Fox's 65 Leads Tigers at Visit Stockton Pacific Invitational

Austin Fox. Photo by Christine Jacobsen
Austin Fox. Photo by Christine Jacobsen

STOCKTON, Calif. - The Pacific men's golf team finished sixth at the Visit Stockton Pacific Invitational as Austin Fox posted a 65 in the final round to finish eighth overall. 

Fox posted six birdies and an eagle on the 11th as he finished his round -7. For the tournament, Fox was the Tigers' top finisher at -8.

Daniel Peña wrapped up play with a third-round 71, one under, with a pair of birdies to place 18th, at -3 for the weekend.

"Austin Fox had his best collegiate finish last week, and now he topped it this week. He has been working hard: he made a few changes in his short game and his putting, and now it's starting to pay off," head coach John Cook said. "Daniel Peña had back-to-back rounds under par and has been showing improvement."

 The Tigers were sixth, moving up two places on Saturday with a three-under round of 285. Pacific finished at 287-288-285 for -4 for the weekend.

Casey Scott picked up two birdies and finished the round at 74 and completed the tournament at +6.

Jee Horshangchai added two birdies for a 75 to finish the weekend at +5.  Beau Forest finished +8 for the weekend with a final-round 75.

Taiga Fujii put up his second-straight 73, after his first round 69 to finish the tournament at -1 for the Tigers' second unit.

Jesper Kasanen recorded a 69 on Saturday, his best round as a Tiger. Mateo Leon added a 71 on the day, with five birdies to finish -1 for the day. Julian Rippert added a birdie in his round of 83, while Anthony Madrid finished up with a 78 Saturday, with four birdies.  

"Overall, the team is trending in the right direction," Cook said. "We had a lot of positives this weekend and we want to carry that on into the spring. Playing in our home tournament was a chance for a lot of players to gain valuable experience. Taiga had a great debut tournament, Mateo and Jesper had great rounds, so there's a lot to feel positive about."

The Tigers concluded their fall slate and will open the spring on Feb. 1 at the American Ari tournament in Hawaii.