FOWLER SPARKS MEN'S GOLF IN SECOND ROUND OF VISIT STOCKTON PACIFIC INVITE

FOWLER SPARKS MEN'S GOLF IN SECOND ROUND OF VISIT STOCKTON PACIFIC INVITE

STOCKTON, Calif. — Joe Fowler shot a 2-under par round of 69 and Jeff Carr added a 70 to lead the Sacramento State men's golf team in the second round of the Visit Stockton Pacific Invite on Friday at Stockton Country Club. The Hornets shot 287 as team during the second round to finish at 3-over par. Overall, Sacramento State is even through two rounds and sits in eighth place.

Fowler started his round with a birdie on the par-4 first hole but then had bogeys on Nos. 3, 4 and 8 to take him to 2-over. From there, the freshman caught fire with three consecutive birdies. He started on No. 10 and followed with a tap-in birdie on the par-3 11th. Fowler kept the streak going with a birdie on the par-4 12th. After three pars, he birdied the par-5 16th and ended with two additional pars. Fowler played the back side of the course at 4-under par.

Carr was 3-over after four holes with a bogey on No. 3 and a double bogey on the par-4 fourth. He steadied his round with pars on the next four holes and began his move with a birdie on the par-4 ninth. Carr also attacked the pin on No. 11 for a birdie and added two more on Nos. 13 and 14 to drop him to 1-under. A bogey on the par-3 15th returned him to even before he wrapped up the day with a birdie on the par-4 18th.

Landon Azevedo has the highest overall placement on the team through the first two rounds and is tied for 31st. Azevedo followed his round of 69 on Thursday with a 73 on Friday. He had a double bogey on the par-5 second and made the turn at 1-over after a birdie on the par-4 fourth and six pars, including a couple of saves on Nos. 7 and 8. He eventually dropped to 1-under after birdies on the par-4 10th and 11th and par-5 14th. However, he bogeyed three of his final four holes to close at 2-over par.

The final score towards the team total came from Ethan Davidson. The freshman was even on the front side of the course with a birdie on No. 1 and a bogey on No. 9. He parred the first three holes on the back side of the course before bogeys on Nos. 13 and 15 took him to 2-over. A birdie on the par-5 16th was followed by a double bogey on No. 17 and a bogey on the 18th.

Eric Olsem, who led the team with a career best 67 on Thursday, shot 76 on Friday. Olsem traded bogeys and birdies on the first four holes and was 2-over at the midway point of his round after bogeys on the par-4 seventh and par-3 eighth. Four straight pars kept him there but were trailed by bogeys on Nos. 14, 15 and 18.

Devyn Fitchhorn posted a round of 74 while competing as an individual. Fitchhorn started on the 10th tee with six consecutive pars. He then bracketed birdies on the par-5 16th and par-4 18th around a bogey on the par-4 17th. He was four over on the front side of the course.

Sacramento State will be paired with UC Santa Barbara and UC Irvine during the final round on Saturday. The teams will start at 8 a.m. off the first tee.

VISIT STOCKTON PACIFIC INVITE
Stockton, Calif. // Stockton CC
Par 71 // 6,480 Yards

TEAM RESULTS
1. BYU 275-275- 550
2. Nevada 281-271-552
3. San Jose State 271-282-553
4. San Francisco 278-276-554
5. Saint Mary's 280-275-555
6. Long Beach State 281-276-557
7. UC Santa Barbara 282-283-565
8. SACRAMENTO STATE 281-287-568
9. UC Irvine 286-284-570
10. Pacific 284-288-572
T11. UC Riverside 293-280-573
T11. South Dakota 284-289-573
13. Cal State Northridge 288-288-577
14. Grand Canyon 286-293-579
15. Fresno State 300-280-580
16. Cal Baptist 287-294-581

INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE
1. Peter Kuest, BYU, 66-67-133
2. Joe Fryer, LBSU, 69-65-134
T3. Kevin Velo, SJSU, 64-71-135
T3. Sam Harned, NEV, 71-64-135
T3. Mikey Slesinski, SMC, 69-65-135
T3. Tony Gill, NEV, 69-66-135

SACRAMENTO STATE SCORES
T31. Landon Azevedo 69-73-142
T38. Eric Olsem 67-76-143
T53. Jeff Carr 75-70-145
T53. Ethan Davidson 70-75-145
T64. Devyn Fitchhorn 73-74-147*
T83. Joe Fowler 83-69-152

* Competed as an individual