Air Force Wraps Up Competition at Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational
Sept. 20, 2010
USAFA, Colo. -
In its first tournament of the season, the Air Force golf team finished eighth at its own Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational, being held at the par-72, 7,363-yard Eisenhower Golf Club-Blue Course. The Falcons combined for a team score of 882 (+18).
Air Force landed three players in the top 30, led by sophomore Andrew Hoops (Highland, Calif.), who tied for 19th in the standings at 219 (+3). Freshman Philip Colwell (The Woodlands, Texas) followed just one stroke behind to finish tied for 21st place, while senior captain Kyle Bailey (Austin, Texas) tied for 29th overall with a score of 222 (+6).
Rounding out the Falcons' varsity group were Kyle Westmoreland (Fr., Katy, Texas), who tied for 36th in the standings with a 7-over-par 223, and Travis Deckert (Jr., Wichita, Kan.), who finished tied for 61st at 227. Meanwhile, the Air Force `B' team finished tied for 17th in the team standings with a score of 923.
Pacing the `B' team was junior Caleb Leestma (Seabrook, Texas), who tied for 36th place overall. Following Leestma was classmate Robert Belz (San Antonio, Texas), who finished tied for 53rd place at 226. Also competing for the `B' team were Miguel Macias (Fr., Santa Fe, N.M.), Blake Jones (Fr., Camas, Wash.) and Daniel Katz (So., Encino, Calif.), while sophomore Wes Denny (Cincinnati, Ohio) competed as an individual.
Capturing the team title at the event for the first time was UCCS, which finished at 861 (-3), eight strokes ahead of nationally ranked San Diego. Meanwhile, Colorado State's Ryan Peterson won medalist honors, carding a 207 (-9) for the tournament.
The Falcons are back in action Sept. 27-28, when they head to Boulder, Colo., for the Mark Simpson Invitational.
8 Air Force 291-296-295 882
T19 Andrew Hoops 70-75-74 219
T21 Philip Colwell 72-75-73 220
T29 Kyle Bailey 73-74-75 222
T36 Kyle Westmoreland 76-74-73 223
T61 Travis Deckert 77-73-77 227
T17 Air Force `B' 304-311-923 923
T36 Caleb Leestma 69-77-77 223
T43 Robert Belz 70-79-77 226
T92 Miguel Macias 80-78-76 234
T99 Blake Jones 85-77-78 240
104 Daniel Katz 86-82-79 247
T61 Wes Denny 79-73-75 227