Desert Fortunes Turn in Round Two
March 18, 2016

GOODYEAR, Ariz. – The Boise State men’s golf team rebounded from a tough opening round at the Desert Shootout Friday, shooting under-par as a team in the second round. The Broncos followed an 8-over 296 with a 2-under 286 at the par-72, 7,015-yard Palm Valley Golf Club, the largest improvement from the first to second rounds in the 20-school field.

“We dug ourselves a pretty deep hole in round one,” head coach Dan Potter said. “We were sharper in the second round, but will need to be even better to move up tomorrow. Hopefully we’ve saved our best for last.”

The Broncos will enter Saturday’s final round tied with Tulsa for 15th at 582 (296-286, +6), six strokes back of Nebraska.

Individually, sophomore Tristan Rohrbaugh and junior Kyle Mitsunaga are each tied for 44th at 144 (E) to lead the Broncos. Rohrbaugh carded back-to-back rounds of even-par, while Mitsunaga shot 71-73.

While Rohrbaugh and Mitsunaga were steady through the first two rounds, the Broncos got significant improvement from junior Travis Evans and senior Logan France from rounds one to two. After shooting 81 (+9) in the opener, France followed with a 2-under 70 on his second 18, registering three birdies to just one bogey. He’s at 7-over 151 entering the final round.

Evans followed a 7-over 79 with a 1-under 71, combining for 6-over on the day (150).

Freshman Connor Bell (74-73—147, +3) rounded out the scoring for Boise State, which is scheduled to tee off for Saturday’s final round at 8:30 a.m. (MT).

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