EAGLE, Idaho — Led by junior Riley Hayfield's rounds of 68 and 69 the Sacramento State men's golf team has staked a four-stroke lead after the first day of the BSU Dash Thomas Memorial on Monday at BanBury Golf Course.
The Hornets shot 286 in the opening round before posting a 280 in the afternoon which tied for the fourth-best in school history. The team's two round total of 566 places it four strokes ahead of Utah State and six above Idaho.
"The team played steady today and is comfortable being in the lead," Sacramento State head coach Christopher Hall said. "Everyone knows that they are capable of going even lower tomorrow."
Hayfield, who was competing in his first tournament at Sacramento State after transferring from College of the Canyons, is in third place with a 36-hole total of 137. He trails only Ty Travis of Boise State (67-68-135) and Rylee Iacolucci of Idaho (65-71-136).
Cody Bates shot two even-par rounds of 71 and is alone in 14th place while Owen Taylor shot 74-70-144 and is tied for 16th place.
Freshman Robert Parden posted a 77 in the first round before a 1-under round of 70 placed him in a tie for 27th place. Parden's second round was highlighted by two eagles on par-5s. Junior Luke Kristo, who has led the team in each of the first two tournaments this season, completed the lineup at 73-77-150 to tie for 37th.
BSU Dash Thomas Memorial
Eagle, Idaho | BanBury Golf Course
Par 71 | 6,890 Yards
1. SACRAMENTO STATE 286-280-566
2. Utah State 287-283-570
3. Idaho 286-286-572
4. Seattle 288-289-577
5. Utah Valley 299-2891-579
6. Stetson 300-280-580
T7. Southern Utah 292-289-581
T7. Cal State Fullerton 290-291-581
T9. Concordia (Ore.) 290-292-582
T9. Grand Canyon 287-295-582
11. Weber State 305-285-590
12. Boise State 302-294-596
INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE
1. Ty Travis, BSU, 67-68-135
2. Rylee Iacolucci, UI, 65-71-136
3. Riley Hayfield, SAC, 68-69-137
4. Tanner Higham, USU, 71-67-138
T5. Jared du Toit, UI, 72-67-139
T5. David Torres, SU, 70-69-139
SACRAMENTO STATE SCORES
3. Riley Hayfield 68-69-137
14. Cody Bates 71-71-142
T16. Owen Taylor 74-70-144
T27. Robert Parden 77-70-147
T37. Luke Kristo 73-77-150