Falcons Tied For Ninth After Day One of Colorado Invitational

    Junior Jack Howard
    Junior Jack Howard

    Sept. 24, 2012

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    The Air Force golf team opened sits in a tie for ninth place after the first two rounds of the third annual Mark Simpson Colorado Invitational, hosted by the University of Colorado. The Falcons are tied with Gonzaga after posting a two-round score of three-over par 579 on the par-72, 7,741-yard course at the Colorado National Golf Club in Erie, Colo.

    Leading Air Force's team after two rounds is junior Jack Howard, who is currently tied for 15th place at three-under par 141. Howard posted an even-par 72 in the first round, then came back in the second round with a career-best, three-under par 69. Howard was posted six birdies, one bogey and a double-bogey in the second round. Meanwhile, junior Kyle Westmoreland sits just two strokes behind in a tie for 24th place and senior Andrew Hoops is tied for 26th at even-par 144.

    Juniors Todd Berglund (T, 74th / 154) and Blake Jones (78th / 156) rounded out the Falcon team while freshman Matthew Dunn, playing as an individual, is tied for 74th at 154.

    Leading the way in the team standings after the first day of action is Oregon State, which posted a 15-under par 561 on Monday, one stroke ahead of UMKC. Meanwhile, UMKC's Nathan Hughes sits atop the individual leaderboard with a nine-under-par 135.

    The final round of the Mark Simpson Colorado Invitational begins Tuesday morning with an 8:00 a.m. shotgun start.

     

     

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