Boise State Golfers Finish 3rd In The WAC

The sixth-seeded Boise State men's golf team nearly pulled off a major surprise at the WAC Golf Championship in Reno. The Broncos gave host and top-seeded Nevada a serious scare before settling for third.

The Boise State men's golf team concluded an improbable run with a third-place finish today at the Western Athletic Conference Championship in Reno.  Boise State set a school record for a three-round score of 866.  The Broncos nearly pulled off a shocking upset of host Nevada as they were on top of the leaderboard with just nine holes to go.  Harsh conditions seemed to affect the Boise State golfers more than others and they slid to third.

Nevada held on for the championship with an 860, beating out Hawai'i by one stroke.  Fresno State was fourth with an 869, followed by New Mexico State and San Jose State (tied with 873's), Louisiana Tech (877), Idaho (885) and Utah State (889).

Four members of the 2007 squad finished in the top 25, paced by freshman John Baranco.  Baranco was seventh with a 1-under 215.  All-WAC performer Troy Merritt tied for eight place with an even 216.  Chris Byrne slipped today to fall from fourth place to 12th with a total of 217.  Matt Hastings finished the three-day competition tied for 22nd with a 221.   


2007 Western Athletic Conference Championships
Reno, Nev.
Apr. 30 –
May 2, 2007

Boise State Individuals: 7. John Baranco (68-73-74-215, -1), T8.  Troy Merritt (76-66-74-216, E), T12.  Chris Byrne (68-71-78-217, +1), T22.  Matt Hastings (74-69-78-221, +5), T39.  Robbie Richards (75-78-76-229, +13).


Top Teams: 1. Nevada (278-276-306-860, -4), 2. Hawaii (283-284-294-861, -3), 3. Boise State (285-279-302-866, +2), 4. Fresno State (281-285-303-869, +5), T5. NMSU (289-289-295-873, +9), T5. SJSU (301-283-289-873, +9), 7. Louisiana Tech (295-280-302-877, +13), 8. Idaho (296-284-305-885, +21), 9. Utah State (291-296-302-889, +25).


Top Individuals: 1. Grant Doverspike, Fresno State, (66-67-75-208, -8), 2. Devin Daniels, Utah State, (69-66-74-209, -7), 3. Pierre-Henri Soero, Hawaii, (68-72-70-210, -6), 4. Roscoe Valentine, SJSU, (74-69-70-213, -3), T5. Taylor Coffman, Nevada, (69-69-76-214, -2), T5. Travis Toyama, Hawaii, (73-69-72-214, -2).


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