Boise State Men's Golf Opens 2009-10 Campaign at the Palouse Collegiate....
Experienced group to compete at Palouse Collegiate for Boise State.

► What’s Happening
Boise State University’s men’s golf team opens the 2009 fall schedule this week at Washington State University’s Palouse Collegiate in Pullman, Wash. The event is in its first year of what is expected to be an annual tournament. This year’s  competition is being held at the Palouse Ridge Golf Course next to the WSU campus. This is the first of four tournaments that the Broncos will compete in during the fall portion of the season. 

► The Tournament Format
The format for this tournament calls for three rounds of 18 holes each played over two days. The first and second rounds will be played on Monday, Sept. 14, followed by the third round on Tuesday. The event is scheduled to begin at 8:15 a.m. (Mountain) on Monday and at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

► The Tournament Course
The Palouse Collegiate is being held at Washington State University’s new Palouse Ridge  Golf Course that opened in 2008.  The Palouse Ridge features a competition course that spans 7,308 yards for a par-72 over 18 holes.    

► The Tournament Field
The 2009 Palouse Collegiate will feature 13 teams including 11 NCAA Division I schools, one from the NAIA ranks and one junior college. The participating teams for the tournament include: Boise State, Idaho, Gonzaga, Loyola Marymount, Sacramento State, San Jose State, Seattle, UC Davis, Washington, Washington State, and Weber State, as well as, Lewis-Clark State and Spokane Community College. A total of 65 individuals, five per team, will compete for the team and individual titles.

► Boise State’s Tournament Roster
The Boise State lineup for the Palouse Collegiate is an experienced one with five returning letterwinners on the tournament roster. Sophomore Blake Brown will start off at the number one position followed by junior Chris Byrne at the two, and seniors John Baranco, Robbie Richards and Drew Surmeier at the third, fourth and fifth positions. They combined for 38 tournament appearances in 2008-09.

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