FRESNO, Calif. — Senior Ryan Williams finished the first day of the Fresno State Lexus Golf Classic at 1-under par to record the top score of the day for Sacramento State on Monday at Belmont Country Club.
Williams' 36-hole total places him 10 strokes off the lead of Cal's Michael Kim for the individual lead. Kim entered the tournament ranked second in Div. I and had rounds of 68 and 65. His effort helped lead the Golden Bears to a 21-stroke lead after shooting 346-348-694.
Williams was even through his first round with three birdies and three bogeys. His second round started slowly as he was 3-over through his first 10 holes. He then birdies the par-5 fifth but bogeyed the par-3 eighth. He closed out with birdies on Nos. 9, 10 and 11 before parring No. 12.
Jordan Swanson matched Williams' second round score and is tied for 34th. In that round, Swanson began with a birdie on the par-5 18th and dropped to 2-under with a birdie on the par-5 fifth. After a bogey on No. 9 he added another birdie on the par-5 12th. His score is tied for the second-lowest of his career. In the morning round, Swanson had an eagle on the par-5 ninth to go along with 13 pars and four bogeys.
Jordan Weir shot 72-74-146 and is tied for 42nd place. Weir was red-hot to begin the morning round with birdies on Nos. 15, 17 and 2 to stand at 3-under after his first eight holes. Consecutive bogeys were followed by a double-bogey on the par-4 sixth which took him to 1-over. Weir returned to even with a birdie on the par-4 seventh before double-bogeying No. 8. The junior then ran off three pars and had birdies on Nos. 11 and 12.
Two rounds of 74 placed Owen Taylor in a tie for 58th place. Taylor's morning round consisted of two birdies, 12 pars and four bogeys. In the afternoon, the sophomore birdied three holes, had 11 pars, three bogeys and a double bogey.
Freshman Aaron Beverly shot 77-75-152 to provide the final score in a rare college tournament which counts five scores. Beverly's morning round consisted of a birdie on the par-5 ninth to go along with 12 pars, four bogeys and a double bogey. His afternoon round was highlighted by an eagle on the 319-yard par-4 15th hole. He also had a birdie, 10 pars and six bogeys.
The tournament concludes on the Tuesday with a single round.
Fresno State Lexus Golf Classic
Bemont CC • Fresno, Calif.
Par 72 | 6,511 Yards
1. #1 California 346-348-694
2. Fresno State 361-355-715
3. Arizona 357-361-718
4. Northwestern 367-352-719
T5. BYU 356-367-723
T5. Oregon 369-354-723
T7. UC Santa Barbara 362-362-724
T7. Colorado State 366-358-724
9. Oregon State 364-361-725
10. Kansas State 366-360-726
11. UC Irvine 360-368-728
12. Pacific 368-362-730
13. Nevada 364-367-731
14. Hawaii 368-365-733
15. Sacramento State 369-365-734
16. Cal Poly 376-370-746
17. Utah 377-379-756
Individual Top Five
1. Michael Kim, Cal, 68-65-133
T2. Nick Chianello, OSU, 66-71-137
T2. Brandon Hagy, Cal, 68-69-137
T2. Michael Weaver, Cal, 69-68-137
5. Allan Jun, UCI, 67-71-138
Sacramento State Scores
T22. Ryan Williams 72-71-143
T34. Jordan Swanson 74-71-145
T42. Jordan Weir 72-74-146
T58. Owen Taylor 74-74-148
T88. Aaron Beverly 77-75-152