Broncos Fifth, Humphreys Second In Stockton
Oct. 29, 2016

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    STOCKTON, Calif. – Freshman Brian Humphreys continued his hot October on the links Saturday, firing a 3-under 71 in the final round of the Visit Stockton Pacific Invitational to finish the event tied for second at 7-under. Boise State came in tied for fifth on the team leaderboard with a three-round score of 584 (+2) after shooting 2-over Saturday at Stockton Country Club.

    It is the second-straight top-five team finish for the Broncos, after a fourth-place effort at the Ogio Utah Invitational (Oct. 7-8), and for Humphreys it is the freshman’s second-straight top-two finish after he captured co-medalist honors earlier this month in Park City. BYU captured this weekend’s event title with a team score of 834 (-18), and the Broncos were just four strokes back of Grand Canyon and Sacramento State, which tied for second at 850 (-2).

    Humphreys finished two strokes back of tournament champion Patrick Fishburn of BYU, who finished at 9-under. Humphreys tied for second with BYU’s Rhett Rasmussen and Sacramento State’s Aaron Beverly.

    “I think these last couple of tournaments will give us some confidence heading into our final event this fall and into the spring,” said Boise State head coach Dan Potter. “We’ve started to see some improvement and the guys know that there’s even more in the tank.”

    Humphreys finished Saturday’s final round strong with birdies on Nos. 14 and 16. The round completed a weekend for him in which he shot three under-par rounds (70-68-68) on the par-71 course.

    “Brian has been awesome, maybe even more impressive this week than last,” said Potter. “He looks completely comfortable playing well, and that’s a big deal.”

    Senior Kyle Mitsunaga turned in a top-20 finish for the weekend, shooting 71 (E) Saturday to finish the tournament tied for 17th at 1-over. Junior Donny Hopoi (1-over 73 Saturday) and freshman Mason Schulze (2-over 74 Saturday) finished tied for 34th at 5-over and junior Jacob Byers ended the weekend at 13-over.

    The Broncos will conclude the fall portion of their schedule next weekend, traveling to Maui for the Ka’Anapali Classic Collegiate Invitational in Lahaina. The three-round tournament will go from Thursday-Saturday (Nov. 3-5).

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