Travers Wins Vandal Fall Classic

Moscow, Idaho- Nick Travers of the Boise State men’s golf team knows how to finish strong.  He entered the final day of the Vandal Fall Classic, one stroke behind four golfers, but when the dust cleared he sat in sole possession of first place, four strokes ahead of his nearest competitor. 


Through the two rounds Travers shot a six-under par, 138 (71 and 67), to hold lone possession of fifth place and remain one shot off the pace.  Tuesday he followed up his team-best round of 67(-5) with another 67 to walk away with the individual title.


“Nick has been playing great lately,” said head coach Kevin Burton.  “To win a collegiate event by four strokes is an amazing feat. I am looking for great things from Nick for the rest of this season.”


This is the first individual title for the Broncos this season and the first since Graham DeLaet won the Boise State Bronco Invitational last season.  Travers is also the first individual other than DeLaet to capture a championship since the 2000-01 season, when Luke Sestero won the Vandal Classic.


Troy Merritt recorded the next best score on the team with a 216(+3) to finish tied for 14 to record his second top 25 finish of the season.


Merritt and Travers also led the Broncos to a fourth place finish, in the 12-team field, at the Vandal Classic.  The team finished score of 864 to finish 11 shots off the pace set by the host the University of Idaho.


Vandal Fall Classic

Sept. 25-26, 2006

Par 71; 6,700 yards

Final Results


Team Results 1. Idaho (853), T2. British Columbia (859), T2. Portland (859), 4. Boise State (864), 5. Weber State (868), 6. Gonzaga (871), 7. Utah Valley State (873), 8. Utah State (873), 9. Idaho State (889), 10. Dixie State CC (892), 11. Whitworth (895), 12. Columbia Basin CC (931).


Boise State Results 1. Nick Travers (71-67-67---205, -8), T14. Troy Merritt (75-70-71---216, +3), T35. Shawn Tonkin (73-73-76---222, +9), T44. Chase Cochran (78-72-75---225, +12), T44. Robbie Heithecker (79-73-73---225, +12), T48. Scott Loewen (72-79-75---226, +13), T51. Matt Hastings (75-74-78---227, +14), T60. Chris Byrne (80-75-77---232, +19), 72. Robbie Richards (79-79-83---241, +28).


Top Five Individuals 1. Nick Travers, Boise State (71-67-67---205, -8), 2. Nic Van Vuuren, Utah Valley State (71-66-72---209, -4), T3. Preston Otte, Utah State (70-70-70---210, -3), T3. Brett Jessen, Weber State (70-67-73---210, -3), T5. Trevor Loe, Gonzaga (68-69-74---211, -2), T5. Gabriel Wilson, Idaho (75-70-66---211, -2).


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