Pullman, Wash. - In the first day of the Itani Quality Homes Collegiate tournament, the Pacific Tigers finished in fifth place, shooting 16 over par overall on the first 36 holes. The Tigers will play another 18 holes tomorrow to finish out the tournament.
The Tigers were tied for the tournament lead after the first round at -1 with host Washington State. That gave Pacific a three-stroke lead over third-place Utah and an eight-stroke lead over fourth place.
Geoff Fry led the way with a -3 round, the best of any of the individual participants in the tournament. James Feutz was tied for sixth, shooting par through the first 18. Anthony Madrid started strong with a -1 in the first nine and ended the round at +1. Tyler Burnes also finished at +1 for the Tigers.
Pacific maintained their spot atop the leaderboard through the first five holes of round two before Washington State began to pull away. The Tigers dropped to +3 on the day, still four strokes ahead of third place but two behind the Cougars.
Unfortunately, the back end of the second round hurt the Tigers. Pacific was able to stay in the top five at the end of the day, finishing in fifth at +16. That put them just seven strokes out of second place.
Fry would finish the day at +2 overall after going five over on the final 18. Feutz finished at +1 after going just over par on the second half. Madrid ended at +5, while Burnes and Austin Fox were each at +10 after one day of golf.
Washington State finished the day in first at -6, followed by Utah at +9. British Columbia and Sacramento State finished just in front of Pacific at +13 and +14, respectively.
The Itani Quality Homes Collegiate will continue tomorrow all day, with live stats available via pacifictigers.com.