The Boise State men’s golf team kicks off their season with a lot of upside. The men finished tied for seventh place at the Mountain West tournament last season and are looking to improve in 2013.
The Broncos have three freshman on the team in Mark Brassey, David Elliot, and Kyle Mitsunaga. Sophomores include Shane Allor and Logan France. Boise State has three juniors in Minwoo Park, Ty Travis and Jon VanDyk. The Broncos’ lone senior on the team is Jordan Skyles.
Six of the nine players on the team are from right here in the Boise area, with three of them coming in as freshman.
The Broncos opened their season last week in Pullman, Wash., at the Itani Quality Homes Collegiate. Despite having a good second round, Boise State finished ninth out of 12 teams. While it was not the start the Broncos were hoping for, they did have a notable performance from Travis.
Travis led the Broncos from start to finish at the tournament. This was his debut for the Broncos as he was a transfer from Weber State. He shot a five under par 65 in the second round that tied for the lowest of the tournament and was merely a shot off for the tournament record.
His second round was the fifth best in school history. He would finish the tournament at two over par, good enough for an 18 place finish.
“With a lot of new faces playing their rounds as Broncos, I’m confident that we will be able to better capitalize on our sucesses as we progress through the season,” Boise State head coach Kevin Burton said in a release following the Broncos first tournament.
The Broncos will now have a week off before returning to action at home in the Dash Thomas Memorial on Sept. 23-24.