FINAL DAY CHARGE MOVES MEN'S GOLF INTO A TIE FOR FOURTH AT POOR BOY INVITATIONAL
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Sophomores Cody Miller and Scott DeBorba each shot 73 to lead the Sacramento State men’s golf team in the third and final round of the CSUB Poor Boy Invitational on Tuesday. As a team, the Hornets recorded the second best score on the day and finished in a tie for fourth.
Sacramento State entered the day in 10th place but shot 294 during the final 18 holes. That score trailed only UCLA(288), who won the team title by 28 strokes. The Bruins finished the three-round tournament at 271-280-288-839. Host Cal State Bakersfield (287-282-298-867) and Sonoma State (281-293-297-871) were second and third, respectively. Grand Canyon tied the Hornets for fourth place. The Hornets' three-round total of 872 ranks fifth in school history and is the best since shooting 868 at the Pacific Invitational in 1997.
Consistency was the key for Sacramento State throughout the two days. Miller led the way at 70-72-73-215 to tie for 10th. His 54-hole score is tied for the sixth-best in school history. Kyle Candlish was two strokes behind in a tie for 15th place after shooting 71-72-74-217. Freshman Grant Norton shot rounds of 75, 72 and 74 to tie for 29th and DeBorba fired 76-73-73-222 to tie for 32nd. Jeremy Harris rounded out the Hornet contingent at 78-70-76-224 to tie for 44th.
UCLA’s Lucas Lee led from wire-to-wire to become the medalist. Lee opened the tournament with a 65 in the first round and followed with a 67 to hold the lead after the first day. He returned on Tuesday to shoot 70 and hold off Brady Baguio of Cal State Bakersfield and Kyle Hopkins of Sonoma State who each shot 206.
Sacramento State will next be in action at the Braveheart Classic hosted by UC Riverside beginning on March 5.
1. UCLA 271-280-288-839
2. Cal State Bakersfield 287-282-298-867
3. Sonoma State 281-298-297-871
T4. Sacramento State 292-286-294-872
T4. Grand Canyon 284-290-298-872
6. Notre Dame de Namur 280-296-299-875
7. Cal State San Bernardino 285-287-304-876
8. Cal State Stanislaus 290-286-301-877
9. Cal State Monterey Bay 289-290-299-878
10. Chico State 293-284-303-880
11. UC San Diego 283-290-308-881
12. Cal Poly 289-292-313-894
13. Western Washington 302-297-300-899
14. St. Martin’s 294-307-318-919
15. Cal State Dominguez Hills 300-304-324-928
16. Montana State-Billings 306-309-318-933
INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE
1. Lucas Lee, UCLA, 65-67-70-202
T2. Brady Baguio, CSUB, 71-65-70-206
T2. Kyle Hopkins, SSU, 67-69-70
4. Eric Justensen, STAN, 68-66-73-207
5. Nick Bell, CSUMB, 68-70-72-210
SACRAMENTO STATE FINISHERS
T10. Cody Miller 70-72-73-215
T15. Kyle Candlish 71-72-74-217
T29. Grant Norton 75-72-74-221
T32. Scott DeBorba 76-73-73-222
T44. Jeremy Harris 78-70-76-224