.

The championship concludes with a final 18 on April 30. There is no admission charge to attend the championship. Live scoring is available at www.golfstat.com.

36-hole results from the Western Athletic Conference Men’s Golf Championship
Cinnabar Hills Golf Club, San Jose, Calif.
Par 72

Team Scores

1. New Mexico State 588
2. Boise State 591
3. Fresno State 601
4. Louisiana Tech 613
5. San Jose State 615
Nevada 615
7. Idaho 621
8. Utah State 627
9. Hawaii 633


Leading Individuals
1. Troy Merritt, Boise State 68-70-138
2. Matt Hastings, Boise State 73-70-143
Grant Doverspike, Fresno State 73-70-143
4. Joshua Stewart, New Mexico State 67-77-144
5. Kevin Lozares, New Mexico State 69-77-146
6. Scott Smith, Nevada 73-74-147
7. Stephan Stallworth, San Jose State 77-72-149
Travis Reid, New Mexico State 75-74-149
9. Todd Angel, Fresno State 79-71-150
Matt Edwards, New Mexico State 75-75-150
John Baranco, Boise State 75-75-150

Other San Jose State Scores
12. Rosco Valentine 76-75-151
24. Miguel Camitoc 77-80-157
29. Mark Hubbard 77-82-159
43. Ryan Collins 83-81-164