ELK GROVE, Calif. — A rare break in rain allowed for ideal playing conditions during the first day of the 7th annual Sacramento State Invitational, but in the end, Mother Nature prevailed again as the second round was halted by darkness. Teams will complete their remaining holes before starting the third round on Tuesday.
The Hornets were led in the first round by a career-best 69 from Ethan Davidson. The freshman started his day with a bogey on the par-4 third before rattling off three birdies over the next six holes to drop to 2-under. Davidson birdied a pair of par-5s (Nos. 4 and 8) as well as the par-4 ninth. His only other bogey of the day came on the par-5 13th to take him back to 1-under. He completed his round with birdies on the par-4 15th and first as well as six pars over his final eight holes. The score beat his previous low of 70 which came at the Visit Stockton Pacific Invite.
Fellow freshman Joe Fowler ranked second on the team in the first round with a total of 74. Fowler began with a birdie on the par-4 first but made the turn at 1-over following bogeys on the par-4 second and par-3 fifth. He dropped back to even with a birdie on the par-4 10th before bogeys on the par-5 13th and par-4 16th. Fowler ended his round with a birdie on the par-4 17th and a bogey on the par-5 18th.
Jeff Carr shot 75 and Christian James added a 76 to complete the team score for the first round. Carr had 14 team-high pars during his round. His lone birdie came on the par-4 sixth and he also had two bogeys and a double bogey. James was 4-over through his first six holes after consecutive bogeys started his round and a double on the par-5 eighth. He was-6-over through 14 holes but rallied with birdies on the par-4 17th and first.
Sacramento State surged in the second round, and is 5-under as a team with each player having three to five holes remaining. Riley Bell, who shot 77 in the opening, round, is 4-under through 14 holes. Bell birdied four holes on the front side of the course and moved to 5-under with a birdie on the par-4 12th. His lone bogey came on the par-5 13th and he then parred No. 14 before play was stopped.
Carr was bogey free in his second round with three birdies. He got off to a quick start with birdies on the par-3 fourth and par-5 fourth. Carr then parred the next nine holes before a birdie on the par-3 14th. He currently leads all Hornets and is tied for 25th overall.
Fowler and James are each 1-over in the second round with three holes remaining. Fowler bogeyed his first two holes but found himself even at the turn with birdies on Nos. 4 and 9. He's 1-over on the back nine with a birdie on the par-5 13th and two bogeys. James had a birdie and two bogeys on his first five holes. He parred five consecutive holes before recording two birdies and two bogeys over a five-hole stretch.
SACRAMENTO STATE INVITATIONAL
Elk Grove, Calif. | Valley Hi Country Club
Par 72 | 6,514 Yards
1. Cal State Fullerton 282-(-12)
2. Long Beach State 281-(-5)
3. Weber State 285-(-5)
T4. Grand Canyon 287-(-3)
T4. Pacific 287-(-3)
6. Fresno State 286-(+1)
7. SACRAMENTO STATE 294-(-5)
T8. UC Santa Barbara 295-(-5)
T8. Cal Baptist 284-(+6)
T10. Cal Poly 295-(-2)
T10. British Columbia 299-(-6)
T12. UC Irvine 292-(+5)
T12. Seattle U 292-(+5)
14. Omaha 296-(+3)
15. Sierra Nevada 306-(+9)
INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE
T1. Jack Dyer, CSF, 69-(-6)
T1. Tanner Podres, CP, 67-(-4)
T3. Boston Watts, WSU, 69-(-4)
T3. Joe Fryer, LBSU, 69-(-4)
5. Hunter Epson, LBSU, 68-(-2)
SACRAMENTO STATE SCORES
T25. Jeff Carr 75-(-3)
T33. Riley Bell 77-(-4)
T45. Joe Fowler 74-(+1)
T45. Ethan Davidson 69-(+6)
T60. Christian James 76-(+1)
T60. Eric Olsem 75-(+2)*
T60. Josh Dias 77-(E)*
T79. Devyn Fitchhorn 78-(+6)*
* Competed as an individual
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