Pacific men's golf currently sits in 11th place at the Paintbrush Invitational in Parker, Colorado. The teams competing were able to finish all of the first round and most of the second, but the day's final round was cut short due to darkness. Tiger juniors Casey Scott and Austin Fox will have two holes to play tomorrow morning to finish the second round.
Pacific shot a team score of 311 in the opening round and are on pace for an improved second round. The Tigers closed the opening round in 11th, one stroke ahead of the tournament hosts, Denver. Colorado State leads all teams at six-over par. Colorado State, Oregon and Denver were the only three teams to complete both rounds today. Loyola Marymount's Riley Elmes leads all competitors after shooting back to back rounds of 68. Fox currently leads all Tigers thanks to a what is currently a par score in the second round, however, he still has two holes to play in the morning. Redshirt sophomore Beau Forest is tied for 37th thanks to a one-under par second round.
The Tigers had a slow start to the day. Scott led the way through the opening round when he shot a three-over par 75. Senior Jee Horsangchai was second among all Tigers in the first round with a four-over par 76. Horsangchai shot par through his first seven holes, but was set back by a double bogey on the par-three 17th hole.
In the second round, the Tigers began turning the tide by turning in lower scores. Forest led the charge by shooting three under par through his first 11 holes of the round. He stumbled a bit with bogeys on four and five, but stabilized and parred the remaining four holes to finish the second round with a 71, good for one-under par. His consistency in the second round has him in eighth among all competitors with 24 pars.
Fox is also in the midst of a strong second round and can still improve it in the morning. He birdied the opening hole of the second round, but double bogeyed the second. He bounced back with five straight pars and four birdies, two of which came on back-to-back holes, to scramble back to even par. He has an opportunity to join Forest as the second Tiger to go under par this week. He and Scott will play the seventh and eighth holes in the morning to close out the round.
The Paintbrush Invitational concludes tomorrow with the completion of the second round followed by the third and final round. Live results are available through golfstat.com. Play continues tomorrow at 7 a.m. PST.