Alex Chiarella fired opening round 71
April 14, 2014
(Bremerton, Wash.) - The USD men's golf team shot a first day team score of 291 (+3) at the 2014 West Coast Conference Championships being played at Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton, Washington. This was the first of three days of competition with golfers playing 18 holes per day on the par-71 course playing at 7,007 yards.
Despite their 6th place standing, the Toreros are just six strokes back of first round leader Brigham Young (285, -3), the 35th-ranked team in the country. USD was paced by junior Grant Forrest (2013 WCC champion) and sophomore Alex Chiarella who both turned in 1-under par scores of 71 (tie-7th).
Pacific's Byron Meth leads all individuals after carding a first round 66 (-6). He is followed by USF's Cory McElyea (68, -4) and four players with 2-under par 70's. Rounding out USD scoring was Taylor Schmidt (T19 at 73), Mathias Dahl (T32 at 76) and Joe Carlson (T34 at 77).