Air Force in Third Place at Falcon Invitational

    Junior Kyle Westmoreland
    Junior Kyle Westmoreland

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    Junior Kyle Westmoreland is tied for the lead and the Air Force golf team is in third place after the first two rounds of the 44th annual Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational Sunday at the Eisenhower Blue Course. The Falcons have a two-round score of one-under par 575 on the par-72, 7,363-yard course.

    Air Force is eight shots behind tournament leader Colorado and three shots shy of second-place UNLV in the 16-team tournament. Westmoreland, meanwhile, backed up a first round score of 71 with a four-under 68 in the second round, tying Kenneth Fadke of New Mexico State for the best second-round score. Westmoreland is tied with Jason Burstyn of Colorado at five-under par for the tournament lead.

    Senior Andrew Hoops is just two shots back and tied for fifth place with a three-under par total of 141, followed by junior Philip Colwell, who is tied for 19th at even par. Hoops posted a three-under par 69 in the first round and shot an even-par 72 in the second round.

    "Our top guys played well today," said Air Force head coach George Koury. "The wind picked up a bit in the afternoon but we kept focused on what we needed to do. Hopefully we can carry some of this confidence over to tomorrow."

    The final round of the Falcon Invitational begins Monday morning at 7:30 a.m.

     

     

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