U. S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. A stellar final round jumped the Air Force golf team into a 10th place finish at the Mountain West Conference Championships, Sunday, April 28, at the Omni National Catalina Course in Tucson, Ariz. The Falcons fired a final round 287 (-1) to move ahead of Utah State on the final day. The 287 is the best at the MW Championships since 2017 and the second best round of the season. The tournament was the final event for the Falcons in 2018-19.
Freshman Luke Trujillo shot a two-under 70 in the final round to tie his career best collegiate round. Trujillo birdied the first three holes and then, after a double bogey at four, played the final 14 holes in one-under, carding 13 pars and one birdie. Senior Andy Germann and junior Josh Wu each shot even-par 72 on the final day. Wu made three birdies in the final round while Germann made two. Freshman Jonathan Farmer came in at 73 and junior Anson Kuznik shot 75. Farmer was three-over on his first three holes, but battled back with birdies at No. 9 and No. 10 and an eagle at the par-five
Trujillo was the Falcons’ top golfer over 54 holes, tying for 35th at 217 (+1). Germann placed 37th at 218 (+2). Wu and Farmer came in at 220 (+4) while Kuznik shot 226 (+10). Farmer played the par 5’s in eight-under par, tied as the sixth best among all players. Germann played the same holes in seven-under, tied as the 12th best.
New Mexico started the day in third place, but won the Mountain West title with a 14-under-par 274 in the final round. The Lobos shot an 831 (-33) over 54 holes, to finish three shots ahead of Colorado State (834). Fresno State was third (-26), UNLV was fourth (-25) and San Diego State was fifth (840).