EL MACERO, Calif. — Aaron Beverly and Robert Parden each shot 73 to lead the Sacramento State men's golf team in the final round of the El Macero Classic on Friday. The Hornets finished the tournament in ninth place after shooting 312-300-304-916.
Beverly had the highest finish among the team, tying for 10th place at 79-72-73-224. The senior alternated between 1-under and 1-over throughout his round. He played his first nine holes at 1-under with birdies on the par-5 second and fifth and a bogey on the par-4 fourth. Beverly started the back side with a bogey on the par-4 10th and later moved to 1-over with a bogey on the par-4 14th. He dropped back to even par with a birdie on the par-5 15th but ended the day with a three-putt bogey on the par-5 18th.
Parden enjoyed his best round of the tournament and finished tied for 20th place at 81-74-73-228. He opened with a bogey on the par-4 first but immediately birdied the par-5 second hole. After six consecutive pars, he encountered a rough stretch with bogeys on Nos. 9-11 to take him to 3-over. The senior rebounded with birdies on the par-4 13th and 14th. He ended his round with a pars on either side of a bogey on the par-3 16th and a birdie on the par-4 17th.
Wonje Choi also tied for 20th place with a total of 75-77-76-228. Choi had two bogeys and seven pars on the front side of the course. He played the back nine at 2-over with a birdie on the par-3 12th along with bogeys on the par-4 11th and 13th and the par-5 18th.
Connor Day and Devyn Fitchhorn shot 82 and 83, respectively, to round out the team's lineup. Day tied for 69th with rounds of 81-79-82-242. His final round was comprised of one birdie, seven bogeys, and a pair of double bogeys. Fitchhorn had eight bogeys and a triple bogey during his final round. He tied for 55th at 77-77-83-237.
Cody Bates added his third round of 80 for the tournament and tied for 64th place while playing as an individual.
Sacramento State will next compete at the Big Sky Championships in Boulder City, Nev., on April 28-30. The winner of the tournament will receive an automatic bid to an NCAA Regional in May.
EL MACERO CLASSIC
El Macero CC | El Macero, Calif.
Par 72 | 7,097 Yards
1. Seattle U 295-312-287-894
T2. Fresno State 302-301-292-895
T2. Oregon State 301-298-296-895
4. UC Davis 297-304-298-899
5. Grand Canyon 301-304-298-903
6. Nevada 304-305-295-904
7. Washington State 306-301-301-908
8. Cal State Fullerton 306-304-299-909
9. SACRAMENTO STATE 312-300-304-916
10. Idaho 307-314-304-925
11. Northern Colorado 315-316-306-937
12. UC Riverside 314-317-308-939
13. Utah Valley 320-320-311-951
14. Farleigh Dickinson 322-317-315-954
INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE
T1. Ben Corfee, UCD, 71-74-70-215
T1. Alex Lee, FS, 72-73-72-217
3. Grant Booth, NEV, 75-72-71-218
4. Kevin Murphy, OSU, 77-73-69-219
5. Trevor Clayton, FS, 75-77-68-220
SACRAMENTO STATE SCORES
T10. Aaron Beverly 79-72-73-224
T20. Wonje Choi 75-77-76-228
T20. Robert Parden 81-74-73-228
T55. Devyn Fitchhorn 77-77-83-237
T64. Connor Day 81-79-80-240
T57. Cody Bates 80-80-160*
* Competed as an individual
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