Recapping the Record-setting Fall for Men's Golf
Dec. 19, 2017

BOISE, Idaho - Following the program's best finish at a Mountain West Championship this past spring, the Boise State men's golf team has carried over that success into a new season. The Broncos are conducting a full-fledged assault on the school record book in head coach Dan Potter's fourth-season on the job.

Boise State is currently averaging 283.47 (-2.93 versus par) per round, which ranks as the lowest single season score in school history, if the season were to end today. That marks beats the previous low of 289.49 set during the 2007-08 season. The scoring average currently ranks 28th in the nation.

The team also ranks fourth in the nation in birdies (274) and second in eagles (16).

The record-setting pace was aided by record-setting performances at the Itani Quality Homes Collegiate (Sept. 11-12). The Broncos set school records for single-round team score (265) and three-round team score (820), besting the previous, 19-year old school records by six and 14 strokes, respectively.

Senior Donny Hopoi also earned medalist honors at the tournament for the first win of his career.

Hopoi and sophomore Brian Humphreys are also putting together two of the best individual seasons in Boise State history. Humphreys leads the team with a scoring average of 69.60 (-2.00 versus par), while Hopoi is second at 70.13 (-1.47 versus par). Those marks rank as the second and third-best averages for a single season in school history.

Humphreys is tied for 18th nationally in scoring average, while Hopoi is in the top 50 at tied for 43rd. Both are a seeking to follow up on their 1-2 finish at last season's Mountain West Championship.

Four of the 14 lowest rounds in program history were also set during the fall. Donny Hopoi's rounds of 63 and 66 at the Itani Quality Homes Collegiate are good for tied for third and 14 in the record book. Skyler Eubank's 65 at the same tournament ranks tied for seventh.

Humphreys' score of 64 at the Ka'Annapali Classic Collegiate ranks tied for fifth in school history.

The Broncos have also shown an ability to hold their own against some of the nation's elite programs. The team finished tied for fourth at The Jackrabbit (Oct. 1-3) in a field of six teams receiving votes in the GCAA National Coaches Poll.

Boise State will return to action after a three-month hiatus with a trip to Ventura County, Calif., for the Waves Challenge, Jan. 29-30.


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