Boise State Men's Golf to Compete in this Weekend's PING Cougar Classic...
► Quick Facts
Event: PING Cougar Classic
Dates: April 23-24 (Friday-Saturday)
Location: Provo, Utah
Club:  Riverside Country Club
Yardage / Par: 6,902 / 72
Host:  BYU
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► What’s Happening
Boise State University’s men’s golf team returns to action this weekend when it competes in the PING Cougar Classic in Provo, Utah, this Friday and Saturday, April 23-24. The Broncos will be one of 18 teams competing in the event which is being played at Riverside Country Club and is hosted by Brigham Young University. This is the final regular-season tournament for Boise State before the Western Athletic Conference Championship May 3-5 in Henderson, Nev.

► Last Time Out for the Broncos - Western Intercollegiate
Boise State competed last weekend, April 17-18, at the Western Intercollegiate in Santa Cruz, Calif. The Broncos tallied a team score of 1,112 (+62) to place 11th out of 12 teams. The tournament featured a six-man roster per team with the top-five scores counting towards the team total. Senior John Baranco led the Boise State contingent with a 10-over 220 on the par-70 course to finish in a four-way tie for 37th.

► Tournament Format For The PING Cougar Classic
The competition format for this tournament calls for three rounds of stroke play staged over two days. The first and second rounds will be played on Friday, April 23, followed by the third round on Saturday. The schedule calls for the competition to begin at 8:00 a.m. (Mountain) each day with Friday starting by a shotgun start and Saturday’s final round by tee times. The weather could play a role in this competition as it is expected to be stormy in the area this weekend.

► Bronco History At The PING Cougar Classic
PROVO, Utah (4/25/2009) – Last year four Broncos placed in the top-25 as Boise State tied for fourth-place out of 14 teams at the 2009 PING Cougar Classic with an 8-under 856.  Blake Brown led the team placing fifth overall carding an 8-under-par 208. Boise State’s other top-25 finishers were John Baranco tying for 16th with a (215, -1), Robbie Richards took 21st (216, E),  followed closely by Scott Loewen at 22nd (217, +1). The Broncos turned in their best overall result of the campaign tying for fourth place, while BYU won the event with a 22-under 842.

► The Host Course
Riverside Country Club in Provo, Utah, will serve as the host for the PING Cougar Classic and features a 6,902-yard course, par 72, for this event.

► The 18-Team Field
The 2010 PING Cougar Classic will feature 18 NCAA Division I schools with No. 8 Augusta State and No. 11 UNLV highlighting the field. Among the 18 teams are six members of the Western Athletic Conference: Boise State, No. 53 Fresno State, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico State and Utah State. The remaining 10 schools are: Air Force, No. 57 BYU (host), Cal State Northridge, No. 40 Colorado State, Northern Colorado, Pacific (Calif.), Utah, Utah Valley, Weber State and Wyoming. In all there will be over 90 individuals competing for the team and individual titles at the 2010 edition of the Classic.

► Boise State’s Tournament Roster
Boise State’s lineup will be anchored by seniors John Baranco and Robbie Richards. Baranco will open at the number one position, he a averages 75.5 strokes per round this season. Richards will start at the second slot averaging 75.0 strokes per round. Freshman Taeksoo Kim (75.1 spr) will be the three followed by junior Chris Byrne (76.4 spr) at the four. Rounding out the five-man Bronco squad will be freshman Clayton Kosanovich (76.4 spr) playing in the fifth position. 

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