Boise State Places 13th at PING Cougar Classic...


Kim finishes tied for 13th.

PROVO, Utah (4/24/2010) - Boise State University's men's golf team placed 13th out of 18 teams carding a three-round tally of 888 (+24) at the PING Cougar Classic in Provo, Utah, this weekend. The Broncos shot an 8-over 296 this afternoon as they fell one spot in the final standings on Saturday. Colorado State, ranked 40th nationally by GolfStat, held onto its first day lead firing a 7-under 281 today to win the team title with a 14-under 850.

Individually, Taeksoo Kim placed the highest for the Broncos at the PING Cougar Classic finishing tied for 13th, his second-best placing this year. The freshman from Hawaii turned in a career-performance in Utah with a personal-low total of 1-under 215. After recording two rounds under-par yesterday he shot 2-over 74 this afternoon. The University of Nevada's Jared Becher rallied today to take the medalist honors at the Classic with a 3-under 69 this afternoon giving him a final tally of 10-under 206. 

Senior Robbie Richards recorded the top final round for Boise State shooting an even-par 72 to give him a final tournament total of 7-over 223. Matching Richards' final tally was classmate John Baranco who also finished with a 223 (+7) after firing a 4-over 76 today. The duo finished in a five-way tie for 52nd.

Clayton Kosanovich was the second Bronco to turn in a career-best performance at the PING Cougar Classic as he finished at 12-over 228. The freshman from Scottsdale, Ariz., carded a 3-over 75 in today's final round. Junior Chris Byrne rounded out the Boise State scoring this weekend with a 25-over 241. He recorded his best round of the competition on the final 18 today with a 3-over 75.

The PING Cougar Classic marks the final regular-season tournament of the year for the Boise State men. They will now set their focus on the Club Glove Western Athletic Conference Championship that will take place May 3-5 in Henderson, Nev. 

Final Tournament Summary

PING Cougar Classic
April 24
Provo, Utah
Riverside Country Club (7,142-yards / Par 72)
Host:  BYU

Individual Results (Top-five and Boise State)

1.    Jared Becher, Nevada (71-66-69--206, -10)
T2.    Patrick Reed, Augusta State (67-68-73--208, -8)
T2.    Scott Smith, Nevada (69-72-67--208, -8)
T4.    Robbie Fillmore, Brigham Young (69-68-72--209, -7)
T4.    Bryce Hanstad, Colorado State (69-68-72--209, -7)
T13.    Taeksoo Kim, Boise State (71-70-74--215, -1)
T52.    John Baranco , Boise State (75-72-76--223, +7)
T52.    Robbie Richards, Boise State (77-74-72--223, +7)
T75.    Clayton Kosanovich, Boise State (81-72-75--228, +12)
T96.    Chris Byrne , Boise State (86-80-75--241, +25)

Team Results
1.    No. 40 Colorado State (285-284-281--850, -14)
2.    Brigham Young (293-279-280--852, -12)
3.    No. 11 UNLV (293-287-278--858, -6)
4.    Nevada (291-289-279--859, -5)
5.    No. 8 Augusta State (295-283-282--860, -4)
6.    Idaho (288-288-287--863, -1)
7.    Fresno State (295-287-282--864, E)
8.    CSU-Northridge (291-295-290--876, +12)
9.    Air Force (295-296-290--881, +17)
10.    New Mexico State (296-293-293--882, +18)
11.    Pacific (300-298-285--883, +19)
12.    Wyoming (294-292-301--887, +23)
13.    Boise State (304-288-296--888, +24)
14.    Weber State (307-292-290--889, +25)
15.    Utah (302-300-288--890, +26)
16.    Utah State (299-313-282--893, +29)
17.    Utah Valley (304-302-291--897, +33)
18.    Northern Colorado (297-303-304--904, +40)