Jack Howard leads the way, tying for 25th individually
Hoops and Howard each shoot team-best 76 on Monday
Two-day tournament begins Monday
Senior Andrew Hoops tied for 11th individually
AFA already has two top five finishes this spring
One of three Falcons to compete in all 12 events ... finished fourth on the team with a 74.8 scoring average ... career-best fourth-place tie at the Jackrabbit Invitational, helping the Falcons win the team title ... shot a five-under par 211 at the Jackrabbit, including a career-best 67 in the third round ... had one other sub-70 round, a 69 in the second round of the CU Invitational ... seven of his 32 rounds were under par.
Competed in three events ... posted a scoring average of 77.6 in his eight rounds ... season-best 72 in the third round of the Desert Shootout ... finished that tournament with an eight-over par total of 224.
Played in one event, the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate ... shot a season-best 79 in the first round.
Before Air Force
Lettered four years in golf ... coached by Tim Graves ... team captain ... won regional tournament in senior year ... state runner-up as a freshman ... finished sixth at the American Junior Golf Association Verizon Wireless Heritage Junior Championship ... Academic Super-Star.
Member of cadet squadron 5 ... son of Tommy and Beverly Howard ... has one brother ... would like to become a pilot after graduation ... worked as director of operations for the cadet Wing Command Center this past summer ... also completed the powered flight program ... active in his squadron as the safety officer ... favorite food is steak ... hobbies include fishing, hunting, chilling and mudding ... favorite movie is Shooter ... favorite golf course is Cartersville Country Club ... would most like to play at Augusta National ... favorite professional golfer is Jason Dufner ... reality show he would choose to be on is Duck Dynasty ... favorite book is Lone Survivor ... person in history he'd most like to meet is Ronald Reagan ... credits his father with the biggest influence on his sports career ... started playing golf at age 4.