U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. – The Air Force golf team tied its best-ever performance in the annual Mark Simpson Invitational, hosted by the University of Colorado, Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Colorado National Golf Club in Erie, Colo.
The Falcons’ 861 (-3) team score and sixth-place finish tie as its best ever in the CU Invitational. Utah and Colorado tied for the team title in the 19-team tournament, each shooting a 54-hole total of 842, 22-under par. Wyoming was third (846), followed by UC Riverside (858), Oregon State (860) and Air Force (861).
Junior Bryant Falconello recorded his best tournament while at the Academy, carding a three-round total of 207, nine-under par. Falconello placed fourth among 107 individuals. After an opening round 69, he fired a career-best 68 in round two. In the final round, he closed the tournament with a two-under 70. During the 54-hole tournament, he made just three bogeys and played the par fours in a tournament best 11-under par.
Sophomore Joseph Crisostomo tied for fifth overall with a seven-under 209. During the 54-hole tournament, his 15 birdies tied for the fifth most of any player in the tournament. Crisostomo posted three rounds under par during the tournament (71-68-70). Junior Tate Tatom shot a three-over, 219, for the tournament. Junior Turner Howe, competing as an individual, tied for 24th with a one-under, 215. After an opening round 74, he shot 70 in the second round and 71 in the final round.
Air Force returns to action, Oct. 9-10 at the Denver Paintbrush Intercollegiate.