Casey Scott Wins at GCU Invitational

Casey Scott Wins at GCU Invitational

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Sophomore Casey Scott and the rest of the Pacific men's golf team recorded their best finish of the season after shooting par on day three of the GCU Tournament, hosted at the GCU Championship Course in Phoenix.

Scott had a career day, snagging his first collegiate victory with a six under-par 207. He came up big on the back nine on Saturday afternoon to hold off second place Felix Mory (208, -5) of Long Beach State. 

"Casey played solid all weekend. Most impressive he made two clutch pars on the 16th and 17th holes to help secure the win today," expressed head coach John Cook. 

As a team the Tigers finished at par with a three-round score of 852, just two strokes behind No. 40 Missouri (850, -2). The second place finish was the program's top finish since the 2014-15 season.  

"I am excited about how hard this team fought all weekend. This is our best finish this season and overall I am pleased with how we competed."

Daniel Peña shot for par on Saturday to finish with a 212 and secure a top eight finish for the weekend. Jee Horsangchai tied for 26th with a five-over 218 and Austin Fox and Beau Forest  tied for 43rd with an eight-over 221. 

Next on the docket for the Tigers is a road trip to Eugene, Ore. for the Oregon Duck Invitational on March 26-27, 2018.