Horsangchai and Fujii Lead Tigers at Visit Stockton Pacific Invite

Horsangchai and Fujii Lead Tigers at Visit Stockton Pacific Invite

STOCKTON, Calif. - Jee Horsangchai posted a four-under 68 to lead the Pacific golf team in the first round of the Visit Stockton Pacific Invitational Thursday at The Reserve At Spanos Park.

Horsangchai is tied for second after the first round, three strokes back of the leader. He picked up six birdies in the round to go with 10 pars

Taiga Fujii made his collegiate debut with a 69 in the first round to sit eighth on the leaderboard. His round featured five birdies and 11 pars.
 
Pacific sits tied for eighth of 20 teams at -1 through the first 18 holes. At 287 strokes, the Tigers are tied with No. 48 Saint Mary's, San Jose State and UC Riverside.

"We're excited to have our first team round under par today," head coach John Cook said. "We've been building on some momentum we picked up in Texas and carrying it forward today in our home event. Jee put up our best round of the season and I'm very proud of Taiga. It was his first college event today and he shot three under. That's a great way to start your career. Hopefully he can maintain that focus and energy throughout the rest of the weekend."

Casey Scott, Austin Fox and Beau Forest each posted a first round 73, while Daniel Peña was +3 at 75 for the day. Scott parred 15 of 18 holes, with one birdie, while Fox picked up two birdies and an eagle on the sixth hole. Forest racked up five birdies and was even at the 18th tee box, but settled for the 75.

Anthony Madrid added a first-round 78 for the Pacific second unit. Mateo Leon (82) posted two eagles: on the sixth and 16th holes, and added a pair of birdies. Julian Rippert  (83) picked up one birdie, and Jesper Kasanen (85) turned in two birdies to round out the Tigers' competitors.

The Tigers racked up three eagles, 27 birdies and 96 pars on Thursday.

The second round begins on Friday at 8 a.m.