CANDLISH LEADS MEN'S GOLF AT BRAVEHEART CLASSIC
BEAUMONT, Calif. — Sophomore Kyle Candlish shot 228 over three rounds to tie for 11th place and lead the Sacramento State men’s golf team to a seventh-place showing at the Braveheart Classic hosted by UC Riverside on Tuesday.
Candlish led the Hornets with a 77 during the first round on Monday and added scores of 75 and 76 on Tuesday. The Rancho Murieta, Calif., native was four strokes better than fellow sophomore Grant Norton who had the second best score on the team after shooting 79-74-79-232 to tie for 32nd.
Cal Poly won the team title with scores of 311-301-288-900. The Mustangs finished eight strokes ahead of second place UC Riverside (309-295-304). The medalist honor was shared by two UCR golfers. Nick Paez shot 69-72-79-220 and was joined by Spencer Paschall who fired 77-73-70-220.
Along with Candlish and Norton, the Hornets were represented by Cody Miller and Scott DeBorba who both tied for 36th place. Miller shot 80-78-76-234 while DeBorba carded rounds of 82-77-75-234. Freshman logan Finley, who was making his debut for the team this season, tied for 62nd at 71-77-81-239. The Hornets had a different leader in all three rounds. Candlish’s 77 led the first round, Norton shot 74 for the best in the second and DeBorba paced the team in the final round with a 75.
Sacramento State will next be in action at the Fresno State Lexus Classic beginning on March 10.
1. Cal Poly 311-301-288-900
2. UC Riverside 309-295-304-908
3. UC Santa Barbara 320-300-290-910
4. TCU 307-306-299-912
5. Kansas State 314-297-307-918
6. CS Northridge 316-303-305-924
7. SACRAMENTO STATE 317-303-306-926
8. Gonzaga 315-309-303-927
9. Southern Utah 320-306-304-930
10. Missouri 323-314-304-941
T11. Portland 331-313-298-942
T11. Texas Pan American 324-311-307-942
13. Utah State 328-309-307-944
T14. Weber State 331-311-304-946
T14. Barry 334-312-300-946
16. Loyola (Ill.) 340-322-307-969
INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE
T1. Nick Paez, UCR, 69-72-79-220
T1. Spencer Paschall, UCR, 77-73-70-220
3. Michael O’Brien, CP, 71-80-70-221
T4. Brian Hollenbeck, UCSB, 80-72-71-223
T4. Matt Grush, UCSB, 80-72-71-223
SACRAMENTO STATE SCORES
T11. Kyle Candlish 77-75-76-228
26. Grant Norton 79-74-79-232
T36. Cody Miller 80-78-76-234
T36. Scott DeBorba 82-77-75-234
T62. Logan Finley 81-77-81-239