STOCKTON, Calif. — Casey Leebrick and Ethan Davidson both closed the Visit Stockton Pacific Invitational with even par rounds of 72 to lead the Sacramento State men's golf team. The Hornets remained in ninth place with a three-day total of 288-292-291 to finish 7-over par.
San Jose State claimed the team title with a three-stroke victory over No. 5 BYU. The Spartans shot 282-281-285-848 and were 16-under. The remainder of the top five was comprised of Nevada (853), Santa Clara (854) and Long Beach State (856).
Davidson had the highest overall finish among Sacramento State with a tie for 15th place. On Wednesday, he bogeyed the par-5 second hole and before falling back to even with a birdie on the par-5 sixth. Davidson made the turn at 1-over with a bogey on No. 9 but immediately answered with a birdie on the par-4 10th. After bogeys on Nos. 12 and 13 took him to 2-over, Davidson rallied with birdies on the par-5 16th and par-4 18th.
Leebrick had two bogeys and a birdie on the front nine to leave him at 1-over. He birdied the par-5 11th and par-4 12th to get to 1-under. After a bogey and birdie on Nos. 15 and 16, respectively, he wrapped up his round with a par on No. 17 and a bogey on the par-4 18th. Leebrick shot 75-73-72-220 to tie for 46th overall.
Joe Fowler added a round of 73 and tied for 28th overall. Fowler was 2-over through his first three holes but was able to maintain that score through the remainder of the front nine with a birdie on the par-5 fifth and a birdie on the par-5 ninth. On the back side of the course, Fowler carded an early birdie on the par-5 11th but then bogeyed Nos. 12 and 15 to move to 3-over. He eagled the par-5 16th to get back to 1-over and ended with two pars.
Jeff Carr shot 74 to account for the final score towards the team total. Carr bogeyed the first two holes of the day and then parred 12 in a row. He bogeyed the par-3 15th before a birdie on the par-5 16th. Carr tied for 63rd at 72-79-74-225.
Josh Diaz was the only member of the team to birdie the first hole and was even through the first nine holes to lead the team. Diaz bogeyed the par-4 14th but remained at 1-over through 16 holes. However, he posted back-to-back double bogeys on the final two holes to finish at 5-over.
Riley Bell, who shot 72 on Tuesday, ended the tournament with a round of 79. Bell, who was competing as an individual, had an eagle, two birdies, eight bogeys and a triple bogey.
Sacramento State will wrap up the fall portion of its schedule next week when it competes at the Ka'anapali Classic Collegiate at the Royal Ka'anapali Golf Course on Nov. 1-3.
VISIT STOCKTON PACIFIC INVITATIONAL
Stockton, Calif. | The Reserve at Spanos Park
Par 72 | 7,315 Yards
1. San Jose State 282-281-285-848
2. BYU 291-276-284-851
3. Nevada 292-281-280-853
4. Santa Clara 289-285-280-854
5. Long Beach State 286-283-287-856
6. Grand Canyon 293-284-282-859
7. Fresno State 291-282-291-864
8. Cal State Northridge 289-290-290-869
9. SACRAMENTO STATE 288-292-291-871
10. UC Irvine 300-281-296-877
11. Seattle U 299-290-289-878
12. South Dakota 302-290-287-879
13. Washington State 289-301-291-881
14. UC Riverside 300-291-291-882
15. Cal Baptist 304-293-298-895
16. Pacific 310-288-298-896
TOP FIVE INDIVIDUALS
1. Sean Yu, SJSU, 64-69-72-205
T2. Matthew McCarty, SCU, 72-68-67-207
T2. Sam Harned, NEV, 69-70-68-207
4. Rhett Rasmussen, BYU, 71-65-72-208
T5. Hunter Epson, LBSU, 72-72-66-210
T5. Michael Cliff, FS, 69-67-174-210
SACRAMENTO STATE SCORES
T15. Ethan Davidson 70-72-72-214
T28. Joe Fowler 73-71-73-217
T46. Casey Leebrick 75-73-72-220
T63. Jeff Carr 72-79-74-225
T63. Josh Diaz 73-76-77-226
T74. Riley Bell 76-72-79-227*
* Playing as an individual