Mitsunaga Conquers Chambers Bay
April 5, 2016

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – Boise State junior men’s golfer Kyle Mitsunaga fired a 3-under 67 in the final round of the SeattleU Redhawk Invitational presented by OGIO Tuesday, catapulting up the leaderboard to finish tied for 19th at the Chambers Bay Golf Club.

Chambers Bay, which played at a par 70 on the final day of the Redhawk Invitational, hosted the 2015 U.S. Open.

“Awesome round for Kyle,” head coach Dan Potter said. “I was happy to see him finish off a great day. David Elliott played a nice round as well. He’s been working hard on his game and it showed today.

“All in all, this tournament was a struggle and one we’ll need to learn from moving forward.”

Of the 274 rounds played at the Redhawk Invitational this week, Mitsunaga’s final round was the only score to break 70. His 67 (-3) was more than 10 strokes better than the average final-round score (77.08).

Mitsunaga began the day in a tie for 64th after shooting 80-84 on the opening day, and concluded the tournament in a tie for 19th at 231 (+19).

Fellow junior David Elliott also put up a solid score in the final round, shooting 70 (+5) to finish at 242 (85-82-75, +30).

Sophomore Tristan Rohrbaugh concluded the 54-hole tournament at 26-over (78-80-80--238), freshman Connor Bell shot 245 (81-84-80, +33) and senior Logan France carded a 248 (86-85-77, +36).

The Broncos moved up one spot in the team standings during the final round, finishing in 14th at 953 (324-330-299, +105), five strokes clear of Nebraska. The Broncos’ final-round 299 (+19) was one of only seven team scores – out of 48 – that broke 300 throughout the tournament.

Washington, ranked 27th nationally, won the event at 897 (+49), while the Huskies’ Jonathan Sanders captured medalist honors at 220 (+8).

Next up for Boise State is the team’s regular-season finale, the UC Davis Invitational, held in Sacramento, Calif., April 15-17.

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