Peña Posts 67 In Visit Stockton Pacific Invitational Second Round

Daniel Peña (photo by Christine Jacobsen/DJCJ Photography)
Daniel Peña (photo by Christine Jacobsen/DJCJ Photography)

STOCKTON, Calif. - The Pacific golf team posted an even second round of the Visit Stockton Pacific Invitational on Friday at The Reserve at Spanos Park, led by Daniel Peña's 67 on the day.

Pacific is tied for eighth with Saint Mary's through two rounds, at a one-under 575. The Tigers are three shots back of fifth place.

Peña climbed the leaderboard with his -5 on the day, posting six birdies and 11 pars. He enters Saturday's final round at -2 (142) and in 17th on the individual leaderboard.

Austin Fox was two-under on Friday with a 70, and was poised for a huge day with eight birdies. He sits at -1 under (143) throughout two rounds.

Casey Scott put up a 75 on Friday, with three birdies, dropping to +4 in the tournament at 148. Jee Horsangchai is +3 after a 78 on Friday following his first-round 68. Beau Forest picked up three birdies to finish Friday at +4 (76) and +5 (179) through two rounds.

Taiga Fujii leads the Tigers' second unit, as he registered a 73 on Friday, following up his first-round 69. He is -2 on the weekend at 142 entering Saturday.

Jesper Kasanen put up a 74 on Friday, +2, and sits at +15 with a 159 through two rounds, while Anthony Madrid tallied a 75 on Friday and is +9 for the event at 153. Mateo Leon and Julian Rippert each completed the second round with an 80 on Friday.

"Austin's front-nine 30 was a flawless nine holes of golf, capped off by a six-inch birdie putt," head coach John Cook said. "Unfortunately the back-nine had a few tough breaks but all-in-all, he had a solid day. Daniel's putter got hot on the back-nine, and it was great to see him post his low round of the season. Taiga struggled on the back nine today, but rallied on the front nine, which is the kind of mental toughness you love to see in a young player."

Santa Clara leads the field at -14 through two rounds. The Visit Stockton Pacific Invitational concludes Saturday with the third round teeing off at 8 a.m.