COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. Nevada redshirt freshman Jared Becher holds a three-stroke lead over the field and the Wolf Pack men’s golf team stands in third place after the first two rounds of the Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational, being hosted by Air Force Sept. 9-10 on the par 72, 7,306-yard Blue Course of the Eisenhower Golf Club in Colorado Springs, Colo.
A Reno native, Becher carded a three-under 69 in the first round and a six-under 66 in the second on Saturday for a two-round total of nine-under 135. He holds a three-stroke lead over Utah’s Steve Broker (72-66=138) heading into Sunday’s final round.
The Wolf Pack team stands in third place in the tournament with a two-round total of 571, four strokes behind tournament leader Colorado State (286-280=576). Nevada carded a one-under 287 in the first round and a four-under 284 in the second round on Saturday and is three strokes behind second-place Weber State (568). Utah (572) and Xavier (572) are tied for fourth to round out the top five teams.
For Nevada, freshman Taylor Coffman is tied for 10th at one-under 143 after carding a one-over 73 in the first round and a two-under 70 in the second round. Senior Dustin Hall stands in a tie for 24th at one-over 145. Hall shot a three-under 69 in the first round and a four-over 76 in the second round. Rounding out the Wolf Pack squad are sophomore Matt Rippy (79-72=151) and junior Chase Cooper (76-76=152) who are tied for 76th and 80th, respectively.
The 19-team Falcon Invitational concludes on Sunday with the final round starting at 8:30 a.m. Mountain Time.