March 20, 2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Air Force junior Kyle Westmoreland has been selected the Mountain West Men’s Golfer of the Week for tournaments played March 11-17. This is Westmoreland's second player of the week honor in three weeks.
Westmoreland recorded the second individual title in his career after capturing the Jackrabbit Invitational in Primm, Nev., on March 11-12. He finished the tournament with a 15-under-par 201 (67-69-65) on the par 72, 7,090-yard course. Westmoreland was the only player in the field of 81 golfers to score in the 60s each round, including a career-low 65 in over the final 18 holes. His 65 in the third round is the lowest score by a Falcon since Tom Whitney had the same score in the second round of the Agua Caliente Air Force Invitational in 2007. Westmoreland’s 54-hole total of 201 is the second-best in school history behind Whitney’s 200 at the 2009 Desert Shootout.
Westmoreland’s individual crown helped the Falcons earn the team title, winning the tournament by 13 strokes over second-place Idaho. Air Force also shattered the school record for best team score in a 54-hole tournament, posting a 36-under par total of 828, bettering the previous record by 12 strokes.
Westmoreland currently ranks second in the Mountain West with a 72.09 stroke average over 23 rounds.
The Falcons are one of 16 teams in the Desert Shootout beginning on Thursday, March 21 in Goodyear, Ariz.