ELK GROVE, Calif. — Hornet senior Jordan Swanson shot 69 in the second round of the Sacramento State Invitational to match the best score of the day. Unfortunately for Sacramento State, Swanson is competing as an individual and his score did not count towards the team total.
Overall, Swanson is tied for fifth place and is four strokes behind Loyola Marymount's Lawrence Ree for the individual lead. Ree, who is also competing as an individual, shot 70-70-140.
As a team, the Hornets are in eighth place after rounds of 298-300-598. LMU rallied for the lead behind a strong second round. The Lions totaled 291-284-575 and have a four stroke lead over Northern Colorado (283-296). The rest of the top five is comprised of Chico State (580), Nevada (587) and Southern Utah (590).
Swanson's first round began with a bogey and birdie on holes Nos. 18 and 1. He remained even through the seventh holes but bogeyed Nos. 8, 13 and 15 to finish at 3-over. In the second round, he again birdied No. 18 and dropped to 2-under with a birdie on the par-5 fifth. After a bogey, birdie and par, he birdied the par-5 eighth to move to 3-under. He used two birdies, five pars and two bogeys over his final nine holes to shoot 69. The score was a career best for the Elk Grove, Calif., native who was playing on his home course.
Among the players in the lineup, Owen Taylor shot 75-72-147 and is tied for 16th place. Taylor had a birdie on the par-5 13th, 14 pars, two bogeys and a double bogey in the morning round. He used two birdies, 14 pars and two bogeys to finish even in the afternoon
Senior Jordan Weir carded back-to-back rounds of 75 and to tie for 29th place during the first day. Weir was 1-under at the midway point of his round with the help of three birdies. On the back half of the course, he had six pars, two bogeys and a double bogey. During the second round, Weir was 1-under through his first seven holes. However, he bogeyed four of his next seven holes.
Riley Hayfield had the low score among the team in the first round at 73 but shot 79 in the second round. Hayfield had birdies on Nos. 9 and 13 and three bogeys to end at 1-over par. In the second round, he had a birdie on the par-4 third and eight bogeys.
Cody Bates and Robert Parden each contributed a round toward the team total. Bates shot 79-74-153 and is tied for 40th place while Parden had rounds of 75-80-155 and is tied for 47th.
The tournament concludes with the third round on Tuesday beginning at 8 a.m. The Hornets will tee off from the 10th tee starting at 8:40 a.m.
Sacramento State Invitational
Valley Hi CC | Elk Grove, Calif.
Par 72 | 7,009 Yards
1. Loyola Marymount 291-284-575
2. Northern Colorado 283-296-579
3. Chico State 291-289-580
4. Nevada 291-296-587
5. Southern Utah 293-297-590
6. Pacific 298-295-593
7. Boise State 297-297-594
8. Sacramento State 298-300-598
9. British Columbia 311-296-607
10. Weber State 305-303-608
11. Nebraska Omaha 319-299-618
12. CSU Bakersfield 319-316-635
INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE
1. Lawrence Ree, LMU,* 70-70-140
2. Conner Barr, UNC, 69-73-142
T3. Blake Meek, LMU, 73-70-143
T3. Tyler Tarano 74-69-143
T5. Jordan Swanson, SAC* 75-69-144
T5. Sammy Cole, SUU, 72-72-144
T5. Ben Krueger, UNC, 69-75-144
T5. Justil Wiles, CHICO, 74-70-144
SACRAMENTO STATE SCORES
T5. Jordan Swanson* 75-69-144
T16. Owen Taylor 75-72-147
T29. Jordan Weir 75-75-150
T35. Riley Hayfield 73-79-152
T40. Cody Bates 79-74-153
T40. Luke Kristo* 74-79-153
T47. Robert Parden 75-80-155
T47. Alex Gibbs* 78-77-155
* Competing as an individual