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CARR SETS CONFERENCE RECORD IN FINAL ROUND OF BIG SKY CHAMPIONSHIP

CARR SETS CONFERENCE RECORD IN FINAL ROUND OF BIG SKY CHAMPIONSHIP

BOULDER CITY, Nev. — Jeff Carr set the Big Sky Championship single-round record and tied the second-best all-time score by a Sacramento State golfer after shooting 63 in the final round of the Big Sky Championship. The score lifted Carr into a tie for second place overall and left him just one stroke off the medalist.

The Hornets closed the tournament in fifth place but, once again, lowered their score from the previous round. Sacramento State shot 289-287-286-862 for its best score of the season. Northern Colorado completed the wire-to-wire victory and totaled 846 to earn the automatic berth to an NCAA regional. Weber State was 15-under during the final round and finished just two strokes behind the Bears.

Carr's round of 63 was the lowest on the team this season and the best since Taylor Knoll shot 63 in the second round of the Visit Stockton Pacific Invite in October 2015. The score was just one stroke off Chad Wood's school record of 62 which was set in 2005.

Carr was bogey free during the final round. The sophomore was 5-under on the front nine with three birdies and an eagle on the 533-yard par-5 fifth. He continued his hot play on the back nine with birdies on the par-4 10th, par-3 12th and par-5 13th to move him to 8-under. After a pair of pars, he birdied the par-5 16th and closed with two more pars. During the round, he played the four par-5 holes at 5-under par. His score beat his previous collegiate best by five strokes while his 54-hole total of 75-70-63-208 topped his previous best by six strokes.

Joe Fowler ranked second on the team on Sunday with a 1-over par round of 73. Fowler was 3-over through 10 holes with bogeys on the par-5 second, par-4 third and 11th holes. After a par on No. 12, he eagled the 579-yard par-5 13th hole. The freshman then parred his final five holes. He finished the tournament in 28th place at 75-77-73-225.

Ethan Davidson had the second best overall finish for the Hornets as he tied for 14th place with rounds of 73-69-74-216. The freshman had a streaky front nine with bogeys on Nos. 1 and 3, birdies on Nos. 5 and 6 and bogeys on Nos. 8 and 9. He started the back nine with a birdie on the par-4 10th before bogeys on the next two holes. His final birdie cameo n the par-4 14th and was followed by four pars to end his day.

Riley Bell shot 76 during the third round and matched Davidson with a tie for 14th place overall. Bell bogeyed three of his first four holes and was 4-over at the turn. A bogey on No. 10 took him to 5-over before he rebounded with birdies on the par-4 11th and par-5 13th. After four pars, he ended with a bogey on No. 18.

Josh Diaz completed the lineup by shooting 79 and placing 30th overall. Diaz parred his first six holes but bogeyed seven of the next 11.

Jake Vincent of Southern Utah was the medalist after shooting 70-68-69-207. Vincent was 2-over at the midway point of his third round but played the back nine at 5-under with the help of birdies on Nos. 16 and 18.

BIG SKY CHAMPIONSHIP
Boulder City, Nev. | Boulder Creek GC
Par 72 | 7,482 Yards

TEAM STANDINGS
1. Northern Colorado 285-277-284-846
2. Weber State 295-280-273-848
3. Hartford 288-285-285-858
4. Southern Utah 288-287-284-859
5. SACRAMENTO STATE 289-287-286-862
6. Binghamton 293-284-286-863
7. Idaho 303-296-287-886

INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE
1. Jake Vincent, SUU, 70-68-69-207
T2. Jeff Carr, SAC, 75-70-63-208
T2. Jayce Frampton, WSU, 73-70-65-208
T2. Reese Fisher, WSU, 73-67-68-208
5. Coby Welch, UNC, 70-68-71-209

SACRAMENTO STATE SCORES
T2. Jeff Carr 75-70-63-208
T14. Ethan Davidson 73-69-74-216
T14. Riley Bell 69-71-76-216
28. Joe Fowler 75-77-73-225
30. Josh Diaz 72-77-79-228