EAGLE, Idaho – The Sacramento State men's golf team maintained its first-day lead and captured the team title at the BSU Dash Thomas Memorial on Tuesday at BanBury Golf Course.
The Hornets, who led by four after the first two rounds, pulled away from the field during the final round to win by 12 strokes. The team shot 286-280-285-851 to tie for the second lowest three-round score in school history. Idaho finished second at 863 with Cal State Fullerton and Seattle each totaling 865 to tie for third.
"Today was another solid day of golf," Sacramento State head coach Christopher Hall said. "(Being able to win the tournament) gives us an understanding of what we're capable of doing.
"We really concentrated on attacking the back nine and the 18th hole was pivotal for us as we played it at 5-under with Cody Bates making an eagle."
On Tuesday, Bates shot a career best 69 to lead the Hornets. The freshman finished at 71-71-69-211 to tie for fifth in the tournament. Bates also moved into a tie for 10th place in school history for the lowest 54-hole total.
Junior Luke Kristo provided the second lowest score of the day for Sacramento State with a 1-under par round of 70. Kristo tied for 22nd overall at 73-77-70-220. Owen Taylor finished tied for 15th after shooting 74-70-71-215.
Freshman Robert Parden added the final score toward the team total on Tuesday with a 75. Parden tied for 28th in the tournament with a 54-hole total of 77-70-75-222.
Junior Riley Hayfield, who led the Hornets in both rounds on Monday, shot 76 in the third round. Hayfield still managed to tie for 11th at 68-69-76-213.
Utah State's Tanner Higham was the medalist after carding rounds of 71-67-67-205. He finished one stroke ahead of Mark Anguiano of Cal State Fullerton who used a final round 66 to move up the leaderboard.
Sacramento State will have nearly a month off before competing in the Bill Cullum Invitational in Simi Valley, Calif., on Oct. 21-22.
BSU DASH THOMAS INVITATIONAL
BanBury GC | Eagle, Idaho
Par 71 | 6,890 Yards
1. SACRAMENTO STATE 286-280-285-851
2. Idaho 286-286-291-863
T3. Cal State Fullerton 290-291-284-865
T3. Seattle 288-289-288-865
5. Utah State 287-283-297-867
T6. Southern Utah 292-289-290-871
T6. Utah Valley 288-291-292-871
T8. Stetson 300-280-293-873
T8. Grand Canyon 287-295-291-873
10. Concordia (Ore.) 290-292-301-883
11. Weber State 305-285-297-887
12. Boise State 302-294-297-893
INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE
1. Tanner Higham, USU, 71-67-67-205
2. Mark Anguiano, CSF, 707-70-66-206
3. David Torres, SU, 70-69-68-207
4. Rylee Iacolucci, UI, 65-71-72-208
T5. Cody Bates, SAC, 71-71-69-211
T5. Brayden Eriksen, UVU, 68-72-71-211
T5. Mark Geddes, GCU, 68-72-71-211
T5. Ty Travis, BSU, 67-68-76-211
T5. Zach Stark, STET, 74-66-71-211
SACRAMENTO STATE SCORES
T5. Cody Bates 71-71-69-211
T11. Riley Hayfield 68-69-76-213
T15. Owen Taylor 74-70-71-215
T22. Luke Kristo 73-77-70-220
T28. Robert Parden 77-70-75-222