The Boise State men’s golf team finished 12 out of 12 teams with a score of 893 (+41) at the two day Dash Thomas Memorial Tuesday afternoon. It was their lone home tournament of the season.
The Broncos were led by Junior Ty Travis who finished the tournament tied for fifth place.
Travis actually was the day one leader after shooting two good opening rounds but struggled in the final round with a 5-over 76 performance.
“This is the first time Ty has been in this position in a collegiate tournament and it’s tough to win one when you haven’t been there before.” Head Coach Kevin Burton said. “This will be good experience for him down the road, because I expect him to find himself in similar situations in the future.”
This was Travis’s second tournament as a Bronco since coming from Weber State at the start of the season.
He led Boise State in both of their tournaments with a 18 at the Itani and now a 5 place finish. Travis has been under par in three of his six rounds for the Broncos.
The Broncos also got a solid performance from Freshman Kyle Mitsunga who competed as an individual.
Mitsunga finished just a single stroke out of the top 25, with a total of 221 (+8) in his very first outing for Boise State.
Rounding out the team was freshman David Elliot who shot a 224 (+11), redshirt senior Jordan Skyles had a 227 (+14), junior Minwoo Park with a 235 (+19), and sophomore Shane Allor finished with a 234 (+21.)
Individual performances included junior Jon Van Dyk with a 229 (+16), while sophomore Logan France and freshman Mark Brassey both carded a 229 (+16).
“Ultimately, I think this is going to be a great learning experience for a very young team. They got to play in front of family and friends in a hometown environment, and I believe with that comes pressure to perform.” Burton said. “Excelling when the pressure is on is a learning process, and I hope this helps us make strides in the future.”
Sacramento State took home the team title, posting a score of 851 (-1), while another Idaho native, Utah State’s Tanner Higham took home medalist honors with a score of 205 (-8).
The Broncos will have a couple of weeks off before they head to the Utah Invitational next in Park City, Utah on Oct 7-8.