La Quinta, Calif. - Keeping the pace he set from the previous day, junior Alex Edfort has himself in prime position to make a run at the Big West Individual Championship as the conference final tournament enters final day play on Tuesday, May 1. Edfort's repeat performance on day two of the tournament on Monday, April 30, put the junior at the top of the standings after 36 holes of action as he posted a -4 on day two to bring his tournament total to -8. For Edfort, the junior holds a one shot lead over Cal State Fullerton's Mark Anguiano.
Edfort matched his opening round total of 68 after the Somerset, N.J. native eagled the par 5, 18th to put him back into the lead after slipping to second. Edfort carded three birdies to go along with his eagle on 18 to counter a pair of bogies on the back nine at the PGA West Mountain Course. For the tournament, Edfort has taken advantage of the final hole of play at the course as he has shot three-under on 18 over the two days of action to put himself into position for the tournament victory.
While Edfort excelled in day two, the rest of the Tigers struggled to keep their pace from the opening day as Pacific went one-over as a team to slip one stroke off the pace for the team title. The Tigers, who have finished second at each of the last three conference championships, sits one stroke back of UC Davis after the Aggies carded a -8, 280 on day two to jump ahead of the Tigers.
Pacific, UC Davis and UC Santa Barbara will be the final three teams to tee off in the morning on Tuesday as all three teams look to earn the conference's automatic berth into the NCAA tournament. The teams will tee off at 9:15 am with Edfort hitting the links at 10:03 am.
|1st||Alex Edfort||68||68||-8, 136|
|T7||Eric Sugimoto||72||71||-1, 143|
|T18||Byron Meth||69||78||+3, 147|
|T25||Dan Garcia||75||74||+5, 149|
|T25||Drew Bender||73||76||+5, 149|