Falcons Head to Georgia for Brickyard Championships
Oct. 3, 2012
Brickyard Collegiate Championship
Oct. 5-7, 2012
The Brickyard at Riverside | Macon, Ga.
The Air Force golf team travels to Macon, Ga., this weekend for the Brickyard Collegiate Golf Championship hosted by Mercer University at the par-72, 7,128-yard Brickyard at Riverside Golf Course. The three-day tournament is slated for one round each day beginning on Friday, Oct. 5 at 8:30 a.m.
Fifteen teams are slated to compete in the Mark Simpson Colorado Invitational. They are: Air Force, Augusta State, Chattanooga, College of Charleston, Colorado State, Georgia, Georgia State, Georgia Tech, Kansas, Mercer, North Florida, Oklahoma, Princeton, South Florida and Virginia Tech.
Last Time Out
The Falcons finished ninth at the Mark Simpson Colorado Invitational with a total score of 867 after firing a 288 in the final round on the par-72, 7,741-yard course at the Colorado National Golf Club. Junior Kyle Westmoreland posted Air Force's best round of the day with a three-under par 69, finishing in a tie for 10th overall with a three-round total of four-under par 212. Senior Andrew Hoops finished in a tie for 27th at 216, while junior Jack Howard tied for 35th with a 218. Junior Todd Berglund tied his career-best round with a one-under par 71 on Tuesday and finished in a tie for 65th with a total of 225.
Eisenhower Blue Course
The Eisenhower Golf Club--Blue Course opened in 1959 and is named after former President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who took part in the dedication ceremony. In its recent list of the Best Campus Courses, Golfweek has recognized the Eisenhower Golf Club - Blue Course as one of the best in the nation. The Falcons' home course checks in at No. 21 on the list and is one of just two Mountain West Conference home courses to be recognized (New Mexico's Championship Course is listed at No. 16).
Head Coach George Koury
Air Force head coach George Koury is in his 11th season at the helm of the Falcons' golf program. After serving three seasons as an assistant under legendary coach Gene Miranda, Koury took over the program at the start of the 2002-03 season. Koury, a 1993 Academy graduate and former team captain and MVP, has helped the Falcons continue their dominance at the Service Academy Golf Classic, winning 14 straight titles at the event. In addition, he helped lead Air Force to the team title at the 2005 Falcon Invitational, marking the first time since the inaugural event in 1969 that the team won its own tournament outright.
The Falcons wrap up their fall schedule at the Service Academy Golf Championships Oct. 22-23 in Colts Neck, N.J.