Tigers Go Low On Day Two Of The Invitational
Coming back strong on day two of their own SCVB Pacific Invitational, the Pacific golf team fired off a -8, 276 on Friday, Nov. 1. The Tigers pushed their way up the leaderboard as they ended Day 2 at +3, 571 overall.
Individually, the Tigers' juniors led the way as Eric Sugimoto and Byron Meth each posted a -3, 68, during their second trip around Stockton Country Club. Sugimoto celebrated his birthday with five birdies to just two early bogeys to help set the Tigers up for success. His classmate, Meth, tallied one more birdie in his round with six on the day. However, Meth just missed a putt on 18 that cost the junior a stroke and a chance for four-under in the round.
In addition to the two top juniors, sophomore Austin Weatherholt turned around a rough first day on the course with a -2, 69, while sophomore SeungJae Maeng drained a team-best seven birdies in the round and shot a even-par 71.
Overall, the Tigers and 10 other teams in field are essentially playing for second place on day three of the invitational as BYU holds the two-day lead at -25, 16 strokes clear of second place Saint Mary's. The Cougars' Joe Parkinson continued his dominance of the Stockton CC course as he carded his second -6, 65 in as many days to hold a five-stroke advantage on the field at -12. Parkinson leads his teammate Justin Keiley, who sits within striking distance in second place, heading into the final round of action which begins at 8:00 am on Saturday, Nov. 2.
|T10||Eric Sugimoto (1)||72||68||140|
|T18||Byron Meth (2)||74||68||142|
|T26||SeungJae Maeng (4)||73||71||144|
|T29||Austin Weatherholt (5)||76||69||145|
|59||Drew Bender (3)||80||78||158|