Men's Golf Moves Up At St. Mary's Invitational Opener

Pebble Beach, Calif.-----With one of the better team scores in the second round, San Jose State University moved into 13th place heading into the final round of the St. Mary’s Invitational men’s golf tournament.

The Spartans posted a two-over par 290-team score on the par 72 Poppy Hills Golf Course, a 21-stroke improvement over the opening round of the season for a 601 total. Three of the five San Jose State players, freshman Peter Gibbs making his major college debut, sophomore Stephan Stallworth and senior Jon Tringale, all matched or bettered par in round two. Gibbs and Stallworth led the way with one-under par 71’s. Tringale had his best round since October 2005 by matching par on the Poppy Hills Course.

Baylor is the team leader in the 18-team field with a 581 score. Alabama Birmingham is second at 585. Wisconsin, third at 586; Memphis, at 587; and Santa Clara at 589 also are in the top five.

Brad Smith of Alabama Birmingham and Wesley Williams of Baylor are the co-leaders after 36 holes with 141 scores. Only six players in the 95-man field are under par with 18 holes to go on September 11.

Gibbs is the top Spartan at 148 and is tied for 25th place. Stallworth, a 2007 second-team All-Western Athletic Conference selection, is tied for 33rd at 149.

36-hole results from the St. Mary’s Invitational Men’s Golf Tournament
Poppy Hills Golf Course, Pebble Beach, Calif.
Par 72, 6,857 yards

Team Scores

1. Baylor 581
2. Alabama Birmingham 585
3. Wisconsin 586
4. Memphis 587
5. Santa Clara 589
6. Long Beach State 590
Loyola Marymount 590
8. Texas Arlington 591
9. Saint Mary’s (Calif.) 593
10. Eastern Michigan 594
11. Colorado 598
Nevada 598
14. Miami (Ohio) 607
15. Houston 611
Kansas 611
17. Nebraska 614
18. San Francisco 616

Individual Leaders
1. Brad Smith, Alabama Birmingham 72-69-141
Wesley Williams, Baylor 71-70-141
3. Danny Zimmerman, Wisconsin 73-69-142
4. Dan Woltman, Wisconsin 72-71-143
Michael Drake, Long Beach State 71-72-143
Jimmy Cacho, Santa Clara 71-72-143
7. Jordan Payne, Memphis 76-68-144
8. Jordan Irwin, Houston 75-70-145
Graham Hill, Eatern Michigan 70-75-145
Ian Rochester, Memphis 74-71-145

San Jose State Scores
25. Peter Gibbs 77-71-148
33. Stephan Stallworth 78-71-149
47. Jon Tringale 79-72-151
58. Drew Nottenkamper 77-76-153
89. Rosco Valentine 81-81-162