Men's Golf 13th at St. Mary's Invitational

Pebble Beach, Calif.-----Freshman Peter Gibbs was San Jose State University’s top golfer finishing tied for 22nd at the St. Mary’s Invitational men’s tournament.

Gibbs posted a 54-hole total of 222 on the par 72, Poppy Hills Golf Course. He finished eight strokes behind individual champion Wesley Williams of Baylor who had a two-under par 214. University of Memphis’ Ian Rochester was the only other player under par at one-under par 215. The San Jose State freshman had most of his success on the par 5’s with an aggregate five-under par for the three rounds.

In the team competition, San Jose State finished 13th in its first tournament of the season. The Spartans had a 906 total. Baylor finished first at 878. Alabama Birmingham was second at 882 and Saint Mary’s was third at 883.

“I’m extremely confident in this team. We didn’t have a good tournament, but we can put things together,” said San Jose State coach John Kennaday, now in his third season. “We needed to find out where we are. We have a real good picture of what we need to do. This wake up call is good for us.”

San Jose State returns to action, September 29 & 30, at the University of Hawaii Shootout in Las Vegas, Nev.

Final 54-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 878
2. Alabama Birmingham 882
3. Saint Mary’s (Calif.) 883
Texas Arlington 883
5. Eastern Michigan 884
6. Wisconsin 888
Nevada 888
Memphis 888
9. Santa Clara 893
10. Loyola Marymount 894
11. Colorado 899
12. Long Beach State 902
13. San Jose State 906
14. Nebraska 909
15. San Francisco 916
16. Houston 920
17. Kansas 923
18. Miami (Ohio) 926

Leading Individuals
1. Wesley Williams, Baylor 71-70-73-214
2. Ian Rochester, Memphis 74-71-70-215
3. Graham Hill Eastern Michigan 70-75-71-216
Chadd Cocco, Saint Mary’s (Calif.) 74-73-69-216
Brad Smith, Alabama Birmingham 72-69-75-216

San Jose State scores
22. Peter Gibbs 77-71-74-222
31. Stephan Stallworth 78-71-75-224
57. Drew Nottenkamper 77-76-77-230
57. Jon Tringale 79-72-79-230
92. Rosco Valentine 81-81-84-246