Sloppy Conditions Make For A Tough First Day At The Duck Invitational

Sloppy Conditions Make For A Tough First Day At The Duck Invitational

Eugene, Ore. - Taking on a tough field on a tough course, the Tigers task on day one of the Oregon Duck Invitational was made infinitely more difficult due to terrible weather and standing water on the course on Monday, March 23. Despite the conditions, the Pacific golf team finished the opening 36-holes in the middle of the pack as they notched a +23 to come into the clubhouse tied for seventh overall. Making the most of the delays and conditions, No. 4 Arizona State took the lead after day one while going three-over in the two-rounds of play.

Individually, the Tigers were led by senior Byron Meth who fought through a wet finish to his second round to stay even over the middle part of the tournament. Caught in the middle of the downpour, Meth finished his round with a pair of birdies mixed in with a bogie and a double bogie. Overall, Meth finds himself in the mix and tied for 11th on the leaderboard. Meth and the field will enter the final day looking up at Arizona State's Jon Rahm, as the No. 4 ranked collegiate golfer managed to go two-under over the 36-holes on Monday.

Just behind Meth, his fellow senior Drew Bender posted a +4 before coming into the clubhouse as he matched Meth's even-par, 72, in round two after shooting a 76 in round one.

The Tigers and the rest of the field will tee off round three beginning at 8:30 am with the hope the weather stays playable at the Eugene Country Club.

T7 Pacific 302 297 E +23
T11 Byron Meth (1) 74 72 E (0) +2
T15 Drew Bender (3) 76 72 E (0) +4
T22 SeungJae Maeng (5) 74 75 E (0) +5
T62 Matt Lee (2) 78 79 E (0) +13
T62 Geoff Fry (4) 78 78 E (0) +13