ANGELS CAMP, Calif. — The Sacramento State men's golf is tied for second place after a soggy first round of the America Sky Championship on Friday at Greenhorn Creek Resort. The Hornets shot 305 and are tied with Hartford. The pair are nine strokes behind Northern Colorado for the team lead.
Junior Owen Taylor led Sacramento State with a 1-over par round of 73 which ties him for second place. Taylor had a share of the lead in the early going of the round as he was 1-under through nine holes. Taylor birdied the par-5 fourth hole and followed a bogey on No. 8 with a birdie on the par-5 ninth. He double bogeyed the par-5 10th and was never able to get back to even for the rest of the day. Taylor eventually rose to 3-over through 15 holes before birdies on Nos. 16 and 18.
Taylor's total places him just one stroke behind Northern Colorad's Steven Kupcho for the individual lead. Taylor is one of four golfers tied for second place.
Luke Kristo shot 76 and is tied for ninth overall. Kristo birdied the second hole and remained at 1-under until a double bogey on the par-5 seventh. The junior began the back nine of the course with bogeys on Nos. 10 and 11 and added two more on Nos. 14 and 15. He ended his round with a birdie on the par-5 18th.
Jordan Weir was one stroke behind Weir and is tied for 11th. The defending America Sky medalist was 2-under through his first six holes after birdies on Nos. 3 and 4. However, Weir was even at the midway point of his round after bogeys on Nos. 7 and 9. Weir was 1-over through 13 holes but suffered a quadruple bogey on the par-4 14th. The senior concluded his round with a birdie on No. 18, a bogey and two pars.
Cody Bates carded a round of 79 to record the final score toward the team total. Bates was 3-over after nine holes with a double bogey on the par-4 second and a bogey on the par-5 fourth. He started the back nine with a birdie on the par-5 10th. From there, he bogeyed Nos. 11, 13 and 16 and double bogeyed the par-4 17th.
Freshman Robert Parden shot 80 with a round which included two birdies, five pars, a double bogey and triple bogey.
Overall, the five Hornet golfers combined to play the back nine of the course at 18-over par compared to 5-over on the front nine.
The second round of the tournament will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday morning. The winning team in the three-round event will earn an automatic berth to the NCAA Regionals.
AMERICA SKY CHAMPIONSHIP
Angels Camp, Calif. | Greenhorn Creek Resort
Par 72 | 6,749 Yards
1. Northern Colorado 296
T2. SACRAMENTO STATE 305
T2. Hartford 305
4. Southern Utah 314
5. Binghamton 317
6. Weber State 322
7. North Dakota 340
INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE
1. Steven Kupcho, UNC, 72
T2. Owen Taylor, SAC, 73
T2. Ben Krueger, UNC, 73
T2. Evan Russell, HART, 73
T2. Julian Woodfork, UNC, 73
SACRAMENTO STATE SCORES
T2. Owen Taylor 73
T9. Luke Kristo 76
T11. Jordan Weir 77
T16. Cody Bates 79
T19. Robert Parden 80
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