Nov. 15, 2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Boise State junior men's golfer Ty Travis has been named the Mountain West Men's Golfer of the Month for October, the league office announced Friday.
Travis recorded top-25 finishes in each of the Broncos' three tournaments during October and November, and shot better-than-par in seven of his nine rounds to combine for a total of 14-under.
Included were three-straight sub-par rounds at the Utah Invitational (69-68-68), which helped to lead Boise State to its first tournament victory in more than six years, and its widest margin of victory since 1995 (10 strokes).
It was also the largest deficit overcome in a final round en route to a victory in program history (six strokes).
Travis tied for the 54-hole lead at the Utah Invitational with a 7-under 206, but lost the individual title on the second hole of a playoff after his competitor drained a 20-foot birdie putt.
Travis also tied for 22nd at the Price's "Give `Em Five" Invitational, recording a three-round total of 217 (73-77-67, +1). His final-round, 5-under 67 was the lowest score of the day.
He followed with a tie for 11th at the Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational, firing three-straight sub-par rounds en route to a career-best 8-under 208 (70-69-69).
Travis's scoring average of 70.27 led the team this fall, and the mark trails only Troy Merritt's single-season school record of 69.53 (2007-08) all-time, minimum 15 rounds.