Air Force Finishes in Eighth Place at MWC Championships
May 11, 2004
The Air Force men's golf team finished in eighth place at the Mountain West Conference Championships Crosswater Course (Par 72/7,568) at Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Ore. The Falcons improved their score each day of the event, carding a three-day total of 320-306-303=929. The tournament was the team's final event of the season.
Air Force opened the event with a disappointing total of 320 and they never recovered. J.T. Hamamoto, who has had a stellar season, finished tied for 20th overall with a 78-73-74=225. He was the team's top finisher, as no other player cracked the top 20.
New Mexico overcame a three stroke deficit heading into the final round to force a playoff with BYU for the team title. The Lobos shot a two-under 286 to the Cougars one-over 289 on the final 18 holes. The teams were tied with 54-hole totals of 867, which forced the team playoff. New Mexico won the first playoff hole by a stroke (17-16) and captured their second straight MWC Golf Championship.
UNLV junior Ryan Moore won medalist honors after carding a five-under 67 today and posting an MWC Championship record of 10-under 206 for the 54-hole tournament. Colorado State's Nolan Martin and San Diego State's Mark Warman tied for second, three stokes back of Moore. Martin and Warman both had three-day totals of seven-under 209.