Air Force Finishes Eighth at PING Cougar Classic
April 19, 2008
Provo, Utah - Led by sophomore Tom Whitney (La Quinta, Calif.), the Air Force golf team finished eighth at the PING Cougar Classic, hosted by BYU at the 7,001 yard, par-72 Riverside Country Club. The Falcons ended the tournament 9-over-par with a three-round total of 873.
Despite firing a round of 77 on Saturday, Whitney finished one stroke under par for the tournament, turning in a total of 215 to tie for 14th place. Junior captain Shaun O'Bryant (Colorado Springs, Colo.) finished four strokes behind, tying for 37th at 219. Freshman Kyle Bailey (Austin, Texas), whose final round score of 73 was the lowest for the Falcons on Saturday, tied for 45th place at 224.
New Mexico State captured the team championship, finishing at 847 (-17), while Boise State's Troy Merritt won medalist honors after finishing with a 6-under-par 208.
Next up for Air Force is the 2008 Mountain West Conference Championship, being held April 24-26 in Tucson, Ariz.
Final Results 8 Air Force 279-292-302 873 T14 Tom Whitney 67-71-77 215 T37 Shaun O'Bryant 70-72-77 219 T45 Kyle Bailey 70-78-73 221 T57 Andrew Gibson 72-74-78 224 T61 Bob Whitney 75-75-75 225