France Leads Broncos at MW Championships
April 22, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. – Boise State senior Logan France fired a 1-under 71 Friday, leading the Broncos in the opening round of the 2016 Mountain West Championships.

France registered four birdies to just three bogeys at the par-72, 7,194-yard Catalina Course at Omni Tucson National, and will enter Saturday’s second round tied for 13th.

Junior Kyle Mitsunaga shot even-par, good for a tie for 23rd.

“I’m really proud of the guys today,” head coach Dan Potter said. “Obviously, we’re not where we want to be on the leaderboard, but we hung in there and finished strong to stay well in the mix.

“It was windy down the stretch for us, and we played the last few holes well. Tomorrow we’ll go out there earlier, and if we can capitalize on a few more opportunities, we’ll be in good shape.”

Despite the windy conditions later in the round, the Broncos’ four counting scores were actually better on the back nine (1-under) than they were the front (4-over). The team combined for eight birdies on the back side, including three from senior Shane Allor, who birdied three of his final six holes to conclude his opening round at 1-over.

The Broncos are in ninth place as a team (291, +3), a stroke back of Wyoming and two clear of Utah State. Rounding out the scoring were junior David Elliott (75, +3) and freshman Alex Francois (78, +6).

Fresno State leads the event at 13-under, while Nevada’s Corey Eddings shot 65 (-7) to grab the first-round lead.

Boise State will be paired with Wyoming for the second round, and the schools are slated to begin teeing off at 8:40 a.m. (MT). Live, hole-by-hole scoring is available at Golfstat.


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