SOMIS, Calif. — University of the Pacific senior Byron Meth, who just returned from Augusta National, carded a two-under 70 on day two of the West Coast Conference Championship as his Tigers team posted even-par on Tuesday. They'll enter the final round at Saticoy Country Club with a four-shot lead over Pepperdine and the University of San Francisco.
Having won the 2014 U.S. Amateur Public Links title, Meth received an invitation to the 2015 Masters, and finished second best among amateurs with a 36-hole total of 150, one shot back of U.S. Amateur runner-up Corey Conners. On Tuesday, Meth birdied three of his last four holes to post 70, and grab a two-shot lead in the individual race. He will look to defend his title on Wednesday, having won medalist honors in last year's championship.
UOP junior SeungJae Maeng shot the lowest round of the tournament thus far, a 69, in round two to help the Tigers to their impressive second-day total. The team also received a one-under 71 from senior Drew Bender.
University of San Francisco senior Jobim Carlos shot 74 on Monday to lead the Dons to a four-shot, opening-round lead. He shot even-par 72 on Tuesday to help keep his team within three shots, making Wednesday's final round appear to be a potential shootout.
The Dons led San Diego by four and BYU and Pacific by six heading into day two, but scoring was much better on Tuesday as all but one team improved from their first-round totals.
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