GRANT RAPPLEYE FINISHES FOURTH, MEN'S GOLF TIES FOR FOURTH AT CULLUM INVITATIONAL
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — Grant Rappleye recorded his third straight round of 70 and finished in fourth place to lead the Sacramento State men's golf team in the final round of the Bill Cullum Invitational on Tuesday at Wood Ranch Golf Club.
As a team, the Hornets shot 296 in the third round and finished tied for fourth with a three-round total of 869. Arizona State and Long Beach State shared the team title as each team shot 853. Sacramento State's three-round total of 869 is tied for the eighth best in program history.
Spencer Fletcher of ASU and Loyola Marymount's Tyler Torano were co-medalists with a 54-hole total of 208. A playoff was not possible after the third round was delayed two hours by morning fog.
Rappleye's total of 210 was one stroke of his career best and is the fifth-lowest in school history. The Sacramento native shot 70 in all three rounds to finish the tournament at 6-under par.
On Tuesday, Rappleye was followed by senior Jake Johnson and sophomore Jordan Weir who each shot 74. Jordan Swanson added a round of 78 and Cameron Rappleye carded a 79.
Overall, Weir recorded his second top 10 finish of the season, tying for 10th place with a 54-hole total of 71-70-74-215. Swanson, who was competing with the team for the first time, tied for 38th with rounds of 70, 76 and 78.
A week after winning the Wildcat Invitational, Cameron Rappleye tied for 45th at 72-74-79-225. Johnson finished tied for 55th at 79-76-74-229.
The tournament was the final event of the fall season for the Hornets. The team will compete in six tournaments in the fall, beginning with the Folino Invitational in Irvine, Calif., on Feb. 19.
BILL CULLUM INVITATIONAL
Simi Valley, Calif. • Wood Ranch GC
Par 72 • 6,801 yards
T1. Arizona State 283-288-282-853
T1. Long Beach State 283-284-286-853
3. Denver 277-292-297-866
T4. SACRAMENTO STATE 283-290-296-869
T4. UC Santa Barbara 281-296-292-869
T4. Loyola Marymount 286-292-291-869
7. Cal State Fullerton 292-288-292-872
8. Cal Poly 291-287-301-879
9. Cal State Bakersfield 290-304-296-890
10. UC Riverside 296-293-302-891
11. Cal State Northridge 298-304-302-904
12. Southern Utah 309-311-296-916
13. Utah State 305-302-310-917
INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE
T1. Spencer Flethcer, ASU, 68-72-68-208
T1. Tyler Torano, LMU, 70-69-69-208
3. Xander Schauffele, LBSU, 68-72-69-209
4. Grant Rappleye, SAC, 70-70-70-210
5. Russell Boring, UCSB, 71-69-71-211
SACRAMENTO STATE SCORES
4. Grant Rappleye 70-70-70-210
T10. Jordan Weir 71-70-74-215
T38. Jordan Swanson 70-76-78-224
T45. Cameron Rappleye 72-74-79-225
T55. Jake Johnson 79-76-74-229