RAPPLEYE AND MILLER LEAD MEN'S GOLF IN FINAL ROUND OF PACIFIC INVITATIONAL
STOCKTON, Calif. — Freshman Grant Rappleye shot an even-par 71 and senior Cody Miller carded a 1-over 72 to lead the Sacramento State men’s golf team in the third round of the Pacific Invitational on Wednesday at the Brookside Country Club.
As a team, the Hornets finished in 11th place overall with a three-round total of 879. Kansas State won the team title at 853 while UC Davis was second with 856. Rice and Fresno State each shot 859 to tie for third while Oregon shot 863 to complete the top five.
Rappleye began his round in strong fashion, recording birdies on five of his first 10 holes. The Sacramento native played the back nine at 4-under with birdies on the par-4 11th, par-3 12th, par-4 13th, and par-5 16th. He added to that run with a birdie on the par-4 first and a par on the par-4 second hole left him at 5-under for the round with seven holes to play. However, a bogey on the par-3 fourth and a triple bogey on the par-4 fifth dropped him to 1-under before paring the fifth hole and birdying the par-4 sixth. Rappleye’s round ended with a double bogey on the par-5 seventh and pars on the final two holes. He completed the tournament at 70-76-71-217 to tie for 18th place overall.
Miller quickly moved to red numbers with a birdie on his second hole of the round, the par-4 11th. Following a par, he birdied the par-314th and added two more pars before bogeying 17 and paring 18. After making the turn at 1-under, Miller birdied the par-4 1st. He later moved to 2-under with a birdie on the par-4 fifth but ended the round with a bogey on seven and a double bogey on the par-4 ninth. Miller’s round was 13 strokes better than his previous effort. He ended the tournament at 74-85-72-231 and tied for 56th.
Senior Scott DeBorba shot 74 and totaled 72-76-74-222 over the three days and was tied for 39th. On Wednesday, DeBorba opened his round with three birdies, five pars and a bogey to stand at 2-under at the midway point. A birdie on the first hole and two pars left him at 3-under through 12 holes but a triple-bogey on the par-4 seventh moved him to even. Bogeys on three of the final four holes ended his round.
The team also counted a 76 from senior Jeremy Harris towards its total. Harris carded seven pars and two bogeys on the back nine to begin his round. He added seven more pars on the front along with a one bogey and a triple bogey.Harris shot 72-74-76-222 and tied DeBorba for 39th place.
Junior Grant Norton totaled 73-73-78-224. On Wednesday, Norton had two birdies, 10 pars, three bogeys and three doubles. He ended the tournament tied for 48th overall.
The tournament was the final event for the men’s team during the fall season for Sacramento State.
1. Kansas State 285-286-282-853
2. UC Davis 290-286-280-856
T3. Rice 283-283-293-859
T3. Fresno State 279-292-288-859
5. Oregon 284-286-293-863
6. BYU 285-288-292-865
7. CS Northridge 287-288-292-867
T8. UC Santa Barbara 292-296-285-873
T8. Pacific 290-292-291-873
T8. Marquette 292-288-293-873
11. Sacramento State 287-299-293-879
12. UT-San Antonio 297-302-292-891
INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE
1. Mike Van Sickle, MARQ, 70-70-69-209
T2. Michael Buttacavoli, Rice, 70-67-73-210
T2. Grant Doverspike, FS, 66-74-70-210
T2. Casey Piper, CSN, 70-70-70-210
T2. Robert Streb, KSU, 69-73-68-210
SACRAMENTO STATE SCORES
T18. Grant Rappleye 70-76-71-217
T39. Scott DeBarba 72-76-74-222
T39. Jeremy Harris 72-74-76-222
T48. Grant Norton 73-73-78-224
T56. Cody Miller 74-85-72-231