Ethan Davidson of Sacramento State claimed the individual title by one stroke and led the Hornets to a 27-shot victory in the Big Sky Conference Men’s Golf Championships at Boulder Creek Golf Club in Boulder City, Nev.
Sacramento State led virtually from wire-to-wire to claim its fourth Big Sky title with a score of 299-285-280—864, even par, while Southern Utah was second at 304-294-285—883, followed by Idaho at 308-291-291—890.
The Hornets’ other titles came in 1996, 1997 and 2017, and the Sac State women’s team recently brought home the Big Sky title.
Weber State finished fourth at 309-296-286—891, followed by Hartford at 318-294-294—906, Northern Colorado at 315-302-295—912, and Binghamton at 305-308-305—918.
Davidson, a sophomore from Calabasas, made a birdie on the 17th hole in the final round and earned his first college victory with a score of 74-73-67—214, 2-under-par, while Jake Vincent of Southern Utah was second at 76-68-71—215.
Vincent lipped out birdie chances on the last two holes.
The last Hornet to win the Big Sky individual title was Aaron Beverly, now an assistant coach at Sacramento State, in 2017. Robert Hamilton won the Hornets’ only other conference titles in 199r and 1996.
Jonathan Tanihana of Sacramento State was third at 78-69-69—216, while Jack Plaster of
Idaho shot 77-72-68—217 to tie for fourth with Matthew Schwab of Hartford, who finished at 78-66-73—217.
Jose Suryadinata of Idaho carded a score of 74-75-70—219 to tie for sixth with Jack Castiglia of Northern Colorado, who wound up at 75-72-72—219, while Casey Leebrick of Sacramento State totaled 70-77-73—220 to tie for eighth with Justin Lane of Binghamton, who wound up at 77-72-71—220.
Blaze Akana of Sacramento State shot 78-72-71—221 to tie for 10th with Isaac Buerger of Weber State, who finished at 76-75-70—221, and Reese Fisher, also of Weber State, who came in at 76-74-71—221.
Rounding out the scoring for team champion Sacramento State was Joe Fowler in a tie for 24th at 77-71-84—232.
The Hornets advanced to an NCAA Regional at a date and site to be determined.
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