Feb. 25, 2014
The Air Force golf team captured its second tournament title of the season Tuesday by tying Illinois State for the championship of the Snowman Getaway Tournament at the Palm Valley Golf Club in Goodyear, Ariz. The Falcons, who also won the season-opening Falcon Invitational, shot a two-under par 286 in the final round for a three-round total of 849 (-15). Illinois State, meanwhile, fired a 15-under par 273 on Tuesday tie the Falcons. No playoff was played due to travel schedules.
“Chris (Assistant Coach Wilson) and I are very proud of the way our guys battled today,” said Air Force head coach George Koury. “We had a unique situation being a man down and they responded. It is great to open the spring season with a win.”
Individually, two Air Force players finished in the top 10. Senior Kyle Westmoreland tied for fourth place at -9 (207) after shooting an even-par 72 on Tuesday. Fellow senior Jack Howard equaled his best career finish (2013 Falcon Invitational) with a seventh-place tie at -8 (208) after a two-under par 70 in the final round.
Senior Philip Colwell tied for 50th at +4 (220) with a one-over par 73 while senior Miguel Macias finished in a tie for 65th place at +8 (224) after shooting a one-under par 71 on Tuesday. Freshman Andy Germann did not play on Tuesday after falling ill Monday evening. Freshman Sunwoo Choi tied for 83rd (+12, 228) and junior Blake Edwards tied for 89th (+14, 230) playing as individuals.
The Falcons return to action next weekend at the University of South Florida Invitational in Tampa, Fla. The three-day tournament begins on Sunday, March 2.