PULLMAN, Wash. — Ryan Williams and Jordan Weir closed their 2013 seasons at NCAA Pullman Regional on Saturday at the Palouse Ridge Golf Course. Williams shot 76 during his final collegiate round while Weir recorded a 79. Overall, Weir tied for 46th place and Williams tied for 57th.
Williams, who set the Sacramento State single season scoring average record this season, had 14 pars and four bogeys during his round. He began on the 10th hole with a bogey on the par-5 and was 2-over after a bogey on the par-3 13th. The senior then parred his next 10 holes before consecutive bogeys on the par-3 sixth and par-4 seventh. Williams ended with two pars.
Weir also started on the 10th hole and ran into early problems as he was 6-over through his first six holes. After an opening par, he bogeyed the par-3 11th, doubled the par-4 12th and bogeyed the par-3 13th. A second par came before a double bogey on the par-4 15th. He rebounded with two pars and a birdie on the par-5 18th to stand at 5-over at the turn. On the front side of the course, he bogeyed Nos. 1 and 2 but ended with seven straight pars.
California won the tournament and never relinquished its lead. The Golden Bears shot 265-276-280-821 to finish 20 strokes ahead of TCU. Saint Mary's, USC and Ball State will also advance to the NCAA Championships. Ball State defeated San Diego State in a playoff for the final berth.
Sam Smith of USC and Michael Weaver of California tied for medalist with a 54-hole total of 202. North Texas' Rodolfo Cazaubon will advance as the low individual outside of the five qualifying teams.
NCAA PULLMAN REGIONAL
Pullman, Wash. | Palouse Ridge GC
Par 72 | 7,308 Yards
1. #1 California 265-276-280-821
2. #11 TCU 276-285-280-841
3. #24 Saint Mary's 267-290-285-842
4. #13 USC 272-280-292-844
T5. Ball State 281-284-291-856
T5. San Diego State 270-293-293-856
7. Pacific 274-289-295-858
8. BYU 282-291-286-859
9. Memphis 276-299-285-860
T10. Baylor 289-285-287-861
T10. #25 Virginia Tech 277-288-296-861
12. North Texas 277-300-288-865
13. Princeton 292-297-290-879
14. Saint Francis (Pa.) 300-314-313-927
INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE
T1. Sam Smith, USC, 62-64-76-202
T1. Michael Weaver, CAL, 65-67-70-202
3. Joel Stalter, CAL, 65-68-73-206
4. Mac McClung, SMC, 63-72-72-207
5. Brandon Hagy, CAL, 66-73-69-208
SACRAMENTO STATE SCORES
T46. Jordan Weir 66-73-79-218
T57. Ryan Williams 71-75-76-222