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USU golf: Aggies in second following first two rounds of Boise State hosted Dash Thomas Memorial

By Doug Hoffman

For the Deseret News

Published: Monday, Sept. 23 2013 11:46 p.m. MDT

BOISE, Idaho – Senior Tanner Higham is in fourth place with a 4-under par 138 (71-67) and Utah State's men’s golf team is currently in second place with a 2-over 570 (287-283) after the first two rounds of the Boise State hosted Dash Thomas Memorial held at the BanBury Golf Course on Monday.

Utah State began the day with a 3-over 287 during its first round and then carded a 1-under 283 during its second round for its 2-over 570. Sacramento State leads the 12-team field with a 4-under 566 (286-280) and is four shots ahead of USU heading into the final round Tuesday.

Boise State’s Ty Travis carded rounds of 67 and 68 on Monday for a 7-under 135 and has a one shot lead heading into Tuesday’s final 18 holes.

Higham (Shelley, Idaho) began his day with an even-par 71 before firing a season-low 4-under par 67 during his second 18 holes to sit in fourth place.

Sophomore Seokwon Jeon (Salt Lake City, Utah) had rounds of 69 and 72 on Monday for Utah State and is currently tied for 12th place with a 1-under 141. Other Aggies to compete in the tournament include freshman Eli Rogers (Hamilton, Mont.) who is currently tied for 16th place with a 2-over 144 (74-70), junior Grahm Schmaltz (Kalispell, Mont.) who is tied for 37th place with an 8-over 150 (73-77), and freshman Braxton Miller (Boise, Idaho) who is tied for 41st place with a 9-over 151 (77-74). Sophomore Brennan Coburn (Layton, Utah) is competing for USU as an individual and is also tied for 41st place with a 9-over 151 (78-73).

Tee times for the final round of the 2013 Dash Thomas Memorial begin Tuesday at 8:30 a.m., and USU will compete against players from Sacramento State and Idaho.

Team results

1. Sacramento State — 286-280 --- 566 (-2)

2. UTAH STATE — 287-283 --- 570 (+2)

3. Idaho — 286-286 --- 572 (+4)

4. Seattle — 288-289 --- 577 (+9)

5. Utah Valley — 288-291 --- 579 (+11)

Individual results

1. Ty Travis, Boise State — 67-68 --- 135 (-7)

2. Rylee Iacolucci, Idaho — 65-71 --- 316 (-6)

3. Riley Hayfield, Sacramento State — 68-69 --- 137 (-5)

4. Tanner Higham, Utah State — 71-67 --- 138 (-4)

5. Jared du Toit, Idaho — 72-67 --- 139 (-3)

5. David Torres, Seattle — 70-69 --- 139 (-3)

USU results

4. Tanner Higham — 71-67 - 138 (-4)

T12. Seokwon Jeon — 69-72 --- 141 (-1)

T16. Eli Rogers — 74-70 --- 144 (+2)

T37. Grahm Schmaltz — 73-77 --- 150 (+8)

T41. Braxton Miller — 77-74 --- 151 (+9)

T41. Brennan Coburn — 78-73 --- 151 (+9)

Doug Hoffman is the assistant athletic director for Utah State University Athletic Media Relations.

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