SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Senior Ryan Williams shot an even-par 72 to tie for sixth place at the Lone Star Invitational on Tuesday at the Hill Country Resort Golf Club.
The Hornets tied for ninth place in the 15-team field with rounds of 295-299-311-905. Sacramento State had the minimum of four golfers competing during the final round and was one of several teams suffering from food poisoning during the day.
Williams was 3-over through his first two holes, opening the day with a double-bogey on the par-4 5th and a bogey on the par-4 6th. From that point, he strung together seven straight pars before birdying the par-4 14th. Two more pars were followed by a birdie on the par-5 5th and a bogey on the par-4 18th. Williams then birdied the par-4 1st and the par-5 4th with pars on Nos. 2 and 3 to end his round. His 54-hole total of 215 (70-74-72) is the third-lowest of his career.
Sophomore Owen Taylor shot 76 on Tuesday and finished the tournament tied for 45th place at 78-75-76-229. Taylor began his round with a double-bogey on the par-4 7th and eventually stood at 5-over through his first seven holes. He played his final 11 holes at 1-under with birdies on the par-5 17th and the par-4 6th along with bogey on 18.
Eric Taylor tied for 60th with a three-round total of 81-72-81-234. On Tuesday, his round consisted of one birdie, 10 pars, five bogeys and two double-bogeys.
Jordan Weir ended the tournament with a round of 82 and tied for 70th place. Weir had a pair of birdies and 10 pars to go along with two bogeys, two double-bogeys and two triple-bogeys.
Jordan Swanson had to withdraw from the tournament due to food poisoning. Swanson had carded rounds of 72 and 78.
Houston rallied to win the team title behind a blistering third round of 275. The Cougars totaled 866 and finished four strokes ahead of North Texas. Rodolfo Cazaubon of North Texas was the medalist with a 54-hole total of 212.
Sacramento State will next compete at the Bill Cullum Invitational in Simi Valley on Oct. 22-23.
Lone Star Invitational
San Antonio, Texas • Hill Country Resort Golf Club
Par. 72 • 6,931 Yards
1. Houston 298-293-275-866
2. North Texas 284-295-291-870
3. Denver 287-295-299-881
4. Central Arkansas 293-292-300-885
5. Arizona 297-300-289-886
6. Texas State 293-299-296-888
7. UTSA 290-299-300-889
8. Stephen F. Austin 306-303-295-904
T9. SACRAMENTO STATE 295-299-311-905
T9. Rice 305-299-301-905
11. Southern Mississippi 298-300-309-907
12. Utah Valley 303-303-304-910
13. Houston Baptist 302-314-297-913
14. Illinois State 313-305-297-915
15. New Mexico State 306-304-DNF-DNF
INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE
1. Rodolfo Cazaubon, UNT, 68-70-74-212
T2. Carlos Ortiz, UNT, 69-75-70-214
T2. Curtis Reed, UH, 75-70-69-214
T2. Roman Robledo, UH, 75-71-68-214
T2. Stanton Tondre, UTSA, 70-74-70-214
SACRAMENTO STATE SCORES
T6. Ryan Williams 70-74-72-216
T45. Owen Taylor 78-75-76-229
T60. Eric Taylor 81-72-81-234
T70. Jordan Weir 75-83-82-240
WD. Jordan Swanson 72-78-WD