The Air Force golf team wrapped up action Monday at the 44th annual Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational. The Falcons finished tied for fourth place in the 16-team field with Colorado State, each posting a total score of two-over par 866 on the par-72, 7,363-yard Blue Course at the Eisenhower Golf Club. The finish is the best for Air Force since winning the tournament in 2005.
Junior Kyle Westmoreland finished fifth overall with a three-round total of 212 (-4) after a final round 73. Westmoreland, who was tied for the lead entering the final round, finished five strokes behind tournament champion Jason Burstyn of Colorado. Junior Philip Colwell fired the team’s best round of the day with a two-under par 70 to finish in a tie for ninth overall at 214 (even).
Senior Andrew Hoops (19/218) and juniors Jack Howard (T44/224) and Ryan Kramer (T74, 233) rounded out the Falcons’ “A” team, while juniors Todd Berglund (T74, 233) and Blake Jones (T74, 233) led the “B” team, which finished 16th.
“I am very proud of the way our guys competed this weekend,” said Air Force head coach George Koury. “We had a very solid field this year and even though we didn’t finish as strong as I had hoped, it is a great way to get the fall season going for us.”
Colorado won the team title for the second consecutive year. After winning in a playoff with UNLV last year, the Buffaloes ran away with this year’s tournament, winning by 12 strokes over Coastal Carolina and UNLV, which tied for second place.
The Falcons are back in action Sept. 17-18 at the Ram Masters Tournament hosted by Colorado State at the Fort Collins Country Club.