Gauchos in 8th After First Round of Big West Tournament

Jordan Epstein (Photo by Tony Mastres)
Jordan Epstein (Photo by Tony Mastres)

SAN JACINTO, Calif. - Jordan Epstein shot an even-par 72  and is tied for seventh after the first round of the Big West Tournament at The Country Club at Soboba Springs, but UC Santa Barbara is in eighth-place after the first 18, 16 shots off the pace.

Brett Silvernail, who tied for the league individual crown in 2013, is 3-over par and tied for 20th, while Glen Scher is 4-over par and tied for 27th.

Cal State Fullerton carded a 1-under par as a team and leads UC Davis by two shots entering Monday's second round. hawaii is three shots off the pace and in third-place.

UC Davis' Matt Hansen leads the individual standings at 5-under par 67. Fullerton's Matt Anguiano is second at 4-under while Nainoa Calip of Hawaii is 3-under, two back.