May 10, 2011

Tigers Earn Four Spots On The All-Big West Team

Irvine, Calif. - With the announcement of the 2010-11 All-Big West Golf Teams, the Pacific golf team was well represented as the Tigers placed four players among the conference's best on Tuesday, May 10. Earning first team honors were seniors T.J. Bordeaux and Alex Johnson while senior Patrick Kucich and sophomore Alex Edfort earned honorable mention honors.

The all-conference selections of Pacific's trio of seniors marked the second straight season the three upper classmen were named among the Big West's best while Edfort earned his first-career all-conference award.

For Bordeaux, the senior finished his final collegiate regular season with his fourth straight All-Big West award and his third-career first team award. Throughout the year, Bordeaux paced the Tigers with a 72.86 shot average, scoring seven top-20 finishes and three top-10 finishes. The highlight of Bordeaux's senior season came at the 2010 Pacific Invitational where the senior took home the individual championship with a program record 15-under, 198, to win the tournament by three strokes. His performance, alongside of the rest of his teammates gave the Tigers the tournament title as Pacific finished 25-under to win their home tournament by 19 strokes.

Alongside Bordeaux on the conference's first team was Johnson after matching his classmate with an individual title of his own at the Fresno State Lexus Classic. His second career tournament title, Johnson took home the Classic's championship on the fifth playoff hole after sinking a 20-foot put to close out his competition with a birdie and finish at six-under, 210. In all, Johnson posted six top-20 finishes and three top-10 finishes while posting a 73.37 stroke average in his final campaign.

Making his second straight all-conference team, Kucich joined his fellow seniors with three top-10 finishes throughout the year including posting Pacific's top finish at the 2011 Big West Championships. The senior ended the championships in a tie for fourth overall as he finished with a four-over, 220. Kucich's performance helped the Tigers to a runner-up finish at the tournament and helped propel the Tigers into their first NCAA Regional since the 2002 season.

The lone under-classman to earn all-conference honors for the Tigers, Edfort played some of his best golf as the year wore on to help Pacific post seven straight top-four finishes. Edfort ended the regular season with five top-20 finishes and two top-10 finishes including a runner-up finish at the PING Cougar Classic. Edfort narrowly missed out on taking home the tournament championship as he finished one off the pace after being edged out by a career-performance in the final round by the eventual tournament champion.

Pacific will next be in action at the NCAA Regionals as the Tigers earned the No. 11 seed in the San Diego region. The Tigers will take part in the 13-team regional from May 19-21 at the The Farms Golf Club in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.