DeBORBA, NORTON LEAD MEN'S GOLF TO AMERICA SKY CHAMPIONSHIP
FALMOUTH, Mass. — For the second time in the last three years, the Sacramento State men’s golf team has captured the America Sky Conference title. The Hornets shot 296-293-589 to win the event Tuesday at the Hawks Invitational/America Sky Championship at the Ballymeade Country Club.
Senior Scott DeBorba and junior Grant Norton each earned all-conference honors after placing in the top five among America Sky golfers. DeBorba posted a pair of 71s to tie for sixth overall and was second among conference foes. Norton rallied from a 76 on Monday with a 69 in the final round to tie for 14th overall and place third in the America Sky standings.
“It’s exciting to win a conference championship for the school,” Director of Golf David Sutherland said. “To be honest, we played better than our score indicated but hopefully this is the start of something special."
“I’m really happy to see the way Scott played. As a senior, he stepped up and led the team. Grant’s round on Tuesday may have been the best round he’s ever played.”
In the overall standings, the Hornets finished fifth, 23 strokes behind Baylor who claimed the team title at 284-282-566. North Carolina State (293-283-576), Georgia State (298-283-581) and TCU (292-292-584) finished second through fourth, respectively.
Sacramento State finished 19 strokes ahead of Hartford for the America Sky title. The Hawks shot 303-305-608 and were led by Brian Albertazzi’s 72-69-141 to become the conference’s medalist. Northern Colorado placed third in the conference standings at 316-293-609.
Along with DeBorba and Norton, Sacramento State was also represented by Cameron Rappleye, Cody Miller and Grant Rappleye. Cameron shot 76-75-151 to tie for 49th. Miller fired 75-78-153 to tie for 57th and Grant tied for 76th at 74-82-156.
The Hornet men will next be in action at the Wolf Pack Classic in Reno, Nev., beginning on Oct. 6.
1. Baylor 284-282-566
2. North Carolina State 293-283-576
3. Georgia State 298-283-581
4. TCU 292-292-584
5. Sacramento State 296-293-589*
6. Rhode Island 292-298-590
7. Mercer 296-295-591
8. SMU 307-287-594
9. William & Mary 299-297-596
10. Cal Poly 302-298-600
11. USC Upstate 306-296-602
12. Rutgers 301-304-605
13. Loyola 310-296-606
T14. Bryant 312-295-607
T14. Seton Hall 311-296-607
16. Hartford 303-305-608*
17. Northern Colorado 316-293-609*
18. Texas Pan American 311-300-611*
19. Weber State 310-303-613*
20. Connecticut 305-314-619
21. Binghamton 311-309-620
22. Drexel 318-314-632
23. Utah Valley 319-315-634
*America Sky Teams
INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE
1. Matt Hill, NCSU, 66-65-131
2. Colton Williams, Baylor, 70-70-140
T3. Bill Allcorn, Baylor, 70-71-141
T3. Tom Sherreard, GSU, 74-67-141
T3. Brian Albertazzi, Hartford, 72-69-141
AMERICA SKY TOP FIVE
1. Brian Albertazzi, Hartford, 72-69-141
2. Scott DeBorba, SAC, 71-71-142
3. Grant Norton, SAC, 76-69-145
4. Nick Nelson, UV, 73-74-147
T5. Armen Kirakossian, UTPA, 72-76-148
T5. Tim Acaster, UTPA, 78-70-148
T5. Andrew Marler, Binghamton, 75-73-148
SACRAMENTO STATE SCORES
T6/2. Scott DeBorba 71-71-142
T14/3. Grant Norton 76-69-145
T49/T9. Cameron Rappleye 76-75-151
T57/T12. Cody Miller 75-78-153
T76/T19. Grant Rappleye 74-82-156