DeBORBA AND RAPPLEYE POST LOW ROUNDS FOR MEN'S GOLF AT FRESNO STATE
FRESNO, Calif. — Freshman Cameron Rappleye shot rounds of 76 and 70 and is tied for 13th place overall after the first day of the Fresno State Lexus Golf Classic on Monday. Overall, Sacramento State is tied for 14th place along with Boise State heading into Tuesday’s final 18 holes.
Rappleye tied for the second best round on the team in the morning after shooting 76. The Christian Brothers High School graduate opened on the 12th hole with a par but then bogeyed the par-3 13th. A birdie on the par-4 14th made him even, where he stayed for the next four holes. After the turn, Rappleye played the front side with seven pars and two bogeys. He ended his round with bogeys on both the par-4 10th and par-3 11th.
Rappleye’s afternoon round began on a roll. He birdied the par-5 12th before parring the next two holes. Another birdie on the par-4 15th was followed by a par and consecutive birdies on the par-4 17th and par-5 18th leaving him at 4-under through his first seven holes. His first miscue came on the 1st hole where he bogeyed the par-4 1st. Back-to-back pars came before a bogey on the par-4 5th to drop him to 2-under. Rappleye bounced back with a birdie on the par-5 5th and then followed three straight pars with a birdie on the par-5 9th and a par on 10. However, he ended his round with a double bogey on the par-3 11th.
Senior Scott DeBorba led the Hornets in the opening round with a total of 74. DeBorba shot 77 in the afternoon and is tied for 46th place overall. DeBorba was steady from his opening tee (13th) in the morning by parring six of his first seven holes. A pair of bogeys where sandwiched around two pars before he birdied the par-4 6th. His next three holes were comprised of a par, a bogey and birdie, and then three more pars ended his morning round.
In the afternoon, DeBorba played his first six holes at 1-over with a birdie and two bogeys. The front side was not nearly as kind as he recorded a birdie, double-bogey and bogey on the first three holes. He used two birdies, two bogeys and five pars to play the next nine holes even.
Junior Grant Norton ranked third on the team with scores of 76-79-155. Norton was a contradiction to DeBorba’s consistency in the morning. The Sheldon High School graduate recorded an eagle, two birdies, seven pars and eight bogeys to finish his first 18 holes at 2-over. The afternoon saw him open with three pars but a bogey on 14, a double on 15 (the same hole he eagles in the first round) and a bogey on 16 moved him to 4-over through six holes. From that point, Norton parred eight of the next nine holes and nine of his final 12.
Jeremy Harris and Jake Johnson also contributed one round toward the team total. Johnson shot 80-78-158 and is tied for 84th overall. His morning round featured two birdies, seven pars, eight bogeys and a double bogey. In the afternoon, he had one birdie, 11 pars, five bogeys and a double bogey.
Harris battled through an 82 in his first round to rank second on the team in the afternoon with a 75. In the latter round, he played the first eight holes even before bogeying the par-4 3rd. He then parred eight of his final nine holes with the lone exception being a double bogey on the par-4 7th.
UC Davis and Washington are tied for the team lead with a two-round total of 584. Host Fresno State and BYU are six strokes back and tied for third while San Diego State is fifth at 592. Sacramento State’s score of 606 places the team within 10 strokes of seven other teams.
Phil Huffman of UC Davis holds the individual lead at 72-67-139. UC Irvine’s Michael Im is second at 141.
T1. UC Davis 292-292-584
T1. Washington 299-285-584
T3. Fresno State 290-300-590
T3. BYU 296-294-590
5. San Diego State 297-295-592
6. UC Irvine 295-298-593
7. Nevada 300-295-595
8. San Jose State 303-293-596
9. Pacific 302-295-597
10. Oklahoma 305-294-599
11. San Diego 301-298-599
12. UC Santa Barbara 307-294-601
13. CS Northridge 207-305-602
T14. Sacramento State 306-300-606
T14. Boise State 304-302-606
16. Arizona State 306-302-608
17. Fresno City 318-291-609
18. UTEP 314-296-610
19. Hawaii 316-308-624
20. CS Bakersfield
INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE
1. Phil Huffman, UCD, 72-67-139
2. Michael Im, UCI, 70-71-141
T3. Todd Angel, FS, 69-73-142
T3. Taylor Coffman, NEV, 72-70-142
T3. Nick Taylor, UW, 72-70-142
SACRAMENTO STATE SCORES
T13. Cameron Rappleye 76-70-146
T46. Scott DeBorba 74-77-151
T68. Grant Norton 76-79-155
T79. Jeremy Harris 82-75-157
T84. Jake Johnson 80-78-158