Pacific Sits In Fourth Place Overall After Day One Of The Stars And Stripes Invitational
Playing the first two rounds of action at the Stars and Stripes Invitational in West Point, N.Y., the Pacific golf team ended the day in fourth place on Sunday, Oct. 6. The Tigers completed their two rounds at +29 after shooting a team score of 581. The Tigers and the rest of the field trails Army as the host Black Knights took advantage of their home course to shoot a +3, 555.
At the West Point Golf Course, the Tigers were led by their juniors as Byron Meth and Eric Sugimoto completed the opening two rounds of action inside the top-10 among all players. Playing the par-69 course, Meth posted Pacific's top score for the day as the third-year Tiger finished with back-to-back cards of 71 to post a +4. The score put Meth in seventh place overall, nine back of the leader, Marcus Plunkett of Army, who posted a -5 at the top of the leaderboard. Behind Meth, Sugimoto ended the day one stroke behind his teammate at +5 as he shot a 72 in round one before carding a 71 in round two. Outside of the top duo, junior Drew Bender tallied the Tigers lowest round of the afternoon in round two when he shot a -2, 67 to shake off a rocky first round of play. Bender ended the day in a tie for 16th on the leaderboard with an overall score of +7.
The Tigers will finish play at the invitational on Monday, Oct. 7 when Pacific hits the course for the third and final round of action at West Point. Live scoring can be viewed at GolfStat.com for the final round.
|7||Byron Meth (2)||71||71||142|
|T8||Eric Sugimoto (1)||72||71||143|
|T16||Drew Bender (4)||78||67||145|
|T30||Matt McClure (5)||77||74||151|
|T44||Matt Lee (3)||78||78||156|