Danville, Calif. - A tough day on the links at the WCC Championships saw eight of nine teams shoot over par with the Tigers sliding into the middle of the pack with a +11, 299 on day two at Blackhawk Country Club. Pacific's second round score put the team in the middle of the standings after 36 holes as the Tigers sit at +15 for the tournament and in sixth place overall.
For Pacific, the day saw its top individuals struggle to keep pace at the top of the leaderboard as both SeungJae Maeng and Geoff Fry fell to 12th overall at two-over for the championship. For Maeng, the day started on the right foot as he played his way to third through two-thirds of the round before a three-hole stretch at +7 cost the senior valuable strokes in the chase for the championship. On the other side of the coin, Fry got off to a tough start on the back-nine at Blackhawk before righting the ship and closing out his last nine holes at just one-over par. The duo sit 15-shots back of the leader, Jonathan De Los Reyes of Saint Mary's, who sports a five-shot lead into the final day 18 holes of play.
After struggling on day one at his final collegiate tournament, senior Matt Lee came back strong on day two to pace Pacific at just one-over with a 73 on Tuesday morning. Lee took an all-out approach to the last nine holes of the day as the senior came up with four birdies while also notching two bogies and one double-bogie on what was the front-nine of the course. In all, Lee is six-over for the championship and tied for 27th overall.
The field will face a monumental task on Wednesday afternoon in an attempt to track down the leader in the clubhouse, Saint Mary's, which sits as the lone team under-par at 17-under. The Gaels will take a 22-shot advantage over Pepperdine into the final day of play as they look for their third conference title in the last six seasons.
Pacific will tee off its final round at Blackhawk at 8:45 am from hole one as part of a triumvirate that includes San Diego and San Francisco.