Broncos Ninth At Gene Miranda Invite
Sept. 10, 2016

  • Rounds 1-2 Results

    USAFA, Colo. -- Boise State men's golf saw its first action of the 2016-17 season Saturday, completing the first two rounds of the Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational on the Blue Course of the Eisenhower Golf Club. The Bronco quintet of senior David Elliott, junior Donny Hopoi, freshman Connor Johnstone, junior Tristan Rohrbaugh and freshman Mason Schulze shot combined rounds of 299-304 for a score of 603 (+27), good for ninth place.

    The 16 teams in the field will tee off in Sunday's final round at 7:30 a.m. MT. The Broncos enter Sunday trailing co-leaders Colorado and UTEP (573) by 30 strokes.

    Boise State got off to a good start Saturday, sitting fifth after the first round, led by Elliott's even-par 72. The Boise native finished the day with a three-over 147 (72-75), following his 72 with a second-round 75 to finish the day tied for 19th in the individual standings. Rohrbaugh (78-74) and Schulze (74-78) carded matching scores of 152 (+8), while Johnstone finished the day 11-over (75-80-155) and Hopoi was at 12-over (79-77-156).

    "I thought we were just OK for the majority of the day then went backwards at the end," said Boise State head coach Dan Potter. "We finished on a tough stretch of the course, looked tired and made big numbers that we hadn't made all day. I'm curious to see how we respond tomorrow. We have a young group that is capable of playing much better but we didn't look nearly tough enough today."

    "I was happy with the way Connor Johnstone and Mason Schulze started today. It's tough to play your first round as a freshman, and they got after it," Potter added.

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