Broncos Open Spring Season at Fifth Annual Pat Hicks Thunderbird Invitational in St. George, Utah...

Broncos Went 9-5 During the Fall Versus this Tournament Field...


► What’s Happening

Boise State opens its 2009 spring schedule this Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 9-10, at the fifth annual Pat Hicks Thunderbird Invitational in St. George, Utah. The Broncos are one of 14 teams competing in the 36-hole tournament which will feature one 18-hole round on each day.


► Boise State’s Tournament Roster

Competing for the Broncos at the first spring tournament with be freshman Blake Brown (72.7 avg.) at the number one spot followed by senior Scott Loewen (72.6 avg.) at the two, junior John Baranco (74.8 avg.) will play the three, junior Robbie Richards (74.8 avg.) at the fourth position, while redshirt-sophomore Chris Byrne gets the nod at the fifth spot. The first four have been main stays in the Bronco lineup this year competing in all five fall competitions while Byrne gets his first action of the 2008-09 season.


► The Tournament Format

The 36-hole tournament is being hosted by Southern Utah University and will feature 14 collegiate teams with over 70 student-athletes participating. The tournament format calls for two rounds of 18 holes each. The first round will be played Monday with the final round contested on Tuesday.


► The Tournament Course

This year the fifth edition of the Pat Hicks Thunderbird Invitational is being held at the Sunbrook Golf Course in St. George, Utah. The competition will be played on the SGC’s 72-par 6,758-yard competition course.


► The Tournament Field

The field competing against the Broncos includes two rival Western Athletic Conference schools in San Jose State and Utah State, along with Cal State Northridge, College of Charleston, Denver, Dixie State, Grand Canyon, Oral Roberts, host Southern Utah, UC Riverside, Utah Valley, Washington State, and Weber State. Boise State has gone 9-5-0 this year against the schools participating in the tournament.



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