April 14, 2014
BREMERTON, Wash. – After an extremely competitive opening round of the 2014 West Coast Conference Men’s Golf Championship, BYU holds a narrow one-shot lead over the field after a 3-under 285 Monday at the Gold Mountain Golf Club. Pacific’s Byron Meth owns the individual lead after firing a 6-under 66 on the par-72 Olympic Course playing at 7,007 yards.
Pacific sits one shot back of the lead at 2-under in its first WCC golf championship since 1971, while Bay Area rivals Santa Clara and San Francisco are tied in third at even-par 288. Pepperdine is fifth at 2-over. All told, 11 shots separate first place from ninth.
Meth enjoyed a stellar day for the Tigers in a bogey-free round, which featured six birdies. The field converted a whopping eight eagles on the day. All told, 18 players sit at par or better with 18 holes in the books.
Three Cougars cracked the top-10, led by Joe Parkinson at 2-under 70. Seb Crookall-Nixon followed his Dons teammate McElyea in a share of third place at 2-under. Pepperdine’s Kevin DeHuff and Gonzaga’s Sean Walsh also carded opening rounds of 70.
Second round action of the 2014 WCC Women’s Golf Championship tees off Tuesday, April 15. The men will go off on No. 10 tee in 10-minute intervals starting at 8:00 a.m. on the Olympic Course.
West Coast Conference Men’s Golf Championships – Team Standings
Through 18 of 54 holes
1 Brigham Young 285 (-3)
2 Pacific 286 (-2)
T3 Santa Clara 288 (E)
T3 San Francisco 288 (E)
5 Pepperdine 290 (+2)
6 San Diego 291 (+3)
7 St. Mary's (CA) 292 (+4)
8 Gonzaga 295 (+7)
9 Loyola Marymount 296 (+8)