GOBRONCOSDOTCOM
Boise State Finishes 10th at Braveheart Classic

GOBRONCOSDOTCOM
GOBRONCOSDOTCOM

GOBRONCOSDOTCOM

BEAUMONT, Calif. The Boise State University men’s golf team finished in 10th place with a 937 (+73), in the Braveheart Classic hosted by UC Riverside, at the Oak Valley Golf Course at Beaumont, Calif.

 

Boise State continued to post lower scores each round (320-314-303) of the Braveheart Classic but where unable to crack the top five in the 17-team field.

 

Junior Matt Hastings led the Broncos in scoring with a 231 (+15) to tie for 18th on the leader board. Just like the team, Hastings continued to subtract five strokes from his score each round before finally registering an even-par, 72, in the final round to lead the Broncos.

 

Troy Merritt failed to finish in the top 15 for just the third time in eight tournaments this season. Merritt dropped eight strokes from round one, to post a 77 (+5), in the second round and finally a 75 (+3) in the final round of competition.

 

Scott Loewen’s play remained consistent throughout the tournament as he registered an 81-79-80 to finish with a 24-over par, 240, and tied for 55th place. Loewen’s tournament average was nearly three-and-a-half strokes above his season average of 76.6 strokes per round.

 

After leading Boise State through the first round of the Braveheart Classic with a 78 (+6), Shawn Tonkin registered a 16-over par, 88 in the second round to top out of a tie for 18th place. When all results were collected Tonkin finished tied for 65th with a 242 (+26).

 

Freshman Robbie Richards rounded out the scoring for Boise State with a 243 (+27), in the tournament.

 

Boise State will prepare to travel to Fresno, Calif., to compete in the Fresno State Lexus Classic, Mar. 12-13.

 

Results

 

Top Teams: 1. Jacksonville (896, +32), 2. UCLA (905, +41), 3. Utah (924, +60), T4. Southern Utah 9926, +62), T4. Portland (926, +62), 6. CSU-Northridge (927, +63), 7. UC Riverside (931, +67), 8. Weber State (932, +68), 9. Kansas State (936, +72), 10. Boise State (937, +73), 11. Idaho (942, +78), 12. Sac State (946, +82), 13. Texas Pan-Am (954, +90), 14. Utah State (957, +93), 15. Gonzaga (966, +102), 16. Penn (970, +106), 17. Idaho State (990, +126).

 

Boise State Individuals: T18. Matt Hastings (82-77-72-231, +15), T36. Troy Merritt (85-77-75-237, +21), T55. Scott Loewen (81-79-80-240, +24), T65. Shawn Tonkin (78-88-76-242, +26), T69. Robbie Richards (79-81-83-243, +27).

 

Top Individuals: 1. Matt Kleinrock (Jacksonville) (78-73-69-220, +4), 2. Russel Knox (Jacksonville) (77-75-71-223, +7), 3. Duncan Stewart (Jacksonville) (77-72-75-224, +8), 4. James Lee (UCLA) (75-76-75-226, +10), 5. Brandon Christianson (UCLA) (77-72-78-227, +11).

 

                                                --www.broncosports.com--