France Finishes in Top 10 at MW
April 24, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. – Boise State senior Logan France saved one of the best performances of his career for his final tournament as a Bronco, finishing tied for eighth in front of a hometown crowd at the 2016 Mountain West Men’s Golf Championships, Sunday.

France, who registered his first top-10 finish of the season and the fifth of his career with this week’s performance, became just the third men’s golfer to finish in the top 10 at the MW Championships, joining Scott Spiewak (T-5th; 2012) and T.K. Kim. (5th; 2013)

France posted rounds of 71-67-74 at the par-72, 7,194-yard Catalina Course at Omni Tucson National, finishing with a three-round total of 212 (-4). His second-round, 5-under 67 was tied for the lowest score of the day, Saturday.

“Logan was as good as I’ve seen him this week, and he ended his career with a great top-10 finish,” head coach Dan Potter said.

Junior Kyle Mitsunaga concluded the tournament tied for 22nd, shooting 1-over (72-72-73—217).

Boise State finished ninth as a team, closing the championships with a 4-over 292. The Broncos finished 8-over for the tournament (291-289-292—872), three strokes back of San Jose State and six clear of Air Force.

“I’m really proud of how our guys battled this week,” Potter said. “We got off to a terrible start today. We missed shots and it was going in the wrong direction. But we played the back nine 5-under as a team.

“Shane Allor was a little off, and fought like only he can to help his team this week. He and Logan were great Broncos on and off the course, and they will be missed. Alex Francois played a great final round as well. He has an amazing short game and a bright future for us. We need to be better when we come back next year, but I’m proud of the way this bunch battled all the way through the finish line.”

Francois, a freshman, posted the Broncos’ lowest score of the final round, shooting 71 (-1). He finished with a three-round total of 228 (78-79-71, +12).

Junior David Elliott shot 7-over for the tournament (75-74-74—223), and senior Shane Allor, playing in his final event as a Bronco, shot 10-over (73-76-77—226).

UNLV, ranked 29th nationally, won the tournament (846, -18), while Fresno State’s Trevor Clayton took home medalist honors at 9-under (66-72-69—207).

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

1. Trevor Clayton, Fresno State (66-72-69—207, -9), 2. Corey Eddings, Nevada (65-71-73—209, -7), T3. Sam Kim, New Mexico (69-68-73—210, -6), T3. Nahum Mendoza III, San Diego State (69-74-67—210, -6), T3. Zane Thomas, UNLV (71-72-67—210, -6), T8. Logan France, Boise State (71-67-74—212, -4), T22. Kyle Mitsunaga, Boise State (72-72-73—217, +1), T39. David Elliott, Boise State (75-74-74—223, +7), T48. Shane Allor, Boise State (73-76-77—226, +10), 50. Alex Francois, Boise State (78-79-71—228, +12).

1. UNLV (286-281-279—846, -18), 2. New Mexico (280-285-284—849, -15), 3. Fresno State (275-296-288—859, -5), T4. San Diego State (280-292-288—860, -4), T4. Colorado State (281-292-287—860, -4), 6. Wyoming (290-290-281—861, -3), 7. Nevada (282-291-293—866, +2), 8. San Jose State (295-289-285—869, +5), 9. Boise State (291-289-292—872, +8), 10. Air Force (287-293-298—878, +14), 11. Utah State (293-291-298—882, +18).

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