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Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Men’s golf preview

Event: Event: Fresno State Lexus Golf Classic

Where: Belmont Country ClubFresno, Calif.

When: Today and tomorrow; all day

Who to watch: Senior Ramie Sprinkling returns to the course this spring to help pace a potent Aggies attack. Sprinkling showed he was one of the best in the league last year by earning second-team All-Big West conference honors.

The Camarillo, Calif. native is already off to a strong spring start, having led the Aggies to a 12th-place finish at the Hawaii-Hilo Invitational (Feb. 4 to 6). Sprinkling led UC Davis with a 22nd-place individual finish at the tournament.

Did you know? All of the Aggies on this year’s team are from California except senior Greg Button, who hails from Superstition Mountain, Ariz.

Preview: The Aggies had a strong fall season with a win at the season-opening Kansas Invitational en route to four second-place finishes. UC Davis also had three medal winners in the form of Sprinkling, fellow senior Nate Pistacchio and sophomore Austin Graham.

The performances in the fall helped move the Aggies into the top 20 in Golfstat’s national rankings.

The key to the fall was we had five guys contribute, said coach Cy Williams.We’ve just got a lot of talent, but we’re only as good as our next tournament, so we’re just getting ready for this one. This will be the toughest tournament field of the year, ranking-wise.

With the team Williams has this year, expect the Aggies to repeat their fall success this spring starting today in Fresno.

Kyle Hyland


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