Blake Brown leads men's golf to fifth-place finish at Ron Moore Invitational?

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Senior Scott Loewen turns in top Bronco score on Tuesday with a three-under par 69.

 

DENVER, Colo. (9/16/08) Blake Brown shot a one-under par 71 to finish in a three-way tie for ninth and lead Boise State to a fifth-place finish at the Ron Moore Invitational in Denver, Colo., Tuesday afternoon. Brown, a freshman from Scottsdale, Ariz., completed the three rounds at Green Valley Ranch Golf Club with a four-under par total of 212. Junior John Baranco followed Brown with a one-over par total of 217 to place tied for 18th during the two day tournament.  

 

Boise State junior Robbie Richards finished the tournament tied for 26th with a three-over par 219, while senior Scott Loewen placed tied for 39th with a total of 222 (+6), followed by Drew Surmeier’s 232 (+16).  

 

As a team, Boise State recorded their best round of the invitational Tuesday with a two-under par total of 286. Scott Loewen fired the best round of the Broncos on Tuesday finishing with a three-under par 69, followed by Brown’s 71 (-1), Baranco and Surmeier with 73s (+1), and Richards with a 76 (+4). The blue and orange turned in the fourth best round of the day, 13 strokes back of the top round recorded by the University of Colorado at 275.

 

Overall, the Broncos maintained the fifth place ranking they had after two rounds with a three-round total of 866 (+2). They held off Cal State Northridge who finished at 869, Denver at 872, and Central Arkansas at 888, all three started the day within four strokes of Boise State. Campbell University made a late charge on Tuesday passing Central Arkansas with a round of 279 and a final total of 872 to tie Denver for seventh place.

 

At the end, the top four teams after Monday’s two rounds maintained their positions following the final day of competition. The University of Colorado blew the field away with a 39-under par total of 825, 29 strokes better than second place Air Force at 859 (-5).  

 

The Broncos’ fifth place finish out of 17 teams gives them a record of 8-4-0 overall. They will head for Corvallis, Ore., next week when Boise State will compete at the 10-team Guistina Memorial Classic hosted by Oregon State University.   

 

 

Final Tournament Results

 

Ron Moore Invitational

Denver, Colorado (Sept. 15-16)

Green Valley Ranch Golf Club

Par 72, 7,239 yards

 

Boise State Individual Results

T9      Blake Brown............................... 67-74-71212, -4

T18   John Baranco............................. 74-70-73217, +1

T26   Robbie Richards........................ 74-69-76219, +3

T39   Scott Loewen............................. 77-76-69222, +6

T73   Drew Surmeier.......................... 84-75-73232, +16

 

Top-Five Individuals

1        Pat Grady, Colorado................. 67-69-68204, -12

2        Derek Tolan, Colorado............. 70-68-67205, -11

3        Tom Whitney, Air Force.......... 68-71-68207, -9

          Nick Delio, CSU Northridge..... 68-69-70207, -9

          Kyle Bailey, Air Force............... 67-70-70207, -9

 

Team Results

1        Colorado..................................... 276-274-275825, -39

2        Air Force.................................... 281-285-293859, -5

3        New Mexico St.......................... 282-293-289864,   E

4        Weber St.................................... 293-285-287865, +1

5        Boise St....................................... 292-288-286866, +2

6        CSU-Northridge......................... 287-294-288869, +5

7        Denver........................................ 293-289-290872, +8

          Campbell ................................... 296-297-279872, +8

9        UTEP............................................ 299-294-292885, +21

10     Utah St........................................ 308-295-283886, +22

11     Central Arkansas....................... 290-294-304888, +24

12     N. Colorado................................ 294-302-298894, +30

13     Utah............................................. 298-294-305897, +33

14     UC Riverside.............................. 296-308-295899, +35

15     Loyola College........................... 302-302-315919, +55

16     Wyoming.................................... 306-312-304922, +58

17     Utah Valley................................. 310-302-313925, +61