MEN'S GOLF IN THE HUNT AFTER OPENING DAY OF AIR FORCE TOURNAMENT
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — The Sacramento State men’s golf team opened its 2008-09 season with rounds of 290 and 299 in the opening day of the Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational on Saturday. The Hornets’ 36-hole total of 589 places the team in seventh place with 18 holes to play on Sunday.
Individually, junior Grant Norton opened the tournament with a 2-under round of 70 and then followed with a round of 75. Norton is tied for 14th place following the day at 145. Freshman Grant Rappleye ranks second on the team and is tied for 32nd overall with scores of 73-74-147. Twin brother Cameron Rappleye also had his score counted in both rounds after shooting 75-77-152.
Seniors Cody Miller and Scott DeBorba endured a roller-coaster day. DeBorba opened with a round of 72, which ranked second on the team, but followed with a round of 81 in the afternoon. Miller carded 78 in the morning but bounced back with a 73 to lead the team.
Colorado State and UNLV are tied for the team lead with a total of 560. Washington State is third at 578 while New Mexico (579) and Air Force (586) round out the top five. The Hornets lead fellow America Sky schools Weber State (T8, 590), Northern Colorado (11th, 591) and Utah Valley (17th, 617) after the first day.
Bryce Hanstad of Colorado State holds the individual lead after shooting 70-68-138. He is followed by teammate Riley Arp and Washington State’s Kevin Tucker who both totaled 139.
T1. Colorado State 276-284-560
T1. UNLV 276-284-560
3. Washington State 293-285-578
4. New Mexico 291-288-579
5. Air Force 286-300-586
6. Southern Utah 294-294-588
7. SACRAMENTO STATE 290-299-589
T8. Weber State 301-289-590
T8. Utah State 297-293-590
T8. Wyoming 297-293-590
11. Northern Colorado 292-299-591
12. Northern Iowa 298-294-592
13. Utah 291-303-594
14. Long Beach State 307-297-604
15. Colorado-Colorado Springs 306-302-608
16. Air Force “Silver” 307-309-616
17. Utah Valley 317-300-617
INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE
1. Bryce Hanstad, CSU, 70-68-138
T2. Riley Arp, CSU 67-72-139
T2. Kevin Tucker 72-67-139
T4. Eddie Olson, UNLV, 69-71-140
T4. Ji Moon, UNLV, 69-71-140
SACRAMENTO STATE SCORES
T14. Grant Norton 70-75-145
T32. Grant Rapleye 73-74-147
T59. Cody Miller 78-73-151
T62. Cameron Rappleye 75-77-152
T68. Scott DeBorba 72-81-153