Tigers In The Middle Of The Pack Aftrer Day One At The Arizona Intercollegiate

Byron Meth - Photo by: Tongly Loth
Byron Meth - Photo by: Tongly Loth

Tucson, Ariz. - Facing their first test of the new year at the Arizona Intercollegiate, the Pacific golf team finished the opening day of the two day event sitting in the middle of the pack after shooting a +11 over the first two rounds. The Tigers find themselves in a tie for eighth place overall and 16 shots back of No. 29 Arizona State which went five-under on the first day of action on Monday, Jan. 26. The second-roud of play was called early due to darkness with just a few golfers left on the course. They will finish the round in the morning prior to the start of the third and final round.

For The Tigers, senior Byron Meth led the way as the fourth-year ace went one-under for the day to put himself just outside of the tournament's top-10 as he sits in a tie for 12th place. Overall, Meth proved to be the Tigers' most consistent threat on the course as he came up with a pair of early birdies to start his day and put Pacific in a strong early position. He would finish the first round of play at -2, as he balanced a bogey midway through the round with a third birdie late in the morning session. In round two, Meth dropped a few strokes early in the afternoon before rebounding with a birdie on 18 as he turned to the front-nine after starting his round on the 13th hole. After an up-and-down beginning to the afternoon session, Meth came up with a steady supply of pars to end his day and put himself in contention for the final day of action.

Meth and the rest of the field trail Arizona State's Max Rottluff, who finished the first day of play at -7 after going six-under in the second round.

The completion of the second round will begin at 6:30 a.m. PST and the final round is scheduled to tee off at 7 a.m. To follow live go to BirdieFire.com.

Position/Player 1 2 3 Total
12    Byron Meth 69  -2 72  +1 -- 141  -1
21    Matt Lee 71  E 73  +2 -- 144  +2
40    Drew Bender 75  +4 72  +1 -- 147  +5
40    Anthony Madrid 73  +2 74  +3 -- 147  +5
85    SeungJae Maeng 81  +10 78  +7 -- 159  +17
Team Total 288  +4 291  +7 0  E 579  +11
Team Position 6 8 - 8