JOHNSON FINISHES THIRD TO LEAD MEN'S GOLF AT FRESNO STATE LEXUS CLASSIC
Jake Johnson finished third at the Fresno State Lexus Classic at 2-under par.
FRESNO, Calif. — Senior Jake Johnson finished third to lead the Sacramento State men's golf team at the Fresno State Lexus Golf Classic on Tuesday at Fort Washington Country Club.
Johnson shot a 2-over 74 in a wind-whipped third round to finish with a 54-hole total of 71-69-74-214. That total was the fourth best of his career and gave the Cameron Park, Calif., native his fifth top five finish.
As a team, the Hornets shot 394 on Tuesday and finished in seventh place. Oregon State maintained its first day lead and won the event by six strokes. The Beavers shot 1087 over the three rounds and were followed by Washington State (1093), San Diego (1096), Pacific (1099) and Arizona (1100) in the top five.
Johnson played his first nine holes of the day at 1-over behind a birdie, six pars and a bogey. He opened the back nine with three pars but then had consecutive bogeys on the par-4 13th and 14th. The senior regrouped with a par on 15 before birdying the par-5 16th. He closed out the round with two more pars.
Johnson was one of just six student-athletes to shoot 215 or better in the tournament. San Diego's Alex Ching, who is currently ranked 40th in the Div. I, was the medalist after carding rounds of 71-69-69-209.
Cameron Rappleye had the second best finish for Sacramento State on Tuesday. The senior shot 75 and finished tied for 22nd with a total of 220. Rappleye was 3-over through seven holes but got a shot back with a birdie on the par-5 fifth. He was also consistent on the back half of the course with eight pars and just one bogey.
The team also counted an 80 from freshman Owen Taylor, and 82 from Ryan Williams and an 83 from Jordan Swanson.
Overall, Grant Rappleye had the third-highest finish on the team trying for 47th place with a total of 71-69-85-225.
Sacramento State will next compete at the OGIO Invitational hosted by UC Santa Barbara on April 2-3.
1. Oregon State 355-352-380-1087
2. Washington State 351-366-376-1093
3. San Diego 362-357-377-1096
4. Pacific 365-357-377-1099
5. Arizona 363-355-382-1100
6. Long Beach State 365-358-382-1104
7. SACRAMENTO STATE 362-353-394-1109
8. Brigham Young 374-359-382-1115
9. UC Irvine 359-356-403-1118
10. Kansas State 373-360-392-1125
11. Cal State Fullerton 370-366-390-1126
12. Fresno State 363-367-400-1130
13. UC Santa Barbara 374-361-397-1132
14. Boise State 388-359-394-1141
15. Cal State Northridge 380-378-398-1156
16. Fresno City 424-419-438
INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE
1. Alex Ching, USD, 71-69-69-209
2. Alex Edfort, PAC, 70-70-73-213
3. Jake Johnson, SAC, 71-69-74-214
T4. Allan Jun, UCI, 71-68-76-215
T4. Byron Meth, PAC, 71-71-73-215
T4. Michael Yang, UCI, 70-65-80-215
SACRAMENTO STATE SCORES
3. Jake Johnson 71-69-74-214
T22. Cameron Rappleye 74-71-75-220
T47. Grant Rappleye 71-69-85-225
T53. Ryan Williams 72-72-82-226
T53. Owen Taylor 74-72-80-226
T72. Eric Taylor* 79-76-76-231
T74. Jordan Swanson 76-73-83-232
* Competed as an individual