Byron Meth '15 won the 2014 WCC Conference Title at the championship tournament in Bremerton Washington on April 16.
Pacific Golfer Wins WCC Conference ChampionshipJunior Byron Meth landed his first career conference and tournament individual title, finishing seven ahead of the next contender at eight-under par for the tournament.
For the first time in his career, junior Byron Meth can call himself a tournament champion as the third-year standout finished off his run to the 2014 West Coast Conference individual title on Wednesday, April 16. Meth is a business major in the Eberhardt School of Business.
"All the hard work and 17-hour days is worth it when experiencing moments like this," said Meth. "In golf, you lose way more than you win. However, everyone plays to win. Moments like this make it all worth it! I want to thank my teammates as well as my coaches AJ Hohn, Ben Mackie, Brandon Goethals, and Bob Madsen. Most importantly, I want to thank my parents for all the support over the last 18 years of golf. This is a really special feeling and backing up my teammates with a third-consecutive individual win is exciting. As my first collegiate win, it just makes it that much more special."
The win for Meth was the third-straight individual tournament title for the Tigers as Meth followed in the footsteps of departed Tigers Alex Edfort and Eric Sugimoto who won Big West titles in each of the last two seasons. The win for Meth was the first WCC title for Pacific in program history as the Tigers rejoined their original conference at the start of the 2013-14 season. Meth was also named to the All-West Coast Conference First Team upon the completion of the championship tournament. The all-conference award was the second of his career after earning honorable mention honors as sophomore in 2013 as a member of the Big West Conference.
"Byron Meth did it!," exclaimed interim head coach AJ Hohn. "He has not only won a conference championship as an individual but has won his first collegiate tournament. Byron came prepared and all the hard work he has put in payed off. This is the third year in a row a Pacific player has won a conference championship. I am so proud of Byron. He has proven his ability as a top level player in Division I golf. His dedication and extra effort at home has propelled him to a huge victory. I am both a proud Tiger and a proud coach!"
With the victory, Meth earns a spot in the NCAA tournament as an individual as he makes his way to the postseason for the second consecutive season. The Tigers earned a berth into the NCAA Regionals in 2012-13 as a team. Meth becomes the first Tiger to earn an individual berth into the tournament since Edfort earned a spot in the 2012 tournament. He'll be back in action May 15-17 as an individual representing the Tigers.