GRANT RAPPLEYE SHOOTS 65 TO HELP MEN'S GOLF SURGE TO SEVENTH PLACE
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — Grant Rappleye recorded a career-best round of 65 and tied the course record to lead all players in the third round of the Bill Cullum Invitational, Tuesday at Wood Ranch Golf Club. Rappleye's score is tied for second in school history and helped the Hornets finish seventh in the 15-team event.
Rappleye was one of three Sacramento State golfers to finish among the top 25. His brother, Cameron Rappleye, paced the Hornets by shooting 75-68-76-219 to tie for 17th overall. Freshman Jordan Weir was just one stroke behind Cameron, carding rounds of 77-71-72-220. Weir's total easily set his career best as a Hornet while his second and third round also marked his two lowest rounds of the year.
Grant Raplpeye tied for 25th overall after firing 80-77-65-222. His score on Tuesday was two strokes better than the closest competitor during the day. Rappleye's previous low this season was 69 at the Purple & Red Invitational. He now has seven rounds of 71 or better in his four tournaments (11 rounds).
Jake Johnson tied for 56th with rounds of 80-74-76-230. Jake Pineo shot 79-75-86-240 to tie for 78th.
UC Riverside shot 287 in the final round to move from third place to first. The Highlanders concluded the three-round event with a total of 871. San Jose State was second at 873 while host Cal State Northridge (880), Portland (881) and Cal State Bakersfield (883) finished third through fifth.
Individually, Nick Delio of Cal State Northridge, was the medalist behind rounds of 72-69-67-208.
The tournament was the final event for the Hornets during the fall portion of its season. The team will next compete at the UC Irvine Invitational on Feb. 7-8.
BILL CULLUM INVITATIONAL
Wood Ranch GC • Par 72
1. UC Riverside 298-286-287-871
2. San Jose State 291-291-291-873
3. Cal State Northridge 296-289-295-880
4. Portland 286-295-300-881
5. Cal State Bakersfield 302-291-290-883
6. South Dakota State 299-293-293-885
7. SACRAMENTO STATE 311-288-289-888
T8. Cal State Fullerton 294-298-301-893
T8. Utah State 309-288-296-893
10. DePaul 304-296-298-898
11. Southern Utah 298-303-299-900
12. Cal State San Bernardino 391-296-322-909
13. Cal State San Marcos 305-312-297-914
14. Utah Valley 304-304-316-924
15. Cal Lutheran 304-312-311-927
INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE
1. Nick Delio, CSN, 72-69-67-208
T2. Kevin Fitzgerald, UCR, 75-70-67-212
T2. Chase Goodvin, CSB, 74-69-69-212
T4. David Smith, SDSU, 76-65-72-213
T4. Jeff Evans, SUU, 70-71-72-213
SACRAMENTO STATE SCORES
T17. Cameron Rappleye 75-68-76-219
T20. Jordan Weir 77-71-72-72-220
T25. Grant Rappleye 80-77-65-333
T56. Jake Johnson 80-74-76-230
T58. Jake Pineo 79-75-86-240