MEN'S GOLF TIED FOR SECOND AFTER FIRST DAY OF LEXUS CLASSIC
FRESNO, Calif. — Behind eight rounds of even par or better, the Sacramento State men's golf team finished the first day of the Lexus Classic at Fort Washington Country Club tied for second place.
The Hornets jumped into a tie for second behind a strong second round which saw the team shoot 7-under. The team's two-round total of 715 places it eight strokes behind Oregon State heading into Tuesday's final round. The Lexus Classic uses a unique format in which each team competes six golfers and counts the top five scores.
UC Irvine matched the Hornets' score for the day. Washington State is fourth with a first day total of 717 and Arizona is fifth at 718.
In the morning round, Sacramento State shot 362 and was tied for fourth place. Jake Johnson and Grant Rappleye each shot 71 and Ryan Williams added an even-par 72. The final two scores came from Cameron Rappleye and Owen Taylor who carded rounds of 74.
The Hornets caught fire in the second round as five of the six improved their score from the opening round and the other matched his effort. Johnson and Grant Rappleye led the charge with 69s. The pair each have a 36-hole total of 140 which places them tied for fourth.
Johnson began his second round on the fifth hole and was 2-under through his first five holes. A pair of birdies, four pars and two bogeys kept him at 2-under before looping back to the first hole. Johnson ended the round with a birdie on the par-5 1st and a birdie on the par-4 4th.
Rappleye had one bogey and seven pars to begin his round which started on the seventh hole. He then rallied off birdies on the 15th, 1st, 3rd and 4th holes.
Cameron Rappleye was also in the red during the second round with a 71. Owen Taylor and Williams each posted an even-par 72.
Williams is tied for 27th at 72-72-144. Cameron Rappleye is tied for 33rd. Taylor is tied for 43rd and Jordan Swanson is tied for 56th at 76-73-149.
Cameron Rappleye had the highlight of the second round with an eagle on the par-4 15th hole.
Michael Yang of UC Irvine holds the lead after the first day with rounds of 70-65-135. Nick Sherwood of Oregon State and Allan Jun of UCI are tied for second with two-round totals of 139.
1. Oregon State 355-352-707
T2. SACRAMENTO STATE 362-353-715
T2. UC Irvine 359-356-715
4. Washington State 351-366-717
5. Arizona 363-355-718
6. San Diego 362-357-719
T7. Pacific 365-357-722
T7. Long Beach State 364-358-722
9. Fresno State 363-367-730
T10. Brigham Young 374-359-733
T10. Kansas State 373-360-733
12. UC Santa Barbara 374-361-735
13. Cal State Fullerton 370-366-736
14. Boise State 388-359-747
15. Cal State Northridge 380-378-758
16. Fresno City 424-419-843
INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE
1. Michael Yang, UCI, 70-65-135
T2. Nick Sherwood, OSU, 70-69-139
T2. Allan Jun, UCI, 71-68-139
T4. Jake Johnson, SAC, 71-69-140
T4. Grant Rappleye, SAC, 71-69-140
T4. Alex Edford, PAC, 70-70-140
T4. Alex Moore, OSU, 71-69-140
T4. Alex Ching, USD, 71-69-140
T4. Curtis Yonke, KSU, 72-68-140
SACRAMENTO STATE SCORES
T4. Jake Johnson 71-69-140
T4. Grant Rappleye 71-69-140
T27. Ryan Williams 72-72-144
T33. Cameron Rappleye 74-71-145
T43. Owen Taylor 74-72-146
T56. Jordan Swanson 76-73-149
T85. Eric Taylor* 79-76-155
*Competing as an individual