Hopoi Wins, Broncos Set Record
Sept. 12, 2017


PULLMAN, Wash. –
The Boise State men’s golf team followed up Monday’s record breaking performance by finishing 32-under for three rounds to set a new school record, while senior Donny Hopoi earned medalist honors, Tuesday at the Itani Quality Homes Collegiate, in Pullman, Wash.

Despite shooting 10-under in the final round, the Broncos fell second to host Washington State, who rallied on their home course to take home the team honors with a one-stroke victory.

Boise State finished with a three-round score of 820 (281-265-274), well below the previous 19-year old school record of 834, set at the Rocky Mountain Men’s Intercollegiate (Sept. 8-9, 1988).

“This is a tough one to swallow. We wanted to win badly, and we came very close,” Boise State head coach Dan Potter said. “Sometimes you play well enough to win, and it just doesn’t happen. Washington State played an incredible round. I’m really proud of our guys. Donny was a stud all week and gets his first college win. We will certainly look at all things we could have done better to pull it out, but it was a great performance by our guys.”

Hopoi took home medalist honors – the first of his career – thanks to his score of 5-under 66 in the third round to supplant South Dakota’s Thomas Vining at the top of the leaderboard by two strokes.  Hopoi’s second round score of 63 is tied with Tory Merritt for the third lowest single round score in program history.

Hopoi finished with a three-round score of 200 (71-63-66, -13).

Joining Hopoi in the top 10 was Skyler Eubank and Brian Humphreys, at tied for fifth and tied for eighth, respectively.

Eubank – making his collegiate debut – finished 8-under for three rounds, tied with CJ Coleman of Washington State as the best freshmen in the field.

Eubank’s finish, and three round score of 205 (6-65-71), is the best freshman debut in Boise State history since Luke Sestero won the Rocky Mountain Men’s Intercollegiate with a score of 203.

Humphreys finished tied for eighth with all three of his rounds under-par (69-68-70 – 207, -6).

Senior Jacob Byers earned the fourth top 25 finish of his career, rallying after his three-over 71 first round to finish tied for 23rd. Byers was consistent over the final two rounds to finish 1-over (74-69-71 – 214).

Freshman Jun Ho Won finished just outside of the top 25 at tied for 28th. Won shot 4-under in the third round to move 20 spots up the leaderboard. In his collegiate debut, Won finished with a three-round score of 215 (72-76-67, +2).

Competing as an individual, Tristan Rohrbaugh shot 221 for three rounds (73-72-76, +8).

Boise State will return to action at The Jackrabbit, Oct. 1-3.

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