RANCHO SANTE FE, Calif. — Sophomore Eric Olsem capped his second-best 54-hole tournament at Sacramento State by shooting a team-leading 74 during the final round of The Farms Invitational on Tuesday. Olsem finished the tournament at 75-73-74-222 and was 6-over par in the three rounds.
Sacramento State finished eighth in the team standings. The Hornets were able to defeat fellow Big Sky member Idaho by 11 strokes but were 43 strokes behind USF which won the team championship.
Olsem started slowly during the final round, bogeying his first five holes (Nos. 13-17). He turned his day around with a birdie on the par-5 18th and added birdies on the par-5 third and par-4 fourth to move back to 2-over. After three pars, he bogeyed the par-4 eighth. Two more pars came before a birdie on the par-4 11th and a par on the 12th. Olsem tied for 22nd to lead the team.
Wonje Choi tied for 33rd at 72-77-78-227. Choi birdied the par-4 10th to start his round. However, he had double bogeys on three of the next six holes to take him to 5-over through seven. An eagle on the 512-yard, par-5 18th left him at 3-over at the midway point of his round. Choi bogeyed the first three holes on the front side the course and finished at 6-over with a bogey on the par-4 seventh and a birdie on the par-4 eighth.
Jeff Carr ranked third on the team and tied for 42nd overall with rounds of 70-82-79-231. Like Choi, Carr also eagled the 18th for the highlight of his round. He also had a birdie, six bogeys and a pair of double bogeys.
Zach Liberatore and Devyn Fitchhorn tied for 68th place with totals of 243. Liberatore contributed to the team total with a round of 78 on Tuesday for his best score of the event. He birdied two par-5s during the round and also had six bogeys and a double bogey. Fitchhorn also had a pair of bogeys to go with six bogeys, three double bogeys and a quadruple bogey.
Sacramento State will next compete at the National Invitational Tournament in Tucson, Ariz., on Feb. 25-26.
THE FARMS INVITATIONAL
The Farms GC | Rancho Sante Fe, Calif.
Par 72 | 6,903 Yards
1. San Francisco 292-288-291-871
T2. Santa Clara 285-299-288-872
T2. UCLA 289-297-296-872
4. Cal Poly 289-303-282-874
5. UC Riverside 293-300-284-877
6. San Diego 291-300-299-890
7. New Mexico State 297-312-302-911
8. SACRAMENTO STATE 293-312-309-914
9. Seattle 295-326-302-923
10. Idaho 305-307-313-925
11. Wichita State 312-296-322-930
INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE
1. Matthew McCarty, SCU, 70-71-71-212
T2. Brandon Tsukimoto, UCR, 73-70-70-213
T2. Hidetoshi Yoshihara, UCLA, 72-71-70-213
T4. Nick Engelhardt, CP, 72-77-66-215
T4. Soren Lind, USF, 73-71-71-215
SACRAMENTO STATE SCORES
T22. Eric Olsem 75-73-74-222
T33. Wonje Choi 72-77-78-227
T42. Jeff Carr 70-82-9-231
T68. Devyn Fitchhorn 76-81-86-243
T68. Zach Liberatore 84-81-78-243
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April 13, 2018 MEN'S GOLF OPENS PLAY AT EL MACERO CLASSIC
March 13, 2018 MEN'S GOLF RALLIES TO DEFEAT MENLO AT MACKENZIE MATCH PLAY
February 25, 2018 PATEL LEADS MEN'S GOLF IN OPENING DAY OF NIT
February 13, 2018 MEN'S GOLF PLACES EIGHTH AT THE FARMS INVITATIONAL
February 12, 2018 CHOI, OLSEM LEAD MEN'S GOLF IN FIRST DAY OF THE FARMS INVITATIONAL
January 29, 2018 DARKNESS HALTS SECOND ROUND OF WAVES CHALLENGE
November 15, 2017 MEN'S GOLF SIGNS RILEY BELL TO NATIONAL LETTER OF INTENT
November 8, 2017 FITCHHORN NAMED BIG SKY MEN'S GOLFER OF THE WEEK
November 5, 2017 MEN'S GOLF CONCLUDES PLAY AT THE KA'ANAPALI COLLEGIATE CLASSIC
November 3, 2017 FITCHHORN, PATEL EACH SHOOT 70 IN OPENING ROUND OF KA'ANAPALI
September 20, 2017 PATEL, BABIC NAMED BIG SKY GOLFERS OF THE WEEK
September 19, 2017 PATEL TIES FOR 10TH AT GOLFWEEK CHALLENGE
September 18, 2017 PATEL CONTINUES HOT PLAY AT GOLFWEEK CONFERENCE CHALLENGE
September 17, 2017 MEN'S GOLF TIED FOR FIFTH AFTER FIRST ROUND OF GOLFWEEK CHALLENGE
September 12, 2017 MEN'S GOLF CONCLUDES PLAY AT SEASON OPENING TOURNAMENT
September 11, 2017 PATEL PACES TEAM IN OPENING ROUNDS OF THE SEASON