Boise State Ties for Seventh at WAC

Kim moves up to 9th, Kosanovich finishes 13th.

HENDERSON, Nev. (5/4/2011) - Boise State University’s men’s golf team closed its last Club Glove Western Athletic Conference Championship Wednesday afternoon by recording its top round of the tournament with a 15-over 303 at Rio Secco Golf Club in Henderson, Nev. The Broncos finished the three-day tournament tied for seventh-place with the University of Hawai’i at 921 (+57). New Mexico State University ran away with the team title by 13 strokes finishing at 11-over 875. A pair of sophomores led Boise State as Taeksoo Kim finished tied for ninth, while Clayton Kosanovich tied for 13th.

New Mexico State won its fourth-straight WAC team championship by 13 strokes over second-place San Jose State who shot a three-round score of 24-over 888. The Spartans just edged Fresno State as the Bulldogs fell to third after leading the team competition on day one, they finished the tournament at 25-over 889.

Boise State fired a tournament-low 303 (+15) on the final day of the championship in Nevada. The Broncos rallied late to tie Hawaii who had passed Boise State midway through the round. The two finished tied for seventh-place at 57-over 921.

On the individual side of the WAC championship, Mark Hubbard of San Jose State and Damain Telles of the University of Idaho tied for the title with 4-under 212’s. Fresno State’s Bryan Hogan was third, two strokes back at 2-under 214.

Taeksoo Kim rallied from a tie for 11th yesterday to finish in a three-way tie for ninth-place after carding a 2-over 74 this afternoon, giving him a final tally of 8-over 224.  Clayton Kosanovich had a solid tournament finishing in a four-way tie for 13th. The sophomore from Arizona shot a 3-over 75 today for a final three-round score of 10-over 226.

Rounding out the Boise State scoring at the WAC championship were Taylor Porter at 21-over 237 (78-83-76), Charlie Marusiak at 22-over 238 (81-79-78) and Scott Spiewak who shot a 6-over 78 today (DQ-79-78).

This marks the close of the 2010-11 campaign for Boise State. The Broncos will return six members of this year’s squad when they open Mountain West Conference play next season.   

Final Tournament Summary

Club Glove Western Athletic Conference Men’s Golf Championship
May 4, 2011
Henderson, Nev.
Rio Secco Golf Club (Par 72 - 7,313 yards)

Individual Results (Top Five and Boise State)
T1. Mark Hubbard, San Jose State (71-72-69--212, -4)  
T1. Damian Telles, Idaho (66-73-73--212, -4)
3. Bryan Hogan, Fresno State (68-74-72--214, -2)
4. Gaston De La Torre, New Mexico State (72-73-70--215, -1)
5. Justin Shin, New Mexico State (74-70-74--218, +2)
T9. Taeksoo Kim, Boise State (73-77-74--224, +8)
T13. Clayton Kosanovich, Boise State (77-74-75--226,  +10)
T36. Taylor Porter, Boise State (78-83-76--237, +21)
38. Charlie Marusiak, Boise State (81-79-78--238, +22)
-- Scott Spiewak, Boise State (D-79-78)

Team Results
1. New Mexico State (289-295-291--875, +11)  
2. San Jose State (293-304-291--888, +24)
3. Fresno State (288-305-296--889, +25)
T4. Louisiana Tech (295-310-296--901, +37)
T4. Idaho (298-307-296--901, +37)
6. Nevada (299-306-308--913, +49)
T7. Boise State (309-309-303--921, +57)
T7. Hawaii (308-313-300--921, +57)
9. Utah State (301-318-331--950, +86)

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