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    Pacific Golf: Kucich Leads Pacific To A Historic Round And The Lead After Day One Of The Pacific Invitational

    Nov 1, 2010

    Hosting their annual Stockton Sports Commission Pacific Invitational, the Pacific Golf team made the most of playing at home for the first time this season as the Tigers posted their best 18-hole team score in program history to launch themselves into first place after day one on Monday, November 1. Playing the par-71 Brookside Country Club course, the Tigers posted a -12, 272, breaking the previous program stroke record of 274 (-14 in round two of the 2009 Wyoming Cowboy Classic) by two strokes. The Tigers lead the tournament by five strokes after day one as Oregon State finished second at -7.

    Leading the charge for the Tigers in the round was senior Patrick Kucich who posted a career-low, 65, en route to a tournament leading -6. The senior took advantage of a steady hand on the course and a strong back-nine to card a bogey-less first round while adding six birdies on the day. Kucich finished the round in a tie for first with Oregon State's Jonnie Motomochi completed an erratic opening day at -6 as well. Despite tallying three bogeys, Motomochi added seven birdies and the highlight of the tournament to date with an ace on the par-3, 131 yard 12th hole.

    Behind Kucich the Tigers got a solid showing from top-to-bottom in their lineup as senior T.J. Bordeaux made a late run to finish his afternoon in a tie for fourth at the tournament with a -3, 68. Bordeaux took advantage of the course on the back-nine as well, carding four birdies, including tallying one on the par-5 16th and 18th. Bordeaux had a chance for an eagle on 18, but missed his lengthy put by mere inches to set up the birdie opportunity. Sophomore Alex Edfort finished his day one back of Bordeaux and in a tie for sixth as he used three late birdies to balance out three bogeys carded in the middle of his round.

    Senior Alex Johnson carded the most birdies on the day for the Tigers as Tucson, Ariz. native tallied seven in his round including a string of five straight to start his final nine holes. Completing the Tigers big day was junior Danny Garcia who finished the round at even-par, to give Pacific all five of its golfers top-20 finishes for the opening round.

    Pacific will look to increase its lead on the course in round two of the Stockton Sports Commission Pacific Invitational on Tuesday, November 2 at Brookside Country Club. The second round of action is set to tee-off at 8:00 am with the tournament leading Tigers set for their first player to go off of tee one at 8:45 am. For live scores at the invitational go to www.GolfStatResults.com

    1

    Pacific, U of

    272

    -12

    T1

    Patrick Kucich

    65

    -6

    T4

    T.J. Bordeaux

    68

    -3

    T6

    Alex Edfort

    69

    -2

    T11

    Alex Johnson

    70

    -1

    T19

    Danny Garcia

    71

    E