WILLIAMS TIES FOR THIRD TO LEAD MEN'S GOLF AGAIN
LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. — Senior Ryan Williams recorded his third top five finish of the year by tying for third place at the Anteater Invitational on Tuesday.
Williams shot 70-75-74-219 to finish three strokes behind Loyola Marymount's Connor Campbell for the individual lead. This season, Williams tied for fourth at the Saint Mary's Invitational and tied for first at the Folino Invitational.
As a team, the Hornets finished in fifth place with a total of 303-298-309-910. Long Beach State was the team champion after totaling 891.
Williams double bogeyed two holes on the front nine and stood at 4-over at the turn. He put himself back into contention by playing his final nine holes at 2-under. After pars on Nos. 10 and 11, he birdied the par-5 12th, the par-4 13th and the par-3 14th. Two more pars came before a bogey on the par-3 17th and a par of No. 18.
Owen Taylor ranked second on the team with a 54-hole total of 78-73-79-230 to tie for 28th place. Taylor was even through nine holes but had one birdie, two pars, five bogeys and a triple bogey on the back side of the course on Tuesday.
Jordan Weir shot 77 in the final round and placed 30th overall. Weir sandwiched two bogeys around birdies on the second and third holes to start his day. He was 1-over through nine and finished with six pars, two bogeys and a double bogey.
Jordan Swanson was one stroke behind Weir and tied for 31st place. Swanson birdied the opening hole and followed with three pars. From that point, however, he played his final 13 holes at 9-over.
Aaron Beverly completed the Hornet lineup with a final round of 79. Beverly's final round consisted of two birdies, 11 pars, three bogeys and two triple bogeys.
Sacramento State will next compete at the Winchester Classic hosted by UC Davis from April 19-21.
El Niguel CC | Laguna Niguel, Calif.
1. Long Beach State 288-305-298-891
2. Cal State Fullerton 297-296-301-894
3. UC Irvine 296-301-298-895
4. Colorado 305-309-292-906
5. SACRAMENTO STATE 303-298-309-910
6. Loyola Marymount 296-311-304-911
7. UC Santa Barbara 307-305-305-917
8. Santa Clara 309-297-313-919
9. St. John's 316-303-309-928
10. Cal State Northridge 311-305-314-930
11. Brown 323-312-317-952
INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE
1. Connor Campbell, LMU, 70-75-71-216
2. Daniel Chian, LBSU, 69-74-74-217
T3. Ryan Williams, SAC, 70-75-74-219
T3. Preston Valder, UCLA, 76-71-72-219
5. Travis Russell, UCI, 74-70-76-220
SACRAMENTO STATE RESULTS
T3. Ryan Williams 70-75-74-219
T28. Owen Taylor 78-73-79-230
30. Jordan Weir 80-74-77-231
T31. Jordan Swanson 75-77-80-232
T46. Aaron Beverly 82-76-79-237