April 20, 2016
BOISE, Idaho â€" The Boise State men's golf team will travel to Tucson, Ariz., for the 2016 Mountain West Championships, April 22-24. The three-round tournament will be held at the par-72, 7,194-yard Catalina Course at the Omni Tucson National Resort.
"This is the most important tournament of the year for us," head coach Dan Potter said. "We face some great teams and we're going to fight like mad to get in the mix. These guys are excited to represent their school and finish strong, like Broncos."
The tournament will consist of 18 holes each day, Friday-Sunday, with tee times beginning at 8 a.m. (MT). For Friday's opening round, Boise State is scheduled to begin teeing off at 10:40 a.m., and the Broncos will be paired with San Jose State and Air Force.
Live, hole-by-hole scoring will be provided at Golfstat and at Mountain West Tournament Central.
Eleven Mountain West schools will be vying for the 2016 title, including, in order of national ranking:
San Diego State (No. 22)
UNLV (No. 29)
New Mexico (No. 37)
Wyoming (No. 85)
Colorado State (No. 89)
Fresno State (No. 94)
Nevada (No. 135)
Utah State (No. 141)
San Jose State (No. 167)
Boise State (No. 199)
Air Force (210)
The Broncos will send the following line-up to the conference tournament:
A junior from Boise (Boise HS), Mitsunaga leads the Broncos in scoring average this season, averaging 74.6 through 33 rounds. He has four top-25 finishes this season, including two top-20 efforts during his last three tournaments.
Also a junior from Boise (Cole Valley Christian), Elliott has appeared in four tournaments this season, averaging 77.7 through 12 rounds. He was the Broncos' top finisher at the El Macero Classic, the team's final regular-season tournament (April 15-17).
A senior from Tucson, Ariz., France ranks third on the team in scoring average in 2015-16, averaging 75.6 through 33 rounds. He has a pair of top-20 finishes, including a season-best 11th-place effort at the Barona Collegiate Cup, March 21-22.
A senior from Phoenix, Allor has three tournament appearances during his final collegiate campaign, averaging 75.2 over nine rounds. He finished tied for 14th at the Kikkor Golf Husky Invitational earlier this season (Sept. 21-22).
The lone underclassmen competing for the Broncos this week, Francois, from Burnaby, B.C., has made five appearances during his debut season with Boise State. His scoring average of 76.0 ranks fourth on the team.
Boise State finished sixth at last year's MW Championships, tied for the team's best effort at the tournament since joining the league in 2011-12. Scott Spiewak finished tied for fifth at the 2012 edition of the tournament, and T.K. Kim finished fifth in 2013, the Broncos' best individual finishes at the tournament.