MEN'S GOLF TIES FOR 11th AT FRESNO STATE LEXUS CLASSIC
FRESNO, Calif. — Senior Scott DeBorba shot 71 and freshman Jake Johnson and junior Grant Norton each shot 73 to lead Sacramento State in the final round of the Fresno State Lexus Classic on Tuesday. The trio was two of four Hornets to shoot 74 on better during the final round and help the team to a tie for 11th place overall.
DeBorba and Johnson took contrasting routes to their solid scores. DeBorba got off to the worst start among the five Hornets, with a par, two bogeys and a double bogey in his first four holes. From that point, the senior played the next 15 holes at 4-under and tallied five birdies during that span. After making the turn at 4-over, DeBorba carded birdies on the first, third, sixth and eighth holes to post a 32 on the front nine holes. He finished the tournament tied for 25th place with rounds of 74-79-72-222.
Johnson began his round with nine consecutive pars on the back nine holes. He dropped to 1-under with a birdie on the par-4 first but gave the stroke back with a bogey on the par-3 fourth. He closed out his round with five pars in his final six holes with only one bogey. His round of 72 ties his career low which also came at the Giustina Memorial and the Wolf Pack Classic. Johnson tied for 73rd overall at 80-78-73-231.
“It was a strong finish which was nice for us,” Director of Golf David Sutherland said. “Scott was great which was a key to our success. He showed a lot of composure to overcome that start and play the way he did.”
Norton also recorded his best round of the tournament with a 1-over 73. Norton bogeyed the 10th hole to start but then rallied off 11-consecutive pars. Two straight bogeys moved him to 3-over through 14 holes but he earned two back with birdies on the par-4 seventh and the par-5 ninth. Norton tied for 58th in the field with a total of 228 (76-79-73)
Freshman Cameron Rappleye posted a round of 74 of his own. Rappleye, who led the team after the first day, played his first nine holes at 1-over with a combination of a seven pars, a birdie and a double bogey. He moved to 2-over with a bogey on the first hole but immediately birided the par-3 second and parred the third. A bogey on the fourth hole was followed by four consecutive pars. Rappleye concluded with a birdie on the par-5 ninth. The Sacramento native recorded the best finish on the team as he tied for 19th at 76-70-74-220.
Jeremy Harris provided the team with a solid fifth score. Harris shot 38 on the back nine with a birdie, six pars, a bogey and a double bogey. He added another 38 on the front nine behind an eagle on the par-4 sixth, a birdie, three pars, three bogeys and a double bogey. Harris tied for 80th at 82-75-76-233.
Washington rallied to win the team title with a three-round total of 865. Host Fresno State shot a third-round best 280 to move into second place with a total of 870 and UC Irvine and UC Davis tied for third at 876.
Sacramento State’s third round team score of 291 tied for the fifth score in the 20-team field on Tuesday. The Hornets finished tied for 11th overall along with Oklahoma.
Ramie Sprinkling of UC Davis was the medalist after finishing 4-under 68-75-69-212.
Sacramento State will next be in action at the Cal Poly Men’s Invitational on March 26-27.
1. Washington 299-285-281-865
2. Fresno State 290-300-280-870
T3. UC-Irvine 295-298-283-876
T3. UC Davis 292-292-292-876
5. San Diego State 297-295-285-877
T6. San Diego 301-298-282-881
T6. BYU 296-294-291-881
8. San Jose State 303-293-293-889
9. Nevada 300-295-296-891
10. Pacific 302-295-296-893
T11. Sacramento State 306-300-291-897
T11. Oklahoma 305-294-298-897
13. CS Northidge 297-305-296-898
14. UTEP 314-296-294-904
15. UC Santa Barbara 307-294-304-905
16. Arizona State 306-302-303-911
T17. Boise State 304-302-307-913
T17. Fresno City 318-291-304-913
19. Hawaii 316-308-306-930
20. CS Bakersfield 321-314-305-940
INDIVUDAL TOP FIVE
1. Ramie Sprinkling, UCD, 68-75-69-212
T2. Todd Angel, FS, 69-73-72-214
T2. Colin Featherstone, SDSU, 75-71-68-214
T2. Nick Taylor, UW, 72-70-72-214
T5. Alex Ching, USD, 73-74-68-215
T5. Phil Huffman, UCD, 72-67-76-215
T5. Darren Wallace, UW, 75-73-67-215
SACRAMENTO STATE SCORES
T19. Cameron Rappleye 76-70-74-223
T25. Scott DeBorba 74-77-71-222
T58. Grant Norton 76-79-73-228
T73. Jake Johnson 80-78-73-231
T80. Jeremy Harris 82-75-76-233