RANCHO SANTE FE, Calif. — The Sacramento State men's golf team began the spring portion of its 2018-19 season at The Farms Invitational on Monday at The Farms Golf Club. The Hornets shot 306 during the first round to sit in fifth place. The second round was suspended by darkness with Sacramento State tied for sixth place at 16-over.
The second round will continue on Tuesday morning and the teams will then complete the tournament with the third round.
Ethan Davidson was the only member of the Sacramento State team to complete both his rounds on Monday. Davidson began with 5-over par round of 77 before shooting an even-par 72 in the afternoon. His second round featured three birdies and three bogeys and he was never over par during play. He opened with a birdie on the par-5 ninth but bogeyed the par-4 10th. After a birdie on the par-5 12th, he bogeyed No. 15 but immediately answered with a birdie on the par-3 16th. Seven consecutive pars were followed by a bogey on the par-4 sixth and two more pars to end his day. Overall, his total of 77-72-149 has him tied for 17th place in the field.
Jeff Carr ranks second on the team in the second round at 3-over par but has six holes left to play. Christian James is 6-over with one hole remaining and Eric Olsem stands 7-over with three holes left.
In the first round, James shot 75 to lead the team in his first action as a Hornet. The transfer from the University of Utah sat out the fall but debuted with two birdies, three bogeys and a triple bogey. He started his round with a birdie on the par-4 eighth but followed with three straight bogeys. He then parred Nos. 12-1 and dropped back to 1-over with a birdie on the par-3 second. He parred four of the final five holes with the exception being a double bogey on the par-3 fourth.
Olsem ranked second on the team with a 4-over round of 76. He had three birdes (Nos. 8, 14 and 15) and three bogeys over his first 10 holes. However, back-to-back double bogeys on the Nos. 16 and 17 jumped him to 4-over which is where he finished after a bogey on the par-3 second and a birdie on the par-5 third.
Davidson ranked third on the team at 77. His round consisted of four birdies, three bogeys and three double bogeys. He began with a birdie on the ninth, returned to even following birdies on Nos. 15 and 16 and was just 1-over after a birdie on the par-3 fifth. However, he closed with a double bogey on the par-4 sixth and bogeys on the par-4 seventh and eighth.
Carr and Joe Fowler tied for the final score toward the team total as both shot 78. Carr had one birdie and seven bogeys. All seven of his bogeys came on a nine-hole stretch but he bounced back to play his final seven holes at 1-under with a birdie on the par-5 18th and six pars (Nos. 1-6). Fowler had four birdies, four bogeys and three double bogeys.
Cal, which is ranked 17th in the Golfstat rankings, holds a 13-stroke lead. The Golden Bears were 5-under in the first round and sit at 1-over during afternoon play.
Collin Morikawa of Cal, the second-ranked played in NCAA Div. I, shot 67 in the first round and leads Loyola Maryount's Riley Elmes by one stroke.
THE FARMS INVITATIONAL
The Farms GC | Rancho Sante Fe, Calif.
Par 72 | 6,984 Yards
1. California 283
2. Long Beach State 290
3. Loyola Marymount 297
4. Cal Baptist 300
5. SACRAMENTO STATE 306
T6. New Mexico State 308
T6. UC Riverside 308
8. Idaho 309
9. Wichita State 313
10. San Diego 322
INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE
1. Collin Morikawa, Cal, 67
2. Connor Nelson, LBSU, 69
T3. Riley Elmes, LMU, 70
T3. Ben Hallam, CBU, 70
T5. K.K. Limbhaust, Cal, 71
T5. James Leow, ASU, 71
T5. Joe Fryer, LBSU, 71
SACRAMENTO STATE SCORES
T17. Ethan Davidson 77-72
T32. Jeff Carr 78-(+3)
T32. Christian James 75-(+6)
T44. Eric Olsem 76-(+7)
T60. Joe Fowler 78-(+13)
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