Tigers climb to seventh in stellar final round

Tigers climb to seventh in stellar final round

The Pacific men's golf team put together a stellar round in the closing 18 holes of the Mark Simpson Colorado Invitation on Tuesday. The Tigers shot 10-under-par as a team to climb from 11th to seventh on the day. Pacific counted four scores under par in the round.

The Tigers shot a team score of 278 in the third and final round; the second lowest single-round score of any team in the tournament. The Tigers fell to 11th in yesterday's second round but bounced back in what head coach John Cook called a full team effort. Junior Casey Scott led the way by shooting four under par on the day, he climbed to a tie for 14th in the closing round. He was 10 strokes behind Utah's Kyler Dunkle and Colorado's Trevor Olkowski who tied for the win at nine-under par. Hosts Colorado won the tournament as a team with a two-stroke lead over second-place Utah.

Scott finished tied for 14th thanks to a nearly flawless round. He opened the round with back-to-back birdies and was four-under par through the first six holes. He bogeyed the 14th hole but bounced back with a birdie on the fourth to finish at four-under-par 68. He was in the top-10 in par three and par four scoring. Scott jumped 17 spots on the individual leaderboard in the closing round. His 68 today was the best single-round score for Scott since shooting three-straight 69s at the GCU Invitational, a tournament he won.

Junior Austin Fox led the way after the first round and also bounced back with a strong finish to end up in the top-20 in a tie for 18th. Fox bogeyed the opening hole of the day but clawed back with three birdies in his first nine holes to get back to two-under par. He closed out the round with a birdie to end the day at three-under-par.

Senior Jee Horsangchai put together a two-under-par round. He opened the day with a bogey but birdied the 12th, 14th and 16th hole then went on a streak of nine-straight pars to finish his day. He had 38 pars in the tournament and tied for the second most of any player.

Redshirt sophomore Beau Forest finished one-under par on the day thanks to a birdie on number seven, his second to last hole of the tournament. Forest climbed the leaderboard by 13 spots and tied for 69th thanks to his 71.

The Tigers are back in action on Monday and Tuesday at the Nick Watney Invitational in Fresno.