Humphreys Named MW's Top Freshman
April 27, 2017

BOISE, Idaho - Mountain West medalist Brian Humphreys became the third Bronco to earn a conference's top freshman honor Thursday as he was named the Mountain West Freshman of the Year and to the All-Mountain West Team.

Humphreys joins Matt Hastings (WAC, 2005) and Graham DeLaet (WAC, 2002) as the only Bronco men's golfers to be named conference freshman of the year. He is also just the second Bronco to be tabbed for the All-Mountain West Team, joining T.K. Kim (2013).

Humphreys captured conference medalist honors this past weekend at the Mountain West Championships on the par-72 Catalina Course of Omni Tucson National Resort, shooting 12-under for a two-stroke victory over teammate Donny Hopoi. The Bronco freshman fired rounds of 67-68-69 over the weekend, claiming sole possession of the lead after Saturday's second round and holding off Hopoi's final-round charge with birdies on Nos. 16 and 18 Sunday to clinch the title.

The victory at the conference championships, which helped fuel Boise State's third-place team finish at the event, also earned Humphreys an automatic bid to NCAA Regionals. Humphreys will learn at which of the six regional sites he will compete during the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Selection Show on Thursday, May 4, on Golf Channel. He will become the sixth Bronco to compete at a NCAA Regional and the first since Kim in 2013.

It was also the third tournament win of the year for Humphreys. He captured his first medalist honor at the Ogio Utah Invitational (Oct. 3-4), shooting 3-under to finish tied for the lead after the final round. His second victory came at the Del Walker Intercollegiate (Feb. 27-28), as he outlasted the field and the conditions in Long Beach to finish at 1-under. His performance at the event also helped Boise State capture the team title, as the team overcame an eight-stroke, final-round deficit to earn a four-stroke victory and the program's first team title since October 2013.

Humphreys, who averages 72.03 strokes per round in 2016-17, has posted five top-10 finishes in his debut campaign. In addition to his three victories, he has finished tied for second at the Visit Stockton Pacific Invitational (Oct. 27-29) and third at the Folino Invitational (Jan. 30-31).

He was twice named Mountain West Golfer of the Week in the spring (Feb. 7, March 1) and in the fall was named Mountain West Golfer of the Month (October/November).

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