Sept. 23, 2013
The Air Force golf team sits in seventh place after the first day of the fourth annual Mark Simpson Colorado Invitational, hosted by the University of Colorado. The Falcons are 14 shots behind tournament leader Colorado as 34 of the 84 golfers did not complete the second round due to darkness at the Colorado National Golf Club in Erie, Colo.
The Falcons shot a 313 (+25) in the morning round, then shaved 23 strokes off in the afternoon with a two-over par total of 290. All seven of Air Force’s players completed their second round and senior Kyle Westmoreland is in a tie for second place after a pair of even-par rounds of 72 on a breezy Monday. Westmoreland, who had five birdies and a triple-bogey in the first round, is three shots behind Houston Baptist’s Preston Stanley and tied with Philip Juel-Berg of Colorado.
Sophomore Matthew Dunn is tied for 15th at five-over par after shooting a team-best two-under par 70 in the second round. He shot a seven-over par 79 in the first round. Seniors Jack Howard and Philip Colwell are tied for 59th at 157 (+13) and fellow senior Todd Berglund is tied for 75th at 161 (+17). Colwell improved by 11 shots from the first to the second round, while Berglund improved by 12 strokes. Two Falcons, senior Miguel Macias (T22 at +7) and junior Blake Edwards (T56 at +4) are playing as individuals.
“We had some tough conditions this morning that we did not handle very well,” said Air Force head coach George Koury. “I am proud of how we rebounded in the afternoon.”
The second round will resume at 8 a.m. on Tuesday and the final round will begin at 8:45 a.m. with a shotgun start.