Men's Golf

Rohrbaugh Opens Strong at Championships

April 20, 2018

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BREMERTON, Wash. -- Senior Tristan Rohrbaugh put himself in position for a strong finish in his final Mountain West Championships, shooting even-par for the Boise State men's golf team in the opening round at the Olympic Course at the Gold Mountain Golf Club, Friday.

Rohrbaugh, who overcame back-to-back bogeys on Nos. 1 and 2, carded four birdies and an eagle in the opening round, battling strong winds throughout the day at the par-72, 7,115-yard course. Following an eagle on the par-5 14th, Rohrbaugh crept into the top 10 at minus-2, but a double-bogey on No. 17 dropped him back to even.

He concluded the first round tied for 15th, two strokes back of the top 10.

"Today was a challenging day and we handled it well," head coach Dan Potter said. "It would have been easy to dig ourselves into a hole, but we fought pretty well and kept ourselves in the game.

"Tristan came up big for us today. We will tee off earlier tomorrow, and we hope to make a move up the leaderboard."

Sophomores Brian Humphreys, the defending Mountain West champion, and Mason Schulze each opened with a 74 (+2), and will enter Saturday's second round in a tie for 24th. Freshman Jun Ho Won (76, +4) and senior Donny Hopoi (78, +6) rounded out the scoring for the Broncos.

Boise State concluded the first round in ninth following an 8-over 296.

UNLV, Colorado State and San Diego State, each ranked in the top 50 nationally, are tied atop the team standings at 4-under (284). Individually, Colorado State's AJ Ott fired a 6-under 66 and will carry a two-stroke lead into Saturday's second round over a trio at minus-4.

Live scoring for Saturday's second round can be found HERE. The Broncos will begin teeing off at 9:40 a.m. (MT).

T15. Tristan Rohrbaugh (72, E), T24. Brian Humphreys (74, +2), T24. Mason Schulze (74, +2), T37. Jun Ho Won (76, +4), T47. Donny Hopoi (78, +6).

T1. UNLV (284, -4), T1. Colorado State (284, -4), T1. San Diego State (284, -4), 4. Fresno State (287, -1), 5. San Jose State (288, E), 6. Wyoming (289, +1), 7. Nevada (293, +5), 8. New Mexico (295, +7), 9. Boise State (296, +8), 10. Utah State (304, +16), 11. Air Force (305, +17).

1. AJ Ott, Colorado State (66, -6), T2. Grant Booth, Nevada (68, -4), T2. Shintaro Ban, UNLV (68, -4), T2. Sean Talmadge, San Jose State (68, -4), T5. Four Individuals (69, -3).

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