CAMERON RAPPLEYE AND MEN'S GOLF ARE VICTORIOUS AT WILDCAT INVITATIONAL
LAYTON, Utah — Cameron Rappleye held on to his first day lead to earn his first collegiate title and the Sacramento State men's golf team withstood a furious charge for Arkansas-Little Rock to win the team title on Tuesday at the Wildcat Invitational.
The victories mark the second consecutive season the Hornets have left the Valley View Golf Club with both titles. Last season, the team set the school 54-hole record en route to the team title and Jake Johnson was the medalist.
The Hornets built a 15-stroke team lead following the first two rounds on Monday but shot 296 (8-over) as a team on Tuesday and finished tied with UALR with a three-round total of 868. Despite the Trojans' making up 16 strokes in the final round, the Hornets won the team title based on its fifth score.
Cameron Rappleye shot 68-69-75-212 and finished one stroke ahead of Tyler Sluman of Rollins in the individual standings. The 54-hole total of 212 was a career best for the Sacramento native and is tied for ninth in school history. Rappleye's opening round 68 also matched his career low.
On Tuesday, Jordan Weir and Grant Rappleye each shot 73 and both finished with a total of 218 to tie for 12th. Jake Johnson and Owen Taylor added rounds of 75. Johnson shot 73-72-75-220 to tie for 16th. Taylor tied for 32nd with a total of 272.
Rollins and Southern Utah tied for third in the team standings at 878. Boise State completed the top five after shooting 882.
Sacramento State will close out the fall portion of its schedule at the Bill Cullum Invitational on Oct. 17-18 in Simi Valley, Calif.
Layton, Utah • Valley View Golf Club
Par 72 • 7,147 yards
T1. SACRAMENTO STATE 288-284-296-868*
T1. Arkansas-Little Rock 296-292-280-868
T3. Rollins 301-287-290-878
T3. Southern Utah 300-287-291-878
5. Boise State 294-293-295-882
6. Oral Roberts 301-287-298-886
7. Utah Valley 304-293-293-890
8. Utah State 306-296-303-905
T9. Cal State Bakersfield 299-295-312-906
T9. Weber State 307-294-305-905
11. Cal State Northridge 312-292-303-907
INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE
1. Cameron Rappleye, SAC, 68-69-75-212
2. Tyler Sluman, ROL, 72-70-71-213
T3. Luis Cedeno, UALR, 74-71-69-214
T3. Spencer Cole, ROL, 73-70-71-214
T5. Alfred Kerstis, UALR, 73-71-71-215
T5. Jeff Evans, SUU, 76-69-70-215
T5. David Holtgrewe, ORU, 73-70-72-215
SACRAMENTO STATE SCORES
1. Cameron Rappleye 68-69-75-212
T12. Jordan Weir 71-74-73-218
T12. Grant Rappleye 76-69-73-218
T16. Jake Johnson 73-72-75-220
T32. Owen Taylor 77-75-75-227