Tigers tie for ninth at Pacific Invite

Tigers tie for ninth at Pacific Invite

Pacific men's golf wrapped up its home tournament, the Visit Stockton Pacific Invitational today at the Stockton Golf and Country Club in a tie for ninth with California Baptist.

The Tigers entered the day in 10th and climbed up a spot on the leaderboard in the final day. Nevada won the tournament at an impressive 38-strokes under par to pace Pacific's fellow West Coast Conference foe, BYU who finished 26-under par. Pacific was tied for ninth and nine-strokes over par, the team's best finish relative to par on the season.

The tournament's champion was BYU's Peter Kuest who shot a 64 in the final round to pace the field. However, the low round of the day went to Nevada's Joey Vrzich, who set a new course record with a 10-under par 61. He finished second on the day. Pacific's best performance on the tournament came from Casey Scott who finished in 30th at even par. Austin Fox had the low round of the final day for the Tigers at one-under par.

Scott led the way overall for Pacific in the tournament after shooting one over on the day to finish even. Scott's day was up and down, in a stretch on the course's back-nine, he either birdied or bogeyed seven-straight holes to go one-over in the stretch. Scott birdied 15 holes on the week, the third most in the tournament.

Fox put had a great start to the day going four-under on his first nine holes thanks in part to an eagle on the par-five 16th. He looked good to finish at four-under on the day to go under par for the tournament but was three over in his final four holes. Fox led the Visit Stockton Pacific Invitational in par-five scoring at nine-under par and in eagles with two.

Tyler Burnes tied for 47th thanks to a two-over-par day. He carded an eagle on the par-five 14th hole. Jee Horsangchai finished tied for 53rd and was the third Tiger to card an eagle today. His came on the par-five second hole. Beau Forest finished tied for 70th and pared that last nine holes of the tournament.

Pacific played three individuals in the tournament, the best finisher of which was Tiaga Fuji who closed the tournament with a three-over-par 74.

The Tigers will now go on a hiatus through the winter. Pacific will be back in action in February when the team heads to Hawaii for the Amer Ari Invitational.