Travis, Elliott in Top 25 at MW Championships

April 25, 2014

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TUCSON, Ariz. - Junior Ty Travis led the Boise State men's golf team in the opening round of the 2014 Mountain West Championships Friday, shooting even-par to conclude the day tied for 11th.

Travis was one of 15 golfers in the 55-man field to shoot par-or-better at the par-71, 7,144-yard Catalina Course at the Omni Tucson National Resort, and will enter Saturday's second round one stroke back of a tie for fifth place.

Freshman David Elliott joined Travis in the top 25, carding a 2-over 73.

The Broncos concluded the opening round in eighth place with a team score of 293 (+9), a stroke back of a sixth-place tie between Colorado State and San Jose State, and three strokes back of fifth-place Wyoming.

"We teed off in the last group today, and that made things pretty tough on us with the winds picking up in the late afternoon," head coach Kevin Burton said. "We need to do a better job of battling the conditions and finishing better, but we've got two more rounds here to make some ground on the teams in front of us."

New Mexico, ranked 23rd-nationally, leads the event at 279 (-5), and UNLV's Carl Jonson holds the individual lead at 66 (-5).

Sophomore Logan France shot 74 (+3), and is one stroke back of the top 25. Redshirt senior Jordan Skyles is two strokes back of the top 25 after posting a 75 (+4).

Freshman Mark Brassey rounded out the scoring for the Broncos, shooting 86 (+15).

The Broncos are scheduled to begin teeing off Saturday for the second round at 8:50 a.m. (MT).

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