Sept. 10, 2013
Senior Kyle Westmoreland led Air Force to the team title by winning the individual championship at the Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational last weekend at the Academy. Westmoreland, who birdied five of his first nine holes in the opening round on Sunday, won the tournament with a three-round total of 204 (-12), four strokes ahead of teammate Matthew Dunn and one stroke shy of the tournament record. This is the third tournament win of Westmoreland’s career.
Westmoreland’s total of 204 is the fifth-best in school history for a 54-hole tournament. He now holds three of the top five 54-hole scores in the history of the program and is the first Falcon to win the Falcon Invitational since Ben Leestma won back-to-back titles in 2000 and ‘01. The only other Air Force player to win it was Brian Crawford, who tied for the championship in 1995.
Westmoreland shares the AFA’s Athlete of the Week honor with Jake Hawkins and Hannah Everson of the Air Force cross country teams.