NORTON TIES FOR SIXTH PLACE AT BILL CULLUM INVITATIONAL
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — Sophomore Grant Norton shot an even-par 72 in the third and final round to tie for sixth place at the Bill Cullum Invitational hosted by Cal State Northridge on Monday. Norton finished the three-round tournament with a total of 216 and helped Sacramento State to a sixth-place team showing.
The Hornets endured their highest-scoring round of the tournament on Tuesday and concluded the event at 293-297-304. Their total of 894 was 24 strokes behind champion UC Santa Barbara. Portland (881), Loyola Marymount (886), Southern Utah (896) and Gonzaga (891) completed the top five.
Norton’s third-round score was easily the best on the team. The Sheldon HS graduate was four strokes ahead of Cody Miller who finished with a consistent total of 76-76-76-228 to tie for 46th place. Jeremy Harris ranked second on the team overall at 67-81-77-225 to tie for 25th.
Scott DeBorba shot 74-76-79-229 to tie for 51st and Brad Carricho tied for 74th in his first collegiate event at 83-77-79-239.
UCSB’s Brian Hollenbeck posted three under-par rounds to become the medalist. Hollenbeck had a pair of 71s on Monday and added a 70 for a total of 212.
Sacramento State will close out the fall portion of its schedule on Oct. 22-23 at the Santa Clara Invitational.
1. UC Santa Barbara 286-288-296-870
2. Portland 300-289-292-881
3. Loyola Marymount 296-289-301-886
4. Southern Utah 304-288-295-887
5. Gonzaga 301-293-297-891
6. Sacramento State 293-297-304-894
7. UC Riverside 301-294-302-897
8. Long Beach State 293-310-298-901
9. CS Bakersfield 306-293-307-906
10. Utah Valley State 315-290-302-907
11. Drake 305-297-309-911
12. CS Northridge 309-295-311-915
13. Idaho State 302-300-318-920
14. Weber State 316-298-312-926
15. Utah State 315-312-306-933
INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE
1. Brian Hollenbeck, UCSB, 71-71-70-212
T2. Eric Nilsson, SUU, 71-72-70-213
T2. Michael Casca, UCSB, 67-72-74-213
T4. Brandon Crick, GON, 71-69-74-214
T4. Jed Dirksen, Arizona State, 72-69-73-214
SACRAMENTO STATE SCORES
T6. Grant Norton 76-68-72-216
T25. Jeremy Harris 67-81-77-215
T46. CodyMiller 76-76-76-228
T51. Scott DeBorba 74-76-79-229
T74. Brad Carricho 83-77-79-239