Kim Wins Jim Colbert Intercollegiate
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Boise State junior men’s golfer Taeksoo Kim captured the first tournament victory of his collegiate career and the first by a Bronco in more than two years, winning the Jim Colbert Intercollegiate by six strokes, Tuesday.
Kim fired rounds of 72-67-71 to finish at 6-under 210. He was the only golfer in the 48-man field to finish under par at the par-72, 7,525-yard Colbert Hills Golf Club.
The win is the first by a Bronco individual since Blake Brown earned tournament medalist honors at the Palouse Cougar Collegiate, Sept. 14-15, 2009.
“Taeksoo played a phenomenal tournament,” Boise State head coach Kevin Burton said. “I am extremely proud of how he played this week, and I am impressed with our overall start to the season as a team.”
Boise State boasted three players in the top 10 – and four in the top 25 – en route to a runner-up finish as a team. The Broncos carded a three-round score of 886 (+22) en route to their best finish of the young season.
The Broncos already have three top-four finishes in as many tournaments, the finest fall season since Burton’s first season coaching the team. In 2005 the Broncos recorded four top-three finishes in five events.
Senior Scott Spiewak posted an even-par final-round 72, moving into a tie for sixth place with a three-round total of 222 (+6). He had entered the final round in 14th.
Junior Clayton Kosanovich posted his second-straight top-10 finish, finishing with a 54-hole total of 225 (+9). The effort was good for a tie for 10th.
Junior Jordan Skyles finished tied for 22nd, finishing with a three-round total of 232 (+16).
Kim, Skyles and Spiewak have each finished in the top 25 in each of the Broncos’ three tournaments this season.
Redshirt junior Charlie Marusiak rounded out the Bronco contingent with a three-round total of 244 (+28).
Boise State continues its fall season next week at the Wildcat Invitational, Oct. 10-11.
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