Forrest fires 68 to move into 2nd place
April 15, 2014
(Bremerton, Wash.) - The USD men's golf team shot a second round team score of 290 (+2) at the 2014 West Coast Conference Championships being played at Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton, Washington. This was the second of three days of competition with golfers playing 18 holes per day on the par-71 Olympic course playing at 7,007 yards. The Toreros (581, +5), tied for 4th place with Pacific, will head into tomorrow's final round just four strokes back of leader Saint Mary's College (577, +1). In today's round USD was paced by junior Grant Forrest (2013 WCC champion) who fired a 4-under par 68.
Forrest shot a 33 over the first nine holes carding four birdies and one bogey. On the back nine he got his round to 5-under par before notching a bogey on the par-3, 8th hole - his 17th hole of the day. Forrest enters tomorrow's final round in second place overall at -5 under par 139 (71-68). That is just two strokes back of Pacific's Byron Meth who is in the clubhouse at 137 (66-71).
Rounding out USD scoring today was sophomore Alex Chiarella with a round of 72 (T8 at 143), senior Joe Carlson with a round of 74 (T29 at 151), junior Mathias Dahl with a round of 76 (T32 at 152), and senior Taylor Schmidt with a round of 77 (T26 at 150).
2014 West Coast Conference Men's Golf Championships
Gold Mountain Golf Club - Olympic Course (par 72 - 7,007 yards)
Team Leader - Saint Mary's College (577, +1)
Individual Leader - Bryron Meth, Pacific (137, -7)
San Diego Golfers - Grant Forrest (2nd at 139, 71-68), Alex Chiarella (T8 at 143, 71-72), Taylor Schmidt (T26 at 150, 73-77), Joe Carlson (T29 at 151, 77-74) and Mathias Dahl (T32 at 152, 76-76).