JAKE JOHNSON HOLDS TWO-SHOT LEAD FOLLOWING FIRST DAY OF PURPLE & RED
LAYTON, Utah — Sacramento State sophomore Jake Johnson shot career best rounds of 67 and 69 and holds a two-stroke lead following the first day of the Purple and Red Invitational on Monday.
Johnson's two round total of 136 places him just ahead of Northern Colorado's Troy Sidabras and Southern Utah's Jeff Evans heading into Tuesday's final round.
As a team, the Hornets sit in sixth place with a score of 581. Arkansas-Little Rock leads the 11-team field with a total of 562. Host Weber State is second at 567 followed by Southern Utah (569), Northern Colorado (573) and Cal State Northridge (574) in the top five.
Kyle Candlish shot 75-71-146 to rank second on the team and tie for 27th in the field. Senior Nick Neal is tied for 37th overall at 73-75-148. Freshman Jake Pineo is tied for 50th with rounds of 77-74-151 and sophomore Grant Rappleye is tied for 55th at 78-75-153.
1. Ark.-Little Rock 286-276-562
2. Weber State 282-285-567
3. Southern Utah 282-287-569
4. Northern Colorado 285-278-573
5. CS Northridge 283-291-574
6. Sacramento State 292-289-581
7. Utah 291-291-582
8. Gonzaga 287-298-585
T9. Utah Valley 295-291-586
T9. Utah State 295-291-586
11. CS Bakersfield 298-290-588
INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE
1. Jake Johnson, SAC, 67-69-136
T2. Jeff Evans, SUU, 69-69-138
T2. Troy Sidabras, NC, 71-67-138
4. Alex Sutton, WSU, 68-71-139
5. Benjamin Schilleman, USU, 71-69-140
SACRAMENTO STATE SCORES
1. Jake Johnson 67-69-136
T27. Kyle Candlish 75-71-146
T37. Nick Neal 73-75-148
T50. Jake Pineo 77-74-151
T55. Grant Rappleye