Stallworth Starts PGA Collegiate Championship Third

Port St. Lucie, Fla.-----Sophomore Stephan Stallworth was one of only three golfers in a 33-player field to match or better par with an even par 72 in the first round of the PGA Minority College Golf Championship Independent Division.

Stallworth continued his fine play from the Western Athletic Conference Championship on the par 72, Wanamaker Course at the PGA Golf Club.

Only Amit Odaiyar of Florida Atlantic and Armando Favela of Loyola University are head of Stallworth with one-under par 71’s.

“This a very difficult golf course. It’s different from what we are used to playing,” said San Jose State University men’s golf coach John Kennaday. “The course has Bermuda greens and Bermuda grass and we don’t get to see that often.”

Stallworth is one of two Spartans competing in the Independent Division of the the 54-hole event sponsored by the Professional Golfers Association. Freshman Miguel Camitoc is tied for 14th place after an opening round 78.

Five other tournaments under the Minority Collegiate Golf Championship are taking place simultaneously at the Wanamaker and Ryder Golf Courses at the PGA Club. The Individual Division, which has 33 golfers, is open to student-athletes who are African-American, Hispanic American, Native or Alaskan American, Asian or Pacific Island American.

Stallworth and Camitoc are the first two San Jose State players to compete in the 22-year history of the championship.

18-hole results from the 22nd PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship Independent Division
Wanamaker Course, Port St Lucie, Fla,
Par 72

1. Armando Favela, Loyola University 71
Amit Odaiyar, Florida Atlantic 71
3. Stephan Stallworth, San Jose State 72
4. Vincent Johnson, Oregon State 73
5. Chris Hall, Johnson & Wales 74
Juan Ronderos, Bethune Cookman 74
Srgio Edness, Johnson & Wales 74
8. A.J. Broderick, Johnson & Wales 75
9. Edmund Tan, Northwood 76
Derrick Williams, Cleveland State 76
Chris Nieto, new Mexico State 76
Scott Carmichael, Johnson & Wales 76
13. Henry Stetina, New Mexico State 77
14. Miguel Camitoc, San Jose State 78
Kyle Slattery, Johnson & Wales 78