France Shoots 67, Moves Into Top Three
April 23, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Playing in his hometown, Boise State senior Logan France fired a 5-under 67 in the second round of the 2016 Mountain West Men's Golf Championships, moving into a tie for third place, Saturday.

France posted a bogey-free, five-birdie round at the par-72, 7,194-yard Catalina Course at Omni Tucson National, tying for the low round of the day. At 6-under for the tournament (71-67--138), he will enter Sunday's final round two strokes back of the individual leader.

"Great round by Logan France when we needed it today," head coach Dan Potter said. "He was awesome."

France will attempt to become the Broncos' first men's golf medalist at a conference championship since Troy Merritt won the 2008 WAC Championship. The individual Mountain West champion earns an automatic berth to the NCAA Regional Championships, held at one of six sites, May 16-18.

Junior Kyle Mitsunaga shot even-par for the second-straight round, remaining in a tie for 23rd (72-72--144).

The Broncos moved into a tie for seventh place following a second-round 289 (+1), up from ninth following the conclusion of day one. Boise State, tied with Air Force and Wyoming, is a combined 4-over for the tournament (291-289--580).

"We're in this thing," Potter said. "It will take something special tomorrow to catch the teams at the top, but that's where we're focused. We'll go out early again tomorrow and see if we can post a low one. Our guys are competing hard and look better every day. We're due to make a few more putts as a team and I'm looking forward to watching them drop tomorrow."

Junior David Elliott (75-74--149, +5), senior Shane Allor (73-76--149, +5) and freshman Alex Francois (78-79--157, +13) rounded out the scoring for the Broncos.

Boise State is scheduled to begin teeing off at 8:40 a.m. (MT) Sunday, and live, hole-by-hole scoring is available at Golfstat.

2016 MW Championships
April 22-24, 2016
Tucson, Ariz.
Catalina Course at Omni Tucson National

COMPLETE INDIVIDUAL LEADERBOARD
1. Corey Eddings, Nevada (65-71--136, -8); 2. Sam Kim, New Mexico (69-68--137, -7); T3. Trevor Clayton, Fresno State (66-72--138, -6); T3. Logan France, Boise State (61-67--138, -6); 5. Grant Booth, Nevada (72-67--139, -5); T23. Kyle Mitsunaga, Boise State (72-72--144, E); T40. David Elliott, Boise State (75-74--149, +5); T40. Shane Allor, Boise State (73-76--149, +5); 55. Alex Francois (78-79--157, +13).

COMPLETE TEAM LEADERBOARD
1. New Mexico (280-285--565, -11), 2. UNLV (286-281--567, -9), 3. Fresno State (275-296--571, -5), 4. San Diego State (280-292--572, -4), T5. Colorado State (281-292--573, -3), T5. Nevada (282-291--573, -3), T7. Air Force (287-293--580, +4), T7. Wyoming (290-290--580, +4), T7. Boise State (291-289--580, +4), T10. San Jose State (295-289--584, +8), T10. Utah State (293-291--584, +8).


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