MEN'S GOLF IN THE HUNT AT CULLUM INVITATIONAL; RAPPLEYE AND WEIR BOTH IN THE RED
Grant Rappleye (above) and Jordan Weir both finished the opening day of the Bill Cullum Invitational under par.
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — The Sacramento State men's golf team continued its hot play during the opening day of the Bill Cullum Invitational, Monday at Wood Ranch Golf Club.
The Hornets, who are coming off a victory at last week's Wildcat Invitational, are in fourth place through the first two rounds, six strokes out of the lead. Sacramento State played the morning round of 5-under (283) but then posted a 290 in the afternoon to finish the first day at 573.
Long Beach State holds the team lead after shooting 283-284-567. Denver, which led after the first round, is second with rounds of 277-292-569. Arizona State (283-288-571), Sacramento State and UC Santa Barbara (281-296-577) complete the top five.
Individually, Grant Rappleye and Jordan Weir enjoyed the best days for Sacramento State. Rappleye posted two rounds of 70 and is tied for third. Weir is tied for seventh after shooting 71-70-141.
The Hornets got off to a quick start in the morning, riding the two rounds from Rappleye and Weir as well as a 70 from Jordan Swanson and a 72 from Cameron Raplpeye.
Cameron Rappleye added a round of 74 in the afternoon and is tied for 26th with a 36-hole total of 146. Swanson, who is playing in his first collegiate tournament, also totaled 146, following a second-round 76.
Senior Jake Johnson completed the Hornet lineup, shooting 79-76-155 and is tied for 69th.
Denver's C.J. Kim holds the individual lead. Kim carded rounds of 64-74-138 and is one stroke ahead of Loyola Marymount's Tyler Torano (70-69-139).
The tournament concludes with the third round on Tuesday morning.
BILL CULLUM INVITATIONAL
Wood Ranch GC • Simi Valley, Calif.
Par 72 • 6,801 yards
1. Long Beach State 283-294-567
2. Denver 277-292-569
3. Arizona State 283-288-571
4. SACRAMENTO STATE 283-290-573
5. UC Santa Barbara 281-296-577
T6. Cal Poly 291-287-578
T6. Loyola Marymount 286-292-578
8. Cal State Fullerton 292-288-580
9. UC Riverside 296-293-589
10. Cal State Bakersfield 290-304-594
11. Cal State Northridge 298-304-602
12. Utah State 305-302-607
13. Southern Utah 209-311-620
INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE
1. C.J. Kim, DU, 64-74-138
2. Tyler Torano, LMU, 70-69-139
T3. Grant Rappleye, SAC, 70-70-140
T3. Xander Schauffele, LBSU, 68-72-140
T3. Spencer Fletcher, ASU, 68-72-140
T3. Russell Boring, UCSB, 71-69-140
SACRAMENTO STATE SCORES
T3. Grant Rappleye 70-70-140
T7. Jordan Weir 71-70-141
T26. Cameron Rappleye 72-74-146
T26. Jordan Swanson 70-76-146
T69. Jake Johnson 79-76-155