Kim in Top Five After Day One of Season Opener

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PULLMAN, Wash. – Boise State men’s golf senior Taeksoo Kim is tied for fourth place after the first two rounds of the Itani Quality Homes Collegiate Monday, the team’s opening tournament of 2012-13.

Kim followed an opening-round 75 (+3) with an even-par 72 in the second, and is four strokes back of the leaders at the par-72, 7,308-yard Palouse Ridge Golf Club.

Fellow senior Clayton Kosanovich also improved by three strokes from his first to second round, shooting 79-76 for a two-round total of 155 (+11). Kosanovich completed the first day in a tie for 23rd.

Kim and Kosanovich helped lead a second-round charge for the Broncos, who tied for the third-lowest team score in the afternoon. Boise State improved by 15 strokes from its first to second rounds, the second-best turnaround on the first day.

“To come back and play the way we did in the second round on a 36-hole day shows the toughness of this team,” head coach Kevin Burton said.

The Broncos will enter the final 18 holes in sixth place at 615 (+39), six strokes back of the top three.

Redshirt senior Charlie Marusiak and freshman Shane Allor each rebounded from rough opening rounds, shooting 75 (+3) and 77 (+5) in the second 18, respectively. Marusiak’s 36-hole total of 156 (+12) has him in a tie for 28th, one stroke back of the top 25. Allor recorded a two-round total of 160 (+16).

Sophomore Jon VanDyk, playing as an individual, carded a 36-hole total of 161 (+17).

Tee times for the final round of the Itani Quality Homes Collegiate are scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. (MT). Live scoring is available at golfstat.com.

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