Waikoloa, Hawai'i - A day after seeing their two seniors set the pace at the Amer Ari, the Tigers flipped their play as junior Geoff Fry and freshman Tyler Burnes came up with the top rounds of the day in round two of the tournament at Waikoloa Beach Resort on Friday afternoon. Overall, Pacific finished the day at just two-over with a team score of 290 to move to +8 for the tournament and into a tie for 15th.
In Fry, the Tigers saw their junior come up with a season-best performance in his second trip around the course as the second-year Tiger produced a -2, 70. With his two-under, Fry improved his two-day total to +1 at the tournament as he slid into a tie for 46th overall alongside of senior SeungJae Maeng who went three-over on day two. For Fry, the junior put together a nearly clean round with just one bogey that was balanced out with three birdies.
Just behind the junior was the Tigers' freshman as Burnes came up with a season-best for his young career of -1, 71 in round two. Just like Fry, Burnes ran through his second round of 18 at the tournament with three birdies including back-to-back red numbers on holes 4 and 5. Overall, Burnes sits three-over through 36 holes of action as he is tied for 72nd alongside of senior Matt Lee who finished the day two-over.
Overall, UCLA stormed into the lead of the tournament with a -16, 272 on day two to push their two-day total to -25. The Bruins will take a two shot lead into the final round of play over USC as the Pac-12 holds the top six spots on the leaderboard after day two.
The Tigers will tee off their final round at the Amer Ari on Saturday, Feb. 6 at 9:30 am PDT alongside of the host Hawai'i, No. 1 ranked Auburn, and Osaka Gakuin University out of Japan.