April 16, 2011
Provo, Utah -
Edged out by a torrid final round by the eventual tournament champion, sophomore Alex Edfort picked up a runner up finish at the 2011 PING Cougar Classic to lead the Tigers in Provo, Utah on Saturday, April 16. Edfort fired his third straight sub-70 round with a -3, 69 in the final round of play to finish at 10-under for the tournament.
The Tigers completed their 54 hole tournament with final score of 857, 7-under to finish in third place behind tournament champion Colorado State and UNLV. The Rams tallied a -13 on day two to move past UNLV and win with a -17, 847.
With a third trip around the Riverside Country Club course on the final day of play, Edfort continued his steady play at the top of the leaderboard for Pacific to put him in prime position for his first collegiate victory. Jumping out quickly, the sophomore posted birdies in three of the first five holes to push hit way into first place. From there Edfort posted a slew of pars while adding another birdie to counter his lone bogey of the afternoon.
Despite his solid day on the links, Edfort was denied the tournament title by an epic round from BYU's Zac Blair who tallied a -7, 65 to move from fourth to first over the final 18 holes of play. Blair used the final nine holes of play to do the bulk of his damage as he posted six birdies including four straight from holes 12 to 15 to take the individual title.
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