Regional Digest: Weir, Raber start fast in NCAA golf regional

Published: Friday, May. 17, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 7C
Last Modified: Sunday, May. 19, 2013 - 9:16 am

Sacramento State's Jordan Weir shot a 6-under-par 66 and UC Davis' Tyler Raber a 67 Thursday in the first round of the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Pullman Regional, the schools reported.

Sac State's Ryan Williams shot a 71 at Palouse Ridge Golf Club in Pullman, Wash.

The three players are competing as individuals.

Top-seeded Cal led the team competition by two strokes over Saint Mary's. Ben Geyer (Arbuckle) shot a 68 for the Gaels. Pacific is fifth, nine shots off Cal's pace.

Weir, a junior from El Dorado Hills, was tied for eighth in the 75-player field. Raber, a senior from El Macero, was tied for 15th. USC's Sam Smith led with a course-record 62.

Weir, the medalist at the America Sky Conference Championship in his most recent tournament, didn't make a bogey. He opened his round with eight pars before playing the next nine holes in 6 under.

"Both (Weir and Williams) played really good golf," Sac State coach Chris Hall said. "The way they're hitting the ball, I wouldn't be surprised if they both stay in the hunt throughout the tournament."

Raber closed with four straight birdies.

"Tyler's right where he needs to be," said UCD coach Cy Williams.

The top five teams in the 14-team, 54-hole tournament advance to the NCAA Championship in Atlanta. The lowest individual outside of those five teams will also advance.

Hornets beaten in baseball

Visiting Texas-Arlington (28-25, 16-9 Western Athletic Conference) scored seven runs in the second inning en route to a 15-7 win over Sac State (33-11, 14-11).

– Bee Sports staff



UT-Arlington 070 012 050 – 15 14 0

Sac State 005 010 010 – 7 7 2

Vachon, Weaver (3), Milliman (9) and McCall; Leitao, Kraemer (2), Fitchett (4), Greenwood (5) and Fujinaka. Top hitters: UTA–Miller 2x4, 2B; Shortall 2x5, HR, 4 RBIs; McCall 2x5, HR, 2 RBIs; Pinchback 2x4; Lawrence 2x4, 2 2B, 4 RBIs; Twichell 2x4, 2B, HR, 3 RBIs; McLemore 2B. SS–Lukes 2x3, HR, 2 RBIs; Ayers HR, 4 RBIs.


NCAA Pullman Regional

In Pullman, Wash.

At Palouse Ridge Golf Course, par 72

First round

Team results: 1. Cal 265; 2. Saint Mary's 267; 3. San Diego State 270; 4. USC 272; 5. Pacific 274; T6. TCU 276; T6. Memphis 276; T8. Virginia Tech 277; T8. North Texas 277; 10. Ball State 281; 11. BYU 282; 12. Baylor 289; 13. Princeton 292; 14. Saint Francis (Pa.) 300.

Individual results (Top finisher, Sac State and UC Davis only): 1. Sam Smith, USC, 62. Sac State: T8. Jordan Weir 66; T38. Ryan Williams 71. UCD: T15. Tyler Raber 67.

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