Freshman Blake Brown Leads Broncos in Day One of Kauai Collegiate Invitational

LIHUE, Hawai’i The Boise State men’s golf team completed the first day of three at the Kauai Collegiate Invitational being played at the Puakea Golf Course. The Broncos shot for a +12 score as a team, placing them 13th in the 14-team field with two days of competition remaining.


On the 71 par, 6,954-yard course, Boise State shot a 296, putting them 13 strokes out of first place. Fellow Western Athletic Conference team San Jose State leads the team race with a score of 283 putting them one stroke under.


The Broncos were led by freshman Blake Brown who shot an outstanding score of 68 to go three strokes under and finished day one in a tie for third. Playing a consistent round, Brown shot a 34 on both the front and back of the course.


Senior Scott Loewen pulled in the second-best Bronco score, a 72 (+1), on the day. In a tie for 21st, Loewen shot a 36 on both the front nine and back nine of the course.


In a tie for 61st, senior Kevin Tarango and junior John Baranco each shot a 78 on the day. Tarango shot 39’s on each half, while Baranco improved from a 40 to a 38, both finishing seven over par.


Rounding out the Bronco squad, junior Robbie Richards is tied for 71st out of 75 spots. Richards fired a 40 on the front half and 42 on the back to complete a round of 82 (+11).


San Jose State’s Mark Hubbard leads the individual competition with a score of 66 (-5).


The field of teams at the Kauai Collegiate Invitational includes Boise State, SJSU, Drake, Gonzaga, James Madison, San Diego, San Francisco, Louisiana Tech, UNC-Wilmington, Loyola Marymount, UC-Riverside, Utah, Hawai’i and Osaka Gakuin.


The tournament will continue through Wed., Nov. 5, with one round being played on Tuesday and the third and final round on Wednesday. The tournament is the final fall 2008 competition for the Broncos.


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