ELK GROVE, Calif. — Senior Ryan Williams and junior Jordan Weir each shot under par to pace Sacramento State during the final round of the Sacramento State Invitational presented by The Old Spaghetti Factory on Tuesday at Valley Hi Country Club.
Williams posted a 2-under par round of 70 and finished in 11th place while Weir recorded his second straight 71 to tie for 17th. As a team, the Hornets placed seventh with a three-round total of 299-285-289-873. That score placed them just four strokes out of fourth place.
UC Santa Barbara rallied on the back nine of the final round to win the team title. The Gauchos shot 282-290-281-853 to win by eight strokes over Cal State Fullerton. Glen Scher of UCSB was the medalist after shooting 67-70-71-208. Scher needed a bogey putt on No. 18 to stay out of a playoff with USC Upstate's Adam Goins.
Williams played the front nine and back nine at 1-under. He had three birdies on the front to go along with two bogeys. On the back he birdied Nos. 10 and 16 before bogeying the par-4 17th.
Weir was even through nine holes with a birdie on the par-4 second accompanying a bogey on the par-3 fifth. He also birdied No. 10 before bogeys on Nos. 14 and 15 moved him to 1-over. A par on No. 17 proceeded birdies on Nos. 17 and 18 to take him back into the red.
Freshman Aaron Beverly tied for 24th place in the tournament with rounds of 74-72-73-219. Beverly was 2-over at the turn on Tuesday with seven pars and two bogeys before evening out his round with birdies on the par-4 11th and par-5 13th. He remained there until a bogey on the par-4 17th took him to 1-over.
Sophomore Owen Taylor provided the final score towards the team total with a 3-over par 75. Taylor had two bogeys on the front side but also eagled the par-5 eighth. He began the back with a bogey and, after a par, double-bogeyed the par-4 12th. A birdie on No. 14 earned him a stroke back but was trailed by a bogey on No. 16.
After a week off, the Hornets will return to action at the Anteater Invitational hosted by UC Irvine on March 25-26 at El Niguel Country Club.
SACRAMENTO STATE INVITATIONAL
Presented by The Old Spaghetti Factory
Valley Hi Country Club | Elk Grove, Calif.
Par 72 | 7,036 yards
1. UC Santa Barbara 282-290-281-853
2. Cal State Fullerton 288-286-287-861
3. Chico State 285-289-291-865
T4. Boise State 287-289-293-869
T4. Southern Utah 285-297-287-869
6. USC Upstate 299-283-290-872
7. SACRAMENTO STATE 299-285-289-873
8. Loyola Marymount 290-297-293-880
9. Houston Baptist 294-296-292-882
10. Texas-Pan American 302-304-289-895
11. CSU Bakersfield 300-292-304-896
12. South Dakota 301-297-299-897
13. Seattle 309-296-298-903
14. Nebraska Omaha 302-306-312-920
INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE
1. Glen Scher, UCSB, 67-70-71-208
2. Adam Goins, USCU, 70-69-70-209
3. Scott Raber, CHICO, 70-70-70-210
4. Marshall Colby, UCSB, 70-73-68-211
5. Ryan Tetrault, CSF, 70-71-71-212
SACRAMENTO STATE SCORES
11. Ryan Williams 77-69-70-216
T17. Jordan Weir 76-71-71-218
T24. Aaron Beverly 74-72-73-219
T30. Owen Taylor 73-73-75-221
T68. Jordan Swanson 76-77-83-236