Pair of Tournaments Await Broncos
March 16, 2016

COACH POTTER’S TIP OF THE WEEK: We will be traveling a lot this week, and one thing that I try to focus on is getting back to perfect balance. A way to do this is to take a set-up with a 5-iron and make a full practice swing (without hitting a ball). Hold your finish for 5 seconds on perfect balance with head, chest and belt buckle all facing the target. If you can do that well, then repeat it with your eyes closed. Feel where you lose balance at every point in the swing and make corrections until you can hold the perfect finish with your eyes closed.

BOISE, Idaho – The Boise State men’s golf team will begin its spring break with a pair of tournaments, traveling to Goodyear, Ariz., for the Desert Shootout (March 18-19), before traveling to San Diego, for the Barona Collegiate Cup (March 21-22).

The Desert Shootout, hosted by Denver, will be held at the Palm Valley Golf Club, while the Barona Collegiate Cup, hosted by San Diego State, will be held at the Barona Creek Golf Club.

“We are in the thick of our season at this point and anxious to see who is going to step up and solidify their spot in the line-up coming down the stretch,” head coach Dan Potter said. “We have two tournaments back-to-back, and it's time for us to rise to the occasion.”

Joining the Broncos and tournament-host Pioneers in the 20-school Desert Shootout field will be BYU, Colorado State, Columbia, Eastern Michigan, George Washington, Grand Canyon, Idaho, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Northern Colorado, Nebraska, Northern Illinois, Southern Utah, Tulsa, UMKC, Nebraska-Omaha and Wichita State.

The teams are slated to begin each day of competition with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. (MT). The teams will play two rounds Friday, and one round Saturday.

At the Barona Collegiate Cup, Boise State and SDSU will be joined by Air Force, Alabama State, CSU Bakersfield, Minnesota, Princeton, Sacramento State, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, UC Santa Barbara and Utah.

The schools will play 36 holes Monday, and a final 18 Tuesday, beginning with a 9:30 a.m. shotgun start each day.

Traveling for the Broncos will be:

Kyle Mitsunaga
Logan France
Connor Bell
Tristan Rohrbaugh
Travis Evans

Live scoring for the Desert Shootout will be available at BirdieFire.com, and live scoring for the Barona Collegiate Cup will be available at Golfstat.com.


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