Fresno, Calif. - In the first day of the two-day, 54-hole Nick Watney Invitational, the Pacific Tigers shot +33 as a team to finish in 13th. The Tigers ended the day with a +13 in round two after shooting +20 in round one. Pacific is just nine strokes away from the top ten and only three back from Santa Barbara and Northridge, who are tied for 11th.
Austin Fox had the low score for the first round, shooting a +2 on the par-71 course. That put Fox tied for 25th as an individual, tops among the Tigers. Fox had three birdies in the round. The freshman also managed to stay consistent, shooting +1 on both the front nine and back nine.
Fox followed up his first round showing with a +4 in round two. He would end day one tied for 38th at +6 total with one round to play tomorrow.
Casey Scott wasn't far behind after the first 18, sitting in 35th with a score of +3. Scott was at +6 through 12 holes but caught fire after that with three birdies in the final six holes of round one.
Scott fell off a bit in the second round, ending with a 77 for a +6 in the round. He birdied the final hole of round two to end on a strong note. Scott's final score of +9 put him tied for 58th.
Mateo Leon, competing for the first time this year, shot a 78 on the first 18, finishing at +7. He improved upon that in the second round with a 74, just three over par. Leon managed two birdies, on holes three and 11, but three late bogeys put him over par for the round. He would end up tied for 62nd after the day.
Fry, who has Pacific's lowest round this year with a 68, finished with an 83. Fry did manage a birdie on 15 but couldn't fight his way back to par after a tough front nine. He rebounded well in round two as he shot par. Fry managed two birdies in the second round to get back into the thick of things.
The Nick Watney Invitational resumes with 18 holes tomorrow on the par-71 San Joaquin Country Club course in Fresno, California.
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