HILO, Hawai'i- On the first day of the Amer Ari tournament, the Pacific Tigers finished in 18th in the 21 team tournament, just three strokes back of the top 15 in the standings. The Tigers are ahead of three teams going into day two of the three-day tournament, including WCC rival Saint Mary's. Texas Tech, one of the 12 ranked teams competing in the tournament, finished the day in first.
James Feutz had the best score of the day for the Tigers with his 73, one over par. Feutz's day was bookended by birdies as he went under par on hole one and 18. He also birdied on hole five. The senior finished tied for 58th individually with his tenth round of the year under 75.
Close behind the leader were Casey Scott and Tyler Burnes, who each shot a 74 to finish at +2. Burnes had four birdies on the day but was hurt by a double-bogey on 15 while Scott had a birdie on 15 and hit par on 16 of 18 holes. Burnes' +2 matched his best round of the year. Scott shot under 75 for the sixth time in seven rounds on the season.
Anthony Madrid shot a 77 in the first round, finishing at +5. Madrid double-bogeyed twice but added two birdies as well, coming on 13 and 15.
Geoff Fry, Pacific's final golfer, finished at 79 with a birdie on six as his best hole of the day.
The Amer Ari will continue tomorrow in day two of the three-day tournament, with tee-off set for 9:30 am PST.
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