Feb. 2, 2016
LAKE LAS VEGAS, Nev. â€" Boise State junior men's golfer Kyle Mitsunaga led the Broncos in the team's opening tournament of the spring season, finishing tied for 16th, Tuesday.
Mitsunaga, a Boise High School product, concluded the event with a three-round total of 219 (71-74-74, +3) at the par-72, 7,228-yard Reflection Bay Golf Club.
Initially scheduled to be completed Monday, the second round was suspended due to darkness and completed Tuesday morning before teeing off for the final 18. Mitsunaga, who opened the final round with six bogeys and a birdie through 10 holes, closed with a 4-under stretch through the final eight, carding a second-straight 2-over 74.
The finish was Mitsunaga's second in the top 25 this season.
Boise State began the day in a tie for sixth place, but dropped back after shooting 304 (+16) in the final round. Finishing with a team score of 906 (299-303-304, +42), the Broncos concluded the tournament tied with Sacramento State for ninth place, and were two shots clear of Boston College.
"Today was a pretty brutal day for us," head coach Dan Potter said. "Kyle got off to a terrible start and battled back to sneak into the top 20 for the tournament. Otherwise, there wasn't much positive to say about the day. We need to get to work."
Rounding out the scoring for the Broncos were sophomore Tristan Rohrbaugh (74-79-75-228, +12), senior Logan France (77-77-75-229, +13), senior Shane Allor (77-76-80-233, +17) and freshman Alex Francois (78-76-81-235).
UNLV won the tournament with a score of 834 (-30), and the Rebels' John Oda and AJ McInerney tied for medalist honors at 8-under.
Boise State will continue its spring season at the Jones North Ranch Invitational in Westlake Village, Calif., Feb. 29-March 1.