Johnson Picks Up Another Top-10 Finish As The Tigers Finish In Fourth In Santa Barbara

Johnson Picks Up Another Top-10 Finish As The Tigers Finish In Fourth In Santa Barbara

March 29, 2011

Santa Barbara, Calif. -

Finishing up play at the OGIO-Santa Barbara Intercollegiate in Santa Barbara, Calif., the Pacific golf team improved one spot on the final leaderboard as the Tigers took home a fourth place finish on Tuesday, March 29. The Tigers shot a final round +8, 296 to end the tournament at +30. Oregon held onto its first day lead as the Ducks cruised to a 27 stroke victory as the lone team to shoot under par for the two-day tournament. As a team the ducks were 12-under par with a three-round total of 852.

Individually, senior Alex Johnson put together the top performance for Pacific throughout the three rounds as the Tucson, Ariz. native picked up his second top-10 finish of the month after climbing to eighth in the standings. For the final round, Johnson fired off a -1, 71, to finish the three-round intercollegiate at 2-over par.

Coming in right behind Johnson with the Tigers' second best single round score was fellow senior Patrick Kucich who also nailed down an even-par, 72 in the final round of action. Hitting par in the final day, Kucich improved his overall standing to 19th as he shot a two-day total of 223, 7-over par.

The overall title went to a pair of Oregon golfers as Daniel Miernicki and Jack Dueminier each ended the tournament at -5, 212.

Pacific will be back on the links on April 15-16 in Provo, Utah when the Tigers take part in the Ping Cougar Classic, hosted by BYU. The tournament will be a warmup for the Tigers as they will head to the Big West Championships two weeks later to compete for the conference title.

4 Pacific, U of 300 298 296 894, +30
T8 Alex Johnson 74 73 71 218, +2
19 Patrick Kucich 76 75 72 223, +7
T20 T.J. Bordeaux 73 73 79 225, +9
T36 Danny Garcia 78 77 74 229, +13
T69 Alex Edfort 77 77 82 236, +20