Men's Golf finishes 19th at annual Falcon Invitational
AIR FORCE ACADEMY -- The Noorthern Colorado men's golf team wrapped up the Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational on Monday in 19th place after shooting a combined score of 906 (+42) in the event's three rounds.
The Bears sat in 16th after the first two rounds, with a combined score of 594 (+18), but struggled to a 312 (+24) on the final 18 holes Monday.
Northern Colorado was led by junior Kevin Collignon, who finished in a tie for 35th after shooting a three-round score of 220 (+4). His best round came in the second, when he shot a 2-under-par 70.
Freshmen Steven Kupcho finished in a tie for 70th with a combined score of 227 (+11). He opened up with a 4-over 76 and a 1-over 73. His 6-over 78 in the final round dropped him down the standings a bit.
Jake Hutton finished a stroke behind Kupcho in a tie for 76th after shooting a 228 (+12) for the tournament. His best round came right out of the gate, when he shot a 1-over 73.
Colorado and UNLV shared the team title, with both teams putting together combined scores of 844 (-20). Colorado State (-7), North Carolina State (+0) and Ball State (+2) rounded out the top five.
UNLV's Kevin Penner and Ball State's T.J. Carpenter both took home medalist honors as they shot three-round scores of 209 (-7). Colorado's Kevin Kring (-6) and Colorado State's Zahkai Brown (-6) finished in a tie for third.
Next up for the Bears is a trip out to Albuquerque, N.M., to participate in the William H. Tucker Invitational, beginning on Sept. 30.