DAVIS, Calif. — Led by an even par round of 72 from Jeff Carr, the Sacramento State men's golf team concluded the El Macero Classic in 14th place after shooting 305 in the final round on Sunday. The Hornets totaled 315-298-305-918 over the three-day event.
Carr had the best score for Sacramento State in the third round and also tied for 47th for the highest finish on the team. He started the third round with five consecutive pars before a birdie on the par-5 15th. He made the turn even after a bogey on the par-3 16th and moved to 1-over with a bogey on No. 1. Carr then added birdies on the par-5 second, the par-4 fourth and par-5 fifth to fall to 2-under. However, bogeys on Nos. 9 and 10 returned him to even to end his day.
Josh Diaz ranked second on the team on Sunday with a 76 and tied for 65th place. Diaz had to overcome a slow start which saw him bogey three of his first five holes. His first birdie came on the par-5 15th but was followed by a pair of bogeys on the next two holes. Diaz returned to 2-over with birdies on Nos. 18 and 2 and then parred his next six holes. He ended the day with a double bogey on the par-4 ninth.
Eric Olsem shot 39 on both sides of the course to finish with a round of 78. Olsem had a birdie and four bogeys on both nines. He finished tied for 72nd place at 82-76-78-236.
Riley Bell and Ethan Davidson, who accounted for the best scores in the first two rounds, each carded rounds of 79 on Sunday. Bell had three bogeys over his first nine holes and moved to 4-over after a bogey on No. 3. His first birdie came on the par-5 fifth but he played the final four holes at 4-over. Davidson was 2-over on the back side of the course with a birdie, a bogey and a double bogey. He had five bogeys without a birdie on the front nine.
Texas Tech maintained its lead to win the team title. The 10th-ranked Red Raiders shot 299-274-291-864 to win by six strokes. Sacramento State finished eight strokes ahead of fellow Big Sky Conference member Idaho. The two teams will meet April 26-28 at the Big Sky Championships in Boulder City, Nev.
EL MACERO CLASSIC
El Macero CC | El Macero, Calif.
Par 72 | 7,108 Yards
1. Texas Tech 299-274-291-864
2. Oregon State 291-285-294-870
3. Cal State Fullerton 297-278-296-871
4. San Francisco 297-284-294-875
5. Nevada 298-289-289-876
6. Fresno State 301-279-299-879
7. Grand Canyon 300-285-295-880
8. UC Davis 290-288-303-881
9. Long Beach State 301-294-290-885
10. SMU 305-295-298-898
11. Loyola Marymount 309-295-296-900
12. Washington State 310-295-304-909
13. Pacific 305-296-313-914
14. SACRAMENTO STATE 315-298-305-918
15. Idaho 322-299-305-926
INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE
1. Sandy Scott, TTU, 75-66-72-213
T2. Ivan Ramirez, TTU, 73-68-73-214
T2. Matt Wilson, CSF, 75-69-70-214
T4. Thomas Hutchinson, UCD, 74-68-73-215
T4. Sam Harned, NEV, 72-72-71-215
SACRAMENTO STATE SCORES
T47. Jeff Carr 80-76-72-228
T58. Ethan Davidson 76-76-79-231
T65. Josh Diaz 77-80-76-233
T65. Riley Bell 84-70-79-233
T72. Eric Olsem 82-76-78-236
79. Christian James 74-85-84-243*
* Competed as an individual
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January 25, 2019 MEN'S GOLF SELECTED SECOND IN BIG SKY PRESEASON POLL
November 6, 2018 JOE FOWLER NAMED BIG SKY MEN'S GOLFER OF THE WEEK
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