Sept. 26, 2016
ERIE, Colo. - Boise State men's golf, after a four-over 292 in Monday's opening round at the Mark Simpson Invitational, shot a scorching six-under 282 in the afternoon's second round to finish the day tied for sixth in the 20-team field at the par-72 Colorado National Golf Club. The Broncos' two-round score of 574 (-2) sits in a three-way tie with Colorado "B" and Washington State.
"The guys did a great job finishing off what was a solid second round," said Boise State head coach Dan Potter. "We've put an emphasis on finishing, and I'm proud of how they did that late in the afternoon."
Sophomore Alex Francois led the late charge with a five-under 67 in the second round, closing the round with three birdies over the final five holes to finish the day two-under at 142 (75-67) and tied for 23rd on the individual leaderboard. Freshman Brian Humphreys, in his collegiate debut, opened with a 74 before closing nicely with a three-under 69 to finish the day one-under at 143, tied for 29th.
"It was an awesome second round for Alex with no bogies. He's worked extremely hard on his game this fall and I expect to see more good play from him going forward," Potted added.
Tristan Rohrbaugh finished the day at even-par (144), firing rounds of 73-71, while David Elliott closed the day three-over (74-73-147). Kyle Mitsunaga opened with a 73 before closing the day with a 76 to finish five-over with a score of 149.
Colorado's "A" entry leads the field at 558 (282-276, -18), with Utah in second at 563 (277-286, -13) and Campbell, Houston Baptist and Wyoming in a three-way tie for third at 565 (-11).
The Broncos tee off in Tuesday's final round at 8:15 a.m. MT.