May 5, 2013
The Air Force golf team fired a final round team score of 297 (+13) Sunday and tied the best finish ever in a conference tournament by placing fourth at the 2013 Mountain West Championships, held at the par-71, 7,144-yard Catalina Course at OMNI Tucson National. Air Force, which also finished fourth at the 1993 Western Athletic Conference Championships, posted a three-round total of 875 (+23). The Falcons previous best finish at the Mountain West Championships was sixth place in 2010.
Individually, junior Kyle Westmoreland led the Falcons with a three-round total of even-par 213, good for an eighth-place tie with UNLV's Kurt Kitayama. Westmoreland, who posted AFA's second top 10 finish since 2005, fired a team-best one-over par 72 on Sunday. Fellow junior Philip Colwell followed in 18th place with a total of 219 (+6) after a 78 in the final round.
Junior Jack Howard (221) and senior Andrew Hoops (222) finished in a tie for 19th and 22nd, respectively, while sophomore Blake Edwards placed 45th with a three-round total of 244. Hoops shot a two-over par 73 on Sunday, while Howard carded a 74.
New Mexico won the team title by eight strokes over San Diego State and UNLV, while UNLV's Kevin Penner took medalist honors after a final-round 67 gave him a three-round total of seven-under par 206, one shot ahead of New Mexico's James Erkenbeck.