GENERAL: Member of French National team … second-team All-American … All-West Region … All-Pac-12 … R&A world ranking (No. 49) … Scratch Players world ranking (No. 55) … Palmer Cup selection (No. 6 Team Europe ranking) … wonderful player who made a tremendous run in European amateur events prior to his arrival at Cal and then again during the summer between his freshman and sophomore campaigns … has made a strong transition from living in France to the United States that has translated to his golf game … arguably the team’s most improved player … has a solid all-around game as a strong ball striker, with a good short game and putting stroke … a fearless and aggressive player … has broken into the team’s lineup on a regular basis … has a great attitude and is very coachable … has gained confidence during his Cal career as he has adjusted to the collegiate level of golf … has the capability to shoot extremely low scores and is seemingly never out of a round.
CAL CAREER: Second-team PING Division I All-American … All-West Region … second-team All-Pac-12 … Palmer Cup selection … honorable mention Pac-12 All-Academic … has played in 27 events and 81 rounds of stroke play, averaging 71.78 strokes per round and totaling 5,814 shots … top career finish came when he picked up his first outright win at John A. Burns Intercollegiate after he shared Arizona Intercollegiate title with teammate Michael Kim in the first two events during the spring of 2013 … had his top collegiate round at Wolverine Intercollegiate with a second-round eight-under par 63 that equaled a course record … has a 4-4 record in three career match-play events … has eight career top-five finishes, while placing in the top 10 on 11 occasions … has played in the NCAA Championship twice, tying for 49th in 2013 after tying for 89th in 2012 … has led or co-led Cal in scoring in an event five times … has played in an NCAA Regional twice, placing third at 2013 NCAA Pullman Regional and tying for 27th at 2012 NCAA Stanford Regional … has played three times in Pac-10/12 Championship, tying for ninth in 2012, tying for 15th in 2013 and tying for 48th in 2011.
2012-13 (AS A JUNIOR): Second-team All-American (PING Division I, Golfweek), PING Division I All-West Region and second-team All-Pac-12 choice … ranked No. 12 nationally by Golfweek and No. 16 according to Golfstat in their final rankings after being ranked at No. 1 in both polls earlier in the campaign … 2013 Palmer Cup selection after being ranked No. 6 for Team Europe on the final Palmer Cup Ranking (.9743) … on the watch list for The Ben Hogan Award … honorable mention Pac-12 All-Academic … posted a 70.68 stroke average on 2,615 shots in 37 stroke-play rounds over 12 events … posted a 1-1 record in match-play, knocking off Arizona State’s Max Rotluff (1 up) at the NCAA Championship before falling to Illinois’ Charlie Danielson (3 & 2) … had four top-five and six top-10 showings … posted picked up the first two wins of his collegiate career in the first two events on the spring schedule, sharing the title with Michael Kim at Arizona Intercollegiate (65-69-70 – 204, -9) before winning outright at John A. Burns Intercollegiate (67-70-67 – 204, -12) … third at NCAA Pullman Regional (65-68-73 – 206, -10) … tied for third at Alister MacKenzie Invitational (70-65-68 – 203, -10) with the lowest 54-hole total of his collegiate career … tied for seventh at Fresno State Lexus Classic (69-73-68 – 210, -6) … tied for eighth at Pac-12 Preview (72-72-67 – 211, -5) … tied for 11th at Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters (72-70-76 – 218, +2) … tied for 15th at Pac-12 Championship (73-72-73-70 – 288, +8) … tied for 23rd at both ASU Thunderbird Invitational (73-76-66 – 215, +2) and Western Intercollegiate (76-71-70 – 217, +7) … tied for 40th at Isleworth Collegiate Invitational (76-74-77 – 227, +11) … tied for 49th at NCAA Championship (69-68-75 – 212, +2) … had a 69.96 rating according to Golfweek and an overall record against individuals of 824-171-39, including a winning record of 132-116-15 against competition in the top 100.
2011-12 (AS A SOPHOMORE): Earned honorable mention All-Pac-12 and Pac-12 All-Academic recognition … named the team’s Most Improved Player and also picked up a second-year ‘Big C’ award … one of four players along with Brandon Hagy, Max Homa and Michael Kim to participate in all 12 of the team’s stroke-play events and each of its 37 stroke-play rounds … posted a 72.16 stroke average with 2,670 shots over 37 stroke-play rounds that closely trailed Homa (71.19), Hagy (71.41) and Kim (71.41) … had a 3-3 record in his two match-play events, going 2-2 at Callaway Collegiate Match Play Championship and 1-1 at NCAA Championship … clinched Cal’s 3-2 victory over San Diego State in a quarterfinal match at NCAA Championship by draining a 20-foot downhill birdie putt to win his match 2 & 1 against Alex Kang and secure the team victory with the match tied 2-2 at that point … had Cal’s best or tied for best finish in three stroke-play events (Wolverine Intercollegiate, Arizona Intercollegiate, ASU Thunderbird Invitational) … ranked No. 85 nationally by Golfweek and No. 106 according to Golfstat in their final player rankings of the season … had four top-five and five top-10 finishes … second at season-opening Wolverine Intercollegiate (72-63-72 – 207, -6), equaling the course record with a career-low eight-under par 63 in a second round that included an eagle and seven birdies … tied for third at both John A. Burns Intercollegiate (66-71-74 – 211, -5) and ASU Thunderbird Invitational (68-71-68 – 207, -6) … tied for fifth at Arizona Intercollegiate (67-71-71 – 209, -4) … tied for ninth at Pac-12 Championship (71-70-72-70 – 283, -5) … tied for 15th at Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters (71-74-76 – 221, +5) … tied for 20th at Alister MacKenzie Invitational (72-68-68 – 208, -5) after making birdies on the last four holes of the tournament … tied for 27th at NCAA Stanford Regional (72-72-67 – 211, -3), jumping 24 spots during the final round … tied for 31st at Golfweek Conference Challenge (75-74-74 – 223, +7) … tied for 56th at Isleworth Collegiate Invitational (75-87-73 – 235, +19) … tied for 58th at Western Intercollegiate (76-76-78 – 230, +20) … tied for 89th at NCAA Championship (78-73-74 – 225, +12).
2010-11 (AS A FRESHMAN): Played in two events and seven rounds, averaging 75.57 strokes per round on a total of 529 shots … tied for 48th at Pac-10 Championship (73-78-76-72 – 299, +19) for his top finish of the season, with his final-round two-over par 72 also his best of the campaign … tied for 52nd at Arizona Intercollegiate (75-80-75 – 230, +17) to open the spring portion of the schedule … finished the season ranked No. 138 nationally according to Golfweek for those players without enough rounds to qualify for the regular rankings … picked up a team first-year ‘Big C’ Award.
2012 – Ranked No. 360 in world at the end of the season according to amateurgolf.com … tied for 12th at South Beach International Amateur (69-71-70-75 – 285) … tied for 13th at State Fair Amateur (68-74-68 – 210) … tied for 18th at amateurgolf.com Silicon Valley Amateur (75-73 – 148) … reached Round of 64 in match play at British Amateur.
2011 – Individual medalist at Austrian International Amateur Championship (63-72-72-73 – 280) … third at amateurgolf.com Silicon Valley Amateur (69-70 – 139) … tied for third at State Fair Amateur (67-67-69 – 203) … tied for 14th at weather-shortened amateurgolf.com Alister MacKenzie Cup (74-41 – 115) … tied for 21st at French Amateur Stroke Play (76-74-79-70 – 299) … rated the best amateur player in the Lorraine region of France for the fourth consecutive year.
2010 – Reached as high as No. 11 in French amateur rankings, No. 134 on world amateur list and No. 234 on Scratch Players amateur rankings … individual medalist at amateurgolf.com Christmas Classic (68-66 – 134) … second at Luxembourg Amateur (71-70-70 – 211) and Lys Chantily Federal Tournament … tied for second at Portuguese International Amateur (74-67-71-65 – 277) … played in the first national division with his home golf club … tied for ninth at French National Stroke Play Championship … tied for 12th at French International Junior Stroke Play Championship … named the best amateur player in the Lorraine region of France.
2009 – Tied for sixth at Open de la Mirabelle d’or (an Alps Tour Event) as the youngest player in the tournament (70-66-68-68 – 272) … runner up at Montpellier Massane Federal Tournament (68-70-68 – 206) … tied for 32nd at Masters 26, an Alps Tour Event … tied for 33rd at St. Andrews Links Trophy (71-76-78-75 – 300) … named the best amateur player in the Lorraine region of France.
2008 – On French junior team that finished ninth at European Boys Team Championship … tied for 14th at Portuguese International Amateur … reached Round of 64 in match play at British Amateur … played in European Boys Under-18 Championship … named the best amateur player in the Lorraine Region of France.
2007 – Fifth at Under-16 National Team Championship in France.
OTHER – Played four years for the French National junior team … has a cumulative 71.7 stroke average in the French Amateur rankings … has posted five course records.
INDP HS: Posted a career average of 71.7 and set three course records, including his home course where he shot an eight-under par 63 … also was a gymnast, winning the Lorraine region championship in 2009 … earned the academic honor ’Bien’ at the French Baccalaureate.
OTHER: Full name is Joël Gaston Stalter … majoring in business in Cal’s Haas School of Business … parents are Jean-Jacques and Sophie Stalter … plays the drums ... born July 8, 1992, in Thionville, France.
GETTING TO KNOW JOËL
The most interesting things about me are … I have traveled the world and I am an open-minded person
The reasons I love golf are … it is the most exciting and complicated game, and it’s also very challenging and always provides me with the aspiration to get better
My greatest athletic moment is … winning the Austrian Amateur
The favorite golf courses I have played are … Turnberry and Cypress Point
The reason I chose Cal is … I wanted to balance school and golf and get a great education
Since coming to Cal, I have learned … how to face challenges and how to assimilate to a different culture
The best thing about Cal is … the opportunities are infinite
My favorite professional sports team is … the San Francisco Giants
My favorite golf movie is … The Legend of Bagger Vance
I would like to be remembered at Cal for … my achievements not only as a great golfer but also as a good human being
The best advice I’ve ever received is … to never give up no matter what people say
The Cal men’s golf team will be fun to follow this year because … we are a great group of guys on the course and outside the course
I am most thankful in my life for … the sacrifices my parents have made for meLAST UPDATED: August 6, 2013