April 26, 2013
The Air Force men's golf team sits in second place following the first two rounds of the PING Cougar Classic, hosted by Brigham Young University, in Provo, Utah. The Falcons shot a four-under par 284 in the first round, followed by a five-under par 283 in the second round on the par-72, 7,142-yard Riverside Golf Club.
Junior Kyle Westmoreland is tied for second individually with a nine-under par total of 135 after two rounds, including a six-under par 66 in the second round. He shot a three-over par 69 in the first round and is one shot behind tournament leader Zachary Blair of BYU.
Senior Andrew Hoops and sophomore Blake Edwards are tied for ninth at one-under par 143, while junior Phillip Colwell is tied for 19th with a two-over par total of 146. Fellow junior Jack Howard had to withdraw during the first round due to a stomach virus.
“I am really proud of our team today,” said Air Force head coach George Koury. “We had solid play all day across the board. Jack (Howard) did his best as long as he could, but just could not fight the stomach bug any longer. We have a great opportunity in front of us tomorrow.”
BYU leads the tournament at 21-under par. Saturday’s final round will begin at 9:30 a.m. (MT).