GRANT RAPPLEYE SHOOTS 69 IN FINAL ROUND OF FRESNO STATE LEXUS CLASSIC
FRESNO, Calif. — Sophomore Grant Rappleye shot 69 to lead the Sacramento State men's golf team in the third and final round of the Fresno State Lexus Classic on Tuesday at the San Joaquin Country Club.
Rappleye finished the 54-hole event with a total of 215 which tied him for 11th in the field. The Sacramento native opened play with a round of 74 on Monday and then carded a 72 in the second round which concluded on Tuesday morning. During the final round, Rappleye bogeyed his first hole (the par-4 ninth) before eventually dropping to 3-under after 15 holes. However, he gave two of those strokes back with a double-bogey of the par-4 sixth before closing with a par and a birdie of the par-4 eighth.
Kyle Candlish ranked second on the team and was tied for 33rd overall with a total of 71-72-78-221. Candlish entered the final round tied for 11th place after opening with rounds of 71 and 72. On Tuesday, he was 3-over through his first four holes and eventually fell to 7-over before carding his only birdie of the day. For the round, he had one birdie, 10 pars, six bogeys and a double bogey.
Jake Johnson shot 77-73-76-226 to tie for 52nd. Johnson ended the tournament with an up-and-down round which was comprised of two birdies, 10 pars, fjve bogeys and a double bogey.
Senior Nick Neal was two strokes back of Johnson in the standings with a total of 75-74-79-228 to tie for 65th. Freshman Jake Pineo also shot 79 on Tuesday and ended at 74-79-79-232 to finish tied for 80th.
Despite two rounds of 80 to begin the tournament, sophomore Cameron Rappleye recorded the second best final round for the Hornets with a 73. Rappleye opened play on the 12th hole and quickly dropped to 1-under with a birdie on the par-4 13th. He moved back to event with a bogey on the par-4 17th. Following a par on 18, he bogeyed both the 1st and 2nd to stand at 2-over. A birdie on the par-3 4th and a bogey on the par-4 5th were followed by six straight pars to close the round.
BYU and San Diego tied for the team title after each team totaled 1085. The pair were followed by sixth-ranked Washington (1087), third-ranked Oregon (1088) and Michigan (1092) in the top five. Sacramento State ended at 361-370-375-1116 to tie for 10th place with Cal Poly.
Individually, UC Irvine's John Chin and BYU's Robbie Filmore tied for the medalist. Chin entered the final round tied for sixth but shot 66 to finish at 75-67-66-208. Fillmore opened with a round of 74 but then posted back-to-back rounds of 67.
Sacramento State will next compete at the Cal Poly Men's Invitational on March 25-26 in Arroyo Grande, Calif.
T1. BYU 361-362-362-1085
T1. #24 San Diego 366-359-360-1085
3. #6 Washington 363-3556-368-1087
4. #3 Oregon 369-358-361-1088
5. Michigan 372-349-371-1092
6. Pepperdine 355-365-374-1094
7. UC Irvine 366-377-364-1107
8. Fresno State 370-372-367-1109
9. #21 California 365-377-368-1110
T10. SACRAMENTO STATE 371-370-375-1116
T10. Cal Poly 375-372-369-1116
12. Pacific 372-373-377-1122
13. Saint Mary's 377-378-382-1127
14. Nevada 377-377-374-1128
15. Kansas State 380-373-379-1132
16. San Jose State 377-375-1135
INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE
T1. John Chin, UCI, 75-67-66-208
T1. Robbie Filmore, BYU, 74-67-67-208
3. Eugene Wong, ORE, 74-66-71-211
4. Scott Brace, USD, 71-71-70-212
T5. Brady Johnson, BYU, 70-71-72-213
T5. Andrew Putnam, PEP, 69-69-75-213
SACRAMENTO STATE SCORES
T11. Grant Rappleye 74-72-69-215
T33. Kyle Candlish 71-72-78-221
T52. Jake Johnson 77-73-76-226
T65. Nick Neal 75-74-79-228
T80. Jake Pineo 74-79-79-232
T83. Cameron Rappleye 80-80-73-233