Travis Finishes Tied for Fifth at Home Tournament

Sept. 24, 2013

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EAGLE, Idaho - Boise state junior Ty Travis finished tied for fifth place at the Dash Thomas Memorial Tuesday, the Broncos' only home tournament of the 2013-14 season.

Travis led the event after shooting back-to-back sub-par rounds on the opening day, but carded a 5-over 76 in the final round to finish at 211 (-2).

"This is the first time Ty has been in this position in a collegiate tournament, and it's tough to win one when you haven't been there before," head coach Kevin Burton said. "This will be good experience for him down the road, because I expect him to find himself in similar situations in the future."

In his two tournaments since transferring from Weber State, Travis, originally from Eagle, Idaho (Eagle HS), has finished 18th and tied for fifth, leading the Broncos in each event. He has shot better than par in three of his six rounds.

Freshman Kyle Mitsunaga, from Boise (Boise HS), finished one stroke back of the top 25 in his debut event as a Bronco. He carded rounds of 77-68-76 to finish in 27th at 221 (+8). Mitsunaga was competing as an individual.

The Broncos finished in 12th place as a team (302-294-297--893, +41).

"Ultimately, I think this is going to be a great learning experience for a very young team," Burton said. "They got to play in front of family and friends in a hometown environment, and I believe with that comes pressure to perform. Excelling when the pressure is on is a learning process, and I hope this helps us make strides in the future."

Sacramento State took home the team title, finishing with a 1-under 851 (286-280-285), and Utah State's Tanner Higham earned medalist honors with a three-round total of 205 (71-67-67, -8).

Rounding out the scoring for the Broncos were freshman David Elliott (78-75-71--224, +11), redshirt senior Jordan Skyles (79-75-73--227, +14), redshirt junior Minwoo Park (78-77-77--232, +19) and sophomore Shane Allor (80-76-78--234, +21).

Competing as individuals, junior Jon VanDyk carded a 229 (80-77-72, +16), and sophomore Logan France (76-81-74) and freshman Mark Brassey (81-72-78) each finished at 231 (+18).

Boise State will continue its fall season at the Utah Invitational in Park City, Utah, Oct. 7-8.


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