STOCKTON, Calif. — Senior Ryan Williams shot a 2-under par 70 to guide the Sacramento State men's golf team in the first round of the Pacific Invitational on Monday at Brookside Country Club. The three-round tournament will continue with the second round on Tuesday.
Scores during the opening day were low on the par-72, 6,777 yard course. Three players each shot 65 to hold the first-day lead. Host Pacific and Kansas State are tied for the team lead as each totaled 274.
Williams had the best score among Hornets by four strokes. The senior began on the 10th hole and after five pars, he birdied the par-4 15th. A bogey on the par-5 16th and a double bogey on the par-3 17th was followed by a birdie on the par-5 18th.
Williams returned to the red with an eagle on the par-4 first hole. A par was followed by a bogey on the par-3 3rd and birdies on the Nos. 4 and 5. Four pars on his final four holes helped gave him a 3-under 33 over his final nine holes. His round tied him for the third lowest of his career.
Jordan Swanson ranked second on the team with a round of 74. Swanson was even through his first nine holes with birdies on the Nos. 16 and 18 and bogeys on the par-5 10th and the par-3 17th. Swanson shot 38 on the front side of the course with a birdie on the par-4 sixth, five pars and three bogeys.
Freshman Aaron Beverly contributed a round of 75. Beverly was even at the midway point of his round and remained there through his first 12 holes. Bogeys on three of his next four holes were followed by two pars to finish at 3-over.
Eric and Owen Taylor each shot 77. Owen began with an eagle on the par-5 10th and added four straight pars. Those holes were trailed by three consecutive bogeys and a par to give him 37 at the turn. He began the front side with four more pars before bogeying Nos. 5 and 7. A double bogey on the par-3 8th hole moved him to 5-over on the round.
Eric was even through his first nine holes with two birdies and two bogeys. His final nine holes consisted of a birdie, four pars, three bogeys and a double bogey.
SCVB PACIFIC INVITATIONAL
Brookside Country Club • Stockton, Calif.
Par 72 • 6,777 Yards
T1. Pacific 274
T1. Kansas State 274
3. BYU 275
4. Charlotte 278
T5. Colorado State 279
T5. UC Davis 279
7. Denver 280
8. Santa Clara 282
9. Nevada 285
10. Fresno State 289
11. Cal State Northridge 293
12. SACRAMENTO STATE 296
INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE
T1. Alex Edfort, PAC, 65
T1. Joe Toland, CHAR, 65
T1. Daniel Wood, KSU, 65
T4. Jordan Burgess, DU, 67
T4. Kyle Weldon, KSU, 67
SACRAMENTO STATE SCORES
T19. Ryan Williams 70
T48. Jordan Swanson 74
T53. Aaron Beverly 75
T57. Owen Taylor 77
T57. Eric Taylor 77
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