Sep 8, 2013
The Air Force golf team took full advantage of its home-course knowledge Sunday and leads the 45th annual Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational by 12 strokes on the par-72, 7,401-yard Blue Course at the Academy’s Eisenhower Golf Club. The Falcons shot a two-round total of 13-under par 563, while UTEP is the only other team under par after shooting a one-under total of 575.
Senior Kyle Westmoreland holds the individual lead with a nine-under par total of 135. He birdied five of the first nine holes en route to an opening round 67 (-5), then followed up with a four-under par 68 in the second round. Westmoreland leads teammate Matthew Dunn by two strokes. Dunn, a sophomore, posted a career-best 68 in the first round and backed it up with a three-under par 69 in the second round.
“I am very proud of the way we competed at home today,” said Air Force head coach George Koury. “We put a little extra pressure on our team being at home and the guys responded well. We’ll look to go out and finish it off tomorrow.”
Senior Jack Howard sits in a tie for eighth place at one-under par after shooting a 71 and 72 on Sunday, including an eagle on the par-four sixth hole after holing out from about 120 yards in the second round. Seniors Philip Colwell (T, 37th at +4) and Miguel Macias (T, 65th at +8).
The final round of the Falcon Invitational begins Monday morning at 7:30 a.m.