DeLaet Tied for Second at Olympics
Aug. 11, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Former Boise State men’s golfer Graham DeLaet is tied for second place following the opening round of play at the XXXI Summer Olympics, Thursday.

DeLaet, representing Canada, fired a 5-under 66. Included were six birdies, four of which came on a 4-under front nine. He trails only Marcus Fraser of Australia, who shot 63 (-8), and is tied with Sweden’s Henrik Stenson.

DeLaet has put himself in position to defend his nation’s gold medal, won by George Lyon 112 years ago. He is scheduled to tee off at 6:25 a.m. (MT), for Friday’s second round.

He was in the opening group Thursday, the first golfers to play in the Olympics since 1904, when St. Louis, Mo., hosted the Games of the III Olympiad.

All Olympic 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).

While 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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