Former UC Irvine golfer Garrett Sapp had quite a tournament last weekend in the Fresh Express Classic at TPC Stonebrae in Hayward, Calif.
The two-time All-Big West Conference honoree was tied for the lead heading into the third round of the Nationwide Tour event. He finished tied for ninth at six-under-par 204, six shots behind champion Daniel Chopra in the fog-abbreviated tournament. Tournament officials relegated the event to 54 holes.
Sapp (67-66-71 – 204) tied for third in both driving accuracy (87.2% fairways hit) and greens in regulation (83.3%).
Still, the event marked a breakout of sorts for Sapp, the 2003 CIF Southern Section individual champion as a Gahr High golfer. Sapp tied for second in the 2004 junior world championships in Japan (11-under-par 277) in helping the U.S. to victory.