Fairfax, Calif.-----The one-under par 70 scores for Stephan Stallworth in the morning and Nick Brown in the afternoon were the best for San Jose State University on the first and only day of the Alister MacKenzie Invitational men's golf tournament.
The 15 teams in the tournament hosted by the University of California promptly played 36 holes in anticipation of an imminent rainstorm scheduled to move through Northern California the evening of October 12 and the entire next day. Fourteen of the teams had at least one score under 70 and there were 44 of them on the par 71, 6,708-yard Meadow Club course.
San Jose State finished the tournament in 15th place with a 592 total. Host Cal posted a 545 total for a five-shot win over Oregon at 550. Colorado at 555, Oregon State at 556 and Fresno State at 557 rounded out the top five teams in a field that includes six of GolfStat's top-50 teams.
"We did it to ourselves today. We were our own worst enemies," said San Jose State men's golf coach John Kennaday. "We were more than ready to play and are more than capable of beating some of the top teams in the country.
"With the pressure of having to perform in a one-day shootout, we caved under the pressure. It's okay to get beat by outstanding golf. It's not acceptable to beat ourselves."
Both Brown and Stallworth tied for 51st place in the 75-player field with 147 totals. Mark Hubbard was in 57th place at 148. Jay Myers tied for 70th at 151. Rosco Valentine, playing in his first tournament of the season, was 75th at 157.
California's Stephan Hale, whose 64 was the best 18-hole score of the day, took home medalist honors at 132.
The Spartans return to action, November 2, in the three-day, 54-hole Pacific Invitational hosted by the University of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif.
Final 36-hole results from the Alister MacKenzie Invitational men's golf tournament
Meadow Club, Fairfax, Calif.
Par 71, 6,708 yards
1. California 545
2. Oregon 550
3. Colorado 555
4. Oregon State 556
5. Fresno State 557
6. San Diego State 559
7. Minnesota 563
8. UC Irvine 565
9. Colorado State 568
New Mexico 568
11. Washington State 571
12. Indiana 574
15. San Jose State 592
1. Stephen Hale, California 68-64-132
2. Johan Carlsson, San Diego State 68-65-133
3. James Erkenbeck, New Mexico 70-65-135
Diego Velasquez, Oregon State 67-68-135
Andrew Vijarro, Oregon 66-69-135
San Jose State scores
51. Nick Brown 77-70-147
51. Stephan Stallworth 70-77-147
57. Mark Hubbard 74-74-148
70. Jay Myers 73-78-151
75. Rosco Valentine 80-77-157