MEADOW VISTA — Jordan Swanson matched his career low with a 2-under par round of 70 to lead the Sacramento State men's golf team in the second round of the Winchester Classic on Saturday.
Playing with only four golfers after the withdrawal of Aaron Beverly, the Hornets responded by shooting 291 (3-over) as a team. That performance moved the team into sixth place heading into Sunday's final round.
Sacramento State has totaled 299-291-590 through the first two rounds and is 12 strokes back of leading UC Davis (578). Cal State Fullerton is second at 582 while Long Beach State and Oklahoma Christian are tied for third at 586.
Swanson jump started his round with an eagle on the par-5 fourth hole and later moved to 4-under with birdies on the par-4 eighth and the par-5 ninth. He played the back nine at 2-over with a birdie and three bogeys. The round of 70 ties his personal best which came at the Bill Cullum Invitational in October.
Jordan Weir shot 73 and moved into a tie for 20th place. Weir was 2-over through three holes but birdied Nos. 4 and 5 to return to even before a birdie on the par-3 seventh took him into the red. Bogeys on Nos. 10 and 11 came before a birdie on the par-4 14th and a bogey on 15. He parred his final three holes.
Ryan Williams and Owen Taylor each carded rounds of 74 and are tied for 23rd and 33rd, respectively. Williams parred his first seven holes before back-to-back birdies on Nos. 8 and 9 helped him make the turn at 2-under. A bogey on 10 and three pars came before a double bogey on the par-4 14th. Three pars and a bogey on No. 16 closed his round.
Taylor bogeyed his first two holes but earned both back with birdies on the par-5 fourth and par-3 seventh. He also birdied the ninth hole to stand at 1-under at the midway point. A double bogey and bogey began his final nine holes. He finished the day with two birdies, two pars and two bogeys over his last six holes.
The tournament concludes on Sunday at 8 a.m.
Winchester CC | Meadow Vista, Calif.
1. UC Davis 289-289-578
2. Cal State Fullerton 290-292-582
T3. Long Beach State 297-289-586
T3. Oklahoma Christian 294-292-586
5. UC Santa Barbara 287-302-589
6. SACRAMENTO STATE 299-291-590
7. Idaho 305-289-594
8. Nevada 294-303-597
9. Fresno State 302-299-601
10. William Jessup 323-325-648
11. North Dakota 331-332-663
Individual Top Five
1. Sam Johnston, OC, 71-68-139
T2. Glen Scher, UCSB, 71-70-141
T2. Vilhelm Bogstrand, OC, 70-71-141
T4. Ben Corfee, UCD, 70-73-143
T4. Zach Wanderscheid, UI, 74-69-143
Sacramento State Scores
T9. Jordan Swanson 75-70-145
T20. Jordan Weir 75-73-148
T23. Ryan Williams 75-74-149
T33. Owen Taylor 78-74-152
WD. Aaron Beverly 74-WD