LAHAINA, Hawaii — Ethan Davidson tied his career best with a round of 67 and the Sacramento State men's golf team was 2-over par during the first round of the Ka'anapali Collegiate Classic on Friday. The Hornets totaled 286 as a team on the par-71 course and are in 15th place.
Davidson started on the 10th hole and parred his first four holes. He stopped the streak with a bogey on the par-4 14th before answering with a birdie on the par-3 15th. Davidson was 2-over at the turn following bogeys on Nos. 17 and 18. The sophomore blistered the front nine to finish at 4-under for the round. He birdied the par-5 first and par-4 third to get back to even. After two pars, he birdied the par-5 sixth and par-4 seventh to get to 2-under. Davidson ended his day with a par on No. 17 and then eagled the 485-yard, par-5 ninth. His total ties him for 12th place overall and is three strokes off the lead.
Joe Fowler ranked second on the team and is tied for 69th overall with a round of 72. Fowler started his round with birdies on the par-4 11th and 12th holes but had bogeys on Nos. 13 and 18. He was 1-under through nine holes following a birdie on the par-5 first. Fowler eventually climbed to 2-over after bogeys on Nos. 4, 7 and 8 before responding with a birdie on the par-5 ninth.
Riley Bell was one stroke back of Fowler and Jeff Carr was one behind Bell to complete the team total. Bell began on the 12th hole with a bogey and was 2-over before a birdie on No. 1. After a bogey on No. 2, he birdied the par-4 third and fourth holes to fall back to even. Bell then traded pars and bogeys over the next four holes to move to 2-over. He birdied the par-5 ninth and bogeyed the par-4 10th.
Carr was even through his first six holes but then bogeyed Nos. 18, 1 and 2. After three pars, he added birdies on the par-5 sixth and par-4 seventh. A double bogey on No. 18 was trailed by two pars.
Jonathan Tanihana shot 74 while competing as an individual. Tanihana had an eagle, two birdies, three bogeys and a pair of double bogeys. Casey Leebrick had a round of 77 with three birdies, four bogeys and a pair of double bogeys.
Sacramento State will play the second round with Hawaii, Southern Illinois and Wyoming with a shot gun start at 11:30 a.m. PT.
KA'ANAPALI COLLEGIATE CLASSIC
Ka'anapali GC | Lahaina, Hawaii
Par 71 | 6,700 Yards
T1. Kansas 268
T1. Oklahoma 268
3. UCLA 269
4. Liberty 272
5. West Virginia 273
6. Washington 274
T7. Boise State 275
T7. Clemson 275
T9. Georgia 277
T9. South Carolina 277
11. Air Force 280
12. UC Santa Barbara 281
T13. Hawaii 282
T13. Southern Illinois 282
15. SACRAMENTO STATE 286
16. Wyoming 288
17. Gonzaga 289
18. North Texas 290
19. Connecticut 292
20. George Washington 295
INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE
T1. Garrett Reband, Oklahoma. 64
T1. Andy Spencer, Kansas, 64
T3. Joseph Crusostomo, Air Force, 65
T3. Quade Cummins, Oklahoma 65
T3. Trent Phillips, Georgia 65
T3. Trevor Phillips, Georgia, 65
SACRAMENTO STATE SCORES
T12. Ethan Davidson 67
T69. Joe Fowler 72
T80. Riley Bell 73
T95. Jeff Carr 74
T95. Jonathan Tanihana 74*
T107. Casey Leebrick 77
* Competed as an individual
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October 15, 2019 THREE 71S HELPS MEN'S GOLF MOVE UP AT BILL CULLUM INVITATIONAL
October 2, 2019 ETHAN DAVIDSON NAMED BIG SKY GOLFER OF THE WEEK
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September 19, 2019 CASEY LEEBRICK NAMED BIG SKY CO-MEN'S GOLFER OF THE WEEK
September 16, 2019 LEEBRICK LEADS THE WAY FOR MEN'S GOLF WITH A ROUND OF 70
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