DeLaet in First Group at Olympics
Aug. 10, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- Former Boise State men's golfer Graham DeLaet will attempt to become the second-straight Canadian to bring home a gold medal at the Summer Olympics -- 112 years after George Lyon did it in St. Louis, Mo., at the Games of the III Olympiad.

The opportunity to defend his nation's gold medal is not DeLaet's only honor. He will be teeing off in the opening group of the XXXI Olympiad, the first golfers in the Olympics since 1904.

DeLaet will be paired with Brazil's Adilson da Silva and Korea's Byeong-Hun An, and the trio is scheduled to tee off at 4:30 a.m. MT, Thursday.

All Olympic golf coverage will air live, from start to finish, on The Golf Channel.

DeLaet is the third Bronco to compete in this year's Olympics, joining incoming freshmen gymnasts Isabella Amado (Panama) and Courtney McGregor (New Zealand).

DeLaet was announced as one of Canada's four Olympic golfers in July, and will be joined by David Hearn in the men's 72-hole stroke play competition. Currently ranked 146th in the world, DeLaet finished tied for eighth at the Barbasol Championship on July 14.

At Boise State, DeLaet won 10 collegiate tournaments over his four seasons (2002-06), was named the WAC Player of the Year and competed at the NCAA West Regional as a senior in 2006. In addition to his 10 tournament wins, DeLaet, at the end of his career, held additional school records for career top-10 finishes (26), career top-25 finishes (37), top-10 finishes in a season (nine), top-25 finishes in a season (11), lowest three-round score (203) and lowest two-round score (136).

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