Boise State's Brian Humphreys Closes Play at NCAA Men's Golf Stanford Regional
Release courtesy of Boise State Athletics
STANFORD, Calif. - Boise State freshman Brian Humphreys closed out play at the Stanford Regional Wednesday, carding a 73 (+3) in the final round to finish the event tied for 57th at 11-over.
Humphreys, in his first NCAA regional experience, fired rounds of 77-71-73 at the par-70, 6,727-yard Stanford Golf Course.
Humphreys, opening the final round on hole 10, started his round with a bogey on the hole, but was steady for much of the rest of the opening nine, carding seven pars and only deviating with a bogey on No. 15. After the turn, he birdied the par-5 first hole for the third-straight day, but bogeys on Nos. 2 and 3 pegged him back a couple of strokes. After a bogey on No. 6, Humphreys rebounded with another strong finish, carding a birdie on the par-5 seventh before shooting par on eight and nine to close his round.
"Regionals was an awesome experience. Unfortunately I wasn't very comfortable with my swing all week, so I didn't perform as well as I would have liked to," Humphreys said. "However, getting to play a demanding golf course for three days against some of the best teams in the country was an experience that I think I can take a lot away from and build off of for another successful season next year."
"Brian fought hard all three rounds. He didn't hit the ball as well as he normally does, and the conditions were penalizing," said Boise State head coach Dan Potter. "That said, he did a lot of things well. He's a great player and he'll be in NCAA postseason play again soon."
Oklahoma's Brad Dalke topped the leaderboard at 12-under, while North Florida's Travis Trace, 10th at 2-under for the event, earned the individual entry to the NCAA Championships by being the top individual not on one of the five teams that advanced from the regional to the championships.
Stanford and Baylor tied for the team lead at the regional at 17-under, followed by Pepperdine (-5), Oklahoma (-3) and North Carolina (+3).