U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. With its best road round of the season, and tied as the best overall round of the year, the Air Force golf team tied for ninth at the PING BYU Classic, Saturday, April 20, in Provo, Utah.
The Falcons shot a two-under-par 286 on the final day to jump up one spot to ninth place. The two-under score ties the same number the Falcons shot in the final round of Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational back in September at the Academy. Air Force placed ahead of four teams, and tied another, that rank ahead of the Falcons in the national rankings. The Falcons finished ahead of conference rival Utah State and PAC-12 foe Washington, who ranks more than 140 spots ahead of Air Force.
BYU, the host school and the highest ranked team in the tournament, won the 15-team event at 840 (-24). Boise State was second and Colorado State was third.
Freshman Jonathan Farmer and junior Josh Wu each shot a two-under-par 70 in the final round. The round was Famer’s best of the season while Wu tied his second-best round. Senior Andy Germann shot a 71 in the final round while junior Anson Kuznik shot a 75 and senior Bryant Falconello came in at 78.
Wu tied for 18th overall with a three-round total of 214 (-2). Germann was even for the tournament at 216 and Farmer was at 219 (+3). Wu, Germann (tied) and Farmer all posted their best scores to par of the season.
Air Force closes out the season at the Mountain West Conference Championships, April 26-28, in Tucson, Ariz.