Cal Poly wins Lamkin Challenge
Johnson eagles playoff hole to clinch title for Mustangs
ARROYO GRANDE, Calif. – Cal Poly won a team playoff against Sacramento State by one stroke to capture the second annual Lamkin Grip/Cal Poly Challenge on Friday at the Cypress Ridge Golf Course.
In a two-day tournament originally scheduled for 54 holes of match play but shortened to 36 holes of stroke play due to weather conditions, the Mustangs and Hornets finished 36 holes with four-person 583 totals, forcing a one-hole playoff.
Both teams replayed the 18th. Cal Poly finished four-under-par, thanks in large part to an eagle by Pace Johnson, while Sacramento State was three-under-par on the playoff hole.
Mustangs Daniel Miller and Bryce Greeley both carded birdies on the playoff hole, a 498-yard par 5. Alex Franklin and Bryan Pierce both parred the hole.
Jake Johnson, Jordan Weir and Jake Pineo all birdied the hole for Sacramento State while brothers Grant and Cameron Rappleye parred the playoff hole.
Creighton finished third in the team standings, 18 strokes shy of the playoff.
For Cal Poly, it was the second tournament team victory of the week. The Mustangs captured the Folino Invitational on Monday and Tuesday at the Oak Creek Golf Club in Irvine.
Jake Johnson claimed top individual honors with a final-round 66 and a five-under-par 139 total on the 6,803-yard, par-72 course. Chase Goodvin of Cal State Bakersfield finished second, three strokes behind Johnson, and Greeley was third with a 143 total after a final-round 71.
Pierce, the first-round leader with a 69, carded a 76 Friday and slipped to seventh place with his 145 total. Pace Johnson recorded another 72 for a 144 total and a fourth-place tie with two other golfers.
Cal Poly’s other scores were a final-round 70 and a 151 total by Franklin for 13th place and a 77 by Miller for a 161 total and 29th place.
Sacramento State was in third place, 14 strokes behind Cal Poly, entering the final round, but made up the lost ground with a 66 by Jake Johnson (seven birdies, one bogey), a 69 by Weir (four birdies, one bogey) and a 70 by Cameron Rappleye (five birdies, three bogeys). Rappleye bogeyed his first three holes Friday before carding five birdies and 10 pars.
Cal Poly’s Franklin posted a 70 with five birdies and three bogeys while Pace Johnson recorded two birdies and a pair of bogeys for his 72. Pierce notched three birdies and seven bogeys.
Sacramento State carded a four-person 11-under-par 277 total Friday while Cal Poly posted a 291 total.
Jake Johnson of Sacramento State led the tournament in par-3 scoring with a minus-1 total as well as par-4 scoring with a minus-3 total, sharing top honors with Goodvin. Pierce, Weir and two other golfers shared the top spot in par-5 scoring at minus-4.
There were six eagles in the tournament (not counting the playoff). Goodvin, Pierce and Rob Siebly of Seattle all carded 10 birdies while Cal Poly’s Pace Johnson led the field with his 26 pars.