SIMI VALLEY, Calif. --- Freshman Grant Norton shot 69 in the second round to lead the Sacramento State men’s golf team in the first day of the Bill Cullum Invitational. Norton is tied for sixth after two rounds with a score of 143. The three-round tournament will conclude on Tuesday at the Wood Creek Golf Club.
Norton, who prepped at Sheldon High School and is playing in his first collegiate tournament, shot 74 in the first round before recording the 69. His second-round score is the lowest on the team this season and is tied for the ninth-best in school history.
Kyle Candish shot 74-76-150 and is tied for 31st while Jeremy Harris is tied for 41st with scores of 72-80-152. Scott DeBorba (82-74-156) and Cody Miller (86-74-160) are tied for 55th and 67th, respectively.
As a team, the Hornets are in eight place with a first-day total of 302-293-595. Loyola Marymount holds the lead following the first 36 holes after shooting 292-290-582. Cal Poly is one stroke behind in second while UC Santa Barbara is third at 589.
Individually, LMU’s Brian Locke shot 70-69-139 and is one stroke ahead of Long Beach State’s Karl Katnik.