Knoll ties for fourth and leads Pack to fifth-place finish
Sept. 9, 2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Nevada senior Brian Knoll fired a 3-under 69 on Tuesday to tie for fourth place individually and lead Nevada to a fifth-place finish at the Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational.
Knoll tied for the second-lowest round of the day and finished the 54-hole event at 5-under 211 and it marks the third-best round of his career at Nevada.
The Wolf Pack had the best team score of the day at the Blue Course at Eisenhower Golf Club with a 5-under 283. That vaulted the Pack from eighth place heading into the round to fifth in the 16-team event that was hosted by Air Force.
Nicholas Smits cared a team-best 68 on Tuesday to tie for 21st in his first tournament with the Pack. Freshman Rhyne Jones (72) and senior Ryan Mulvany (76) tied for 37th while Josh Baskins (74) tied for 73rd. Freshman Zach Berhost was competing as an individual and he tied for 78th.
Air Force won the event by 12 strokes at 15 under. UTEP was second at 3 under, following by Colorado and Wyoming (tied at 3 over) and then Nevada at 5 over.
The Wolf Pack returns to action next week at the Ram Masters Invitational in Fort Collins, Colo.