Tigers' Strong Summer Play Continues At The Canadian Men's Amateur Championship
Winnipeg, Canada - With summer tournaments in full swing, the Pacific golf team has been well represented on the leaderboards, with their most recent play coming at the Canadian Men's Amateur Championship. Former Tiger T.J. Bordeaux and top returner Alex Edfort represented Pacific Golf at the amateur championships as the duo took on the top amateur talent in North American at the Niakwa Country Club in Winnipeg, Canada.
Playing in the four day tournament abroad with and exemption into the 2012 RBC Canadian Open and 2011 US Amateur on the line, Bordeaux and Edfort showed why they were two of the Tigers' top golfers a year ago as the finished among the top of the 140 player tournament. For Bordeaux, a fast start to the tournament netted the Tacoma, Wash. native a top-10 finish as he finished tied for seventh in the standings. Bordeaux's, -4, 280 proved to be the top score among his American counterparts as he finished alongside of Matt Hansen from Los Osos, Calif and current UC Davis Aggie. At his best early, Bordeaux shot the tournament's second lowest round on the first day of play as the recent Pacific grad carded a -6, 65.
For Edfort, the Tiger junior finished tied for 33rd overall as he completed his four day event at +5, 289. The Somerset, N.J. native carded a pair of even-par, 71's, over the first two days of play before a +4, 75 on day three took the junior out of title contention. Edfort's top-35 finish comes on the heels of his impressive semifinal finish at the 86th U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship just over a month prior. The Tigers will look to Edfort to lead a very young squad in 2011-12 beginning with a trip to the St. Mary's Invitational on Sept. 18-20.