Monterey, Calif. - Closing out play at their first tournament of the 2011-12 season, the Pacific golf team finished in a tie for 13th at the Saint Mary's Invitational on Tuesday, September 20. The Tigers posted a 925, +61 over the three round event after shooting a 306, +18, ending in a tie with Northern Illinois. With a 853, -11, the Ducks of Oregon took home the tournament's team title after finishing as the lone team to shoot under-par during the two days in Monterey, Calif.
Individually, the Tigers were led on the final day by junior Alex Edfort, who shook off a rough first day to his 2011-12 campaign to shoot an even-par, 72, in round three. Edfort's second go at the 7,117 yard, par 72 Bayonet Golf Course helped improve the third year player's overall score to 229, +13, a mark which ranked tied for 42nd on the individual scoreboard.
For the tournament, freshman Eric Sugimoto paced the Tigers with a 228, +12 despite after shooting a +4, 76, on the final day of play. The freshman finished tied for 33rd in the individual standings in his first collegiate tournament. The individual title was claimed by Cal State Northridge's Chris Russo, who held off a late charge by a pair of Ducks to take the championship with a -9, 207, three-round score.
Pacific will look to get on track in the new season at the Husky Invitational in Bremerton, Wash. when the Tigers look to tackle the Washington National Golf Course. The three-round event will begin on Monday, September 26, with 36 holes followed by a final 18 holes on Tuesday, September 27.
|T66||Dan Garcia||80||80||78||238, +22|
|T66||Kevin Andrews||76||82||80||238, +22|
|T73||Joel Slak||75||80||85||240, +24|