April 27, 2011
Stockton, Calif. - Looking to shed their runner-up status from the past two seasons, the Pacific golf team will head South to the Mission Viejo Country Club where it will compete for the Big West championship on May 2-3. The Tigers have been at the top of the conference throughout the season and are poised to make a run at the title during the two-day, three-round tournament. UC Davis took the No. 1 seed into tournament after sporting a conference-low 288.72 team stroke average
Last season, Pacific finished behind tournament champion UC Irvine as the Anteaters claimed their third championship in the last four years. Additionally, T.J. Bordeaux just missed out on the individual title as the then junior placed second at the tournament behind the Anteaters' John Chin.
This season, the Tigers have proven to be a team to be reckoned with as Pacific has taken home six straight top-4 finishes including grabbing the 2010 Pacific Invitational tournament title. Individually, Pacific has a pair of first place finishes with Bordeaux winning the Pacific Invitational while Alex Johnson won the Fresno State Lexus Classic. Sophomore Alex Edfort may be Pacific's hottest golfer entering the championships next week as he is coming off a runner-up finish at the PING Cougar Classic two weeks ago, after firing three-straight sub-70 rounds.
Tee times for the Big West Championships begin at 7:30 a.m. both days with live scoring at www.golfstat.com.