Pacific Golf: After Day One At The Kikkor Golf Husky Invitational Pacific Sits In Sixth
Opening up their 2010-11 season in Auburn, Wash. at the Kikkor Golf Husky Invitational hosted by the University of Washington, the Pacific golf team got off to a fast start before cooling off in the afternoon session to finish the first day in sixth place overall. The Tigers are facing stiff competition at the Washington National Golf Club as they are facing 13 of the top teams in the nation in the season opening tournament. Pepperdine leads the three round tournament after the first day as they finished 10-under par through the first two rounds.
In the first round of action in Washington, the Tigers got off to a solid start led by their senior Alex Johnson (Tucson, Ariz.) who fired a -3, 69. Seeing the course for the first time in live action, Johnson fired out with four birdies and just one bogey in the opening round, a scorecard that left the senior near the top of the leaderboard and in a tie for second overall. Helping Johnson push the Tigers through the first round of the day was sophomore Alex Edfort (Somerset, N.J.) who was the lone other Tiger to shoot in the red in the round. Edfort posted a -1, 71, in the morning session by balancing a pair of bogeys with a trio of birdies.
Despite the early successes the Tigers saw the change in playing conditions in the afternoon session of day one effect their play as no Tiger broke par in round two. Senior T.J. Bordeaux (Tacoma, Wash.) put together the best round of the afternoon for the Tigers with an even-par, 72, as he rebounded from a rough start in the opening round. Playing right around par, Edfort finished the two-round first day with a +2, 74, to finish at the top of the team with a two-round total of +1, 145. Edfort's two-round total put him in a tie for 17th place individually, seven strokes off the pace set by Pepperdine's Josh Anderson who shot a -6, 138.
As a team the Tigers completed the first day at +11 on the scoreboard. The Tigers will need to make up 21 strokes to catch Pepperdine as the Waves finished the day at -10 through the first two rounds of action. The Tigers were just +1 in round one after shooting a 289 as a team.
The Tigers will tee-off the final round of the Kikkor Golf Husky Invitational on Tuesday, September 21 at 8:15 at the Washington National Golf Club. The Tigers will be paired with players from Missouri and top ranked Oregon in the final round. Check out the tournament live at GolfStatResults.com.