Tigers Shine on Day 1 of GCU Invitational

Tigers Shine on Day 1 of GCU Invitational

PHOENIX, Ariz. – The Pacific men's golf team has proven to perform exceptionally at the GCU Championship Golf Course and for the second-straight season are positioned to compete for the team and individual titles.

The Tigers wrapped up its first 36 holes with a six under-par 562, which is currently just four strokes out of second place. Currently sitting comfortably in first place is Missouri-Kansas City (553) after shooting -13 in Monday's second round. 

"I am very proud of how the team played today," expressed Head Coach John Cook. "We had three of our players shoot under par this morning and that is exactly what we strive for every round, to get multiple rounds under par.

Austin Fox has been outstanding for the Tigers. He shot rounds of 69 and 67 to position himself in a three-way tie for third place. The Folsom, Calif. product trails first place by just two strokes after collecting a two round score of 136 (-6).

Tyler Burnes was consistently strong on the day, recording consecutive rounds of 69 to place him in a tie for 11th with a four under-par 138. Burnes is among the fields' leaders with 10 birdies on the day.

Jee Horsangchai was one of three Tigers to shoot 69 in his first round, but struggled a bit in his second18 holes to finish with a 143 (+1). He was followed by Casey Scott (145, +3) and Beau Forest (148, +6).

The second round of play was suspended due to darkness with just one group remaining to finish its final hole. That group will finish its second round at 7:45 a.m. on Saturday morning, with the third and final round immediately following. Pacific will remain with the same group as Friday's competition, matching up with Texas El Paso, UT-Rio Grande Valley, and Wyoming.