Boise State Ties for 11th at Pat Hicks Thunderbird Invitational.
ST. GEORGE, Utah (2/15/2011) - The Boise State University men’s golf team struggled in its first outing of the spring finishing tied for 11th place after carding a four-man score of 17-over 305 during Tuesday’s final round at Sunbrook Golf Club in St. George, Utah. The Broncos finished with a two-round total of 29-over 605. Meanwhile, sophomore Taeksoo Kim led the Broncos during the 36-hole tournament tallying a 2-over 146, tying for 23rd place.

Dixie State College won the 12-team competition with a 6-under 570, five strokes better than second-place College of Charleston at 575 (-1). Boise State finished tied for 11th-place with Western Illinois University at 605.

Utah Valley University’s Mason Carter rallied for the individual title with a two-round score of 7-under 137. Taeksoo Kim was consistent during the two rounds carding 1-over 73’s during both rounds to finish in a six-way tie for 23rd out of 77 participants. Among those tied with kim was Boise State teammate Charlie Marusiak who shot 3-under 69 yesterday then followed that up with a 5-over 77 this afternoon.

Rounding out the scoring for the Broncos were juniors Scott Spiewak with a 11-over 155 (78-77) and Taylor Porter four strokes back at 15-over 159 (81-78). Freshman Minwoo Park competing in his first collegiate tournament matched Porter’s tally with a two-round score of 159 (80-79).  

Next up for Boise State is the Wyoming Desert Classic in Palm Springs, Calif., Feb. 26-27.  

Final Tournament Summary

Pat Hicks Thunderbird Invitational
Feb. 14-15, 2011
St. George, Utah
Sunbrook Golf Club (Par 72 - 6,879 yards)
Host: Southern Utah University

Individual Results (Top-5 and Boise State)
1.    Mason Casper, Utah Valley (67-70--137, -7)
T2.    Taylor Reardon, Dixie St. (73-66--139, -5)
T2.    Alex Ellis, Coll. of Charleston (70-69--139, -5)
T4.    Jim Knous, Colorado School of Mines (72-70--142, -2)
T4.    Kyle Chappell, Dixie St. (69-73--142, -2)
T4.    Cory Bacon, Colorado School of Mines (68-74--142, -2)
T23.    Taeksoo Kim, Boise St. (73-73--146, +2)
T23.    Charlie Marusiak, Boise St. (69-77--146, +2)
T53.    Scott Spiewak, Boise St. (78-77--155, +11)
T64.    Taylor Porter, Boise St. (81-78--159, +15)
T64.    Minwoo Park, Boise St. (80-79--159, +15)

Team Results
1.    Dixie State (285-285--570, -6)
2.    Coll. of Charleston (288-287--575, -1)
3.    Utah Valley (286-290--576, E)
4.    CSU-Fullerton (291-287--578, +2)
5.    British Columbia (293-297--590, +14)
6.    Utah State (290-302--592, +16)
T7.    Seattle (298-296--594, +18)
T7.    Southern Utah (304-290--594, +18)
9.    Colorado School of Mines (298-298--596, +20)
10.    Oral Roberts (302-296--598, +22)
T11.    Boise State (300-305--605, +29)
T11.    Western Illinois (304-301--605, +29)

» «