March 25, 2014
CRESWELL, Ore. - Led by top-25 finishes from a pair of upperclassmen, the Boise State men's golf team finished in a tie for sixth place at the Duck Invitational, Tuesday.
Junior Ty Travis finished tied for sixth individually at the Emerald Valley Golf Club, and redshirt senior Jordan Skyles concluded the event in a tie for 18th.
In addition to four schools from the Pac-12, there were also five Mountain West schools in the 16-team field. The Broncos (295-299-301) and league-rival Nevada led the way for the MW, finishing tied for sixth place with a three-round total of 895 (+31). Oregon State took home the team title at 873 (+9).
"This was the best field we have competed in all season," head coach Kevin Burton said. "We beat nine really good schools, and it's nice to see our squad competing well against the Mountain West. The league championships are a month away, and this should give us some confidence headed into that tournament."
The Broncos finished just three strokes back of fourth-place Colorado, and eight strokes clear of Utah. Wyoming, the next-best finisher from the MW, concluded the tournament 12 strokes back of the Broncos and Wolf Pack.
Travis led the way for the Broncos, posting rounds of 72-73-73 to finish tied for sixth (218, +2). He has four top-10 finishes in eight starts this season, tied for the 10th-most in a single season in Boise State history.
Skyles recorded his second top-25 effort of the spring season, posting a three-round total of 222 (74-76-72, +6). His final-round, even-par 72 moved him from a tie for 40th into a tie for 18th on the last day of the tournament.
Freshmen David Elliott (74-73-81--228, +12) and Kyle Mitsunaga (75-82-77--234, +18), and sophomore Logan France (79-77-79--235, +19) rounded out the scoring for the Broncos.
Boise State will return to action at the Redhawk Invitational April 7-8, held at Chambers Bay - the site of the 2015 US Open.