CU men’s golf sit in second at Air Force Invitational

The University of Colorado men’s golf team shot a 5-under par team score of 283 to remain in second place in the 50th annual Gene Miranda-Air Force Falcon Invitational.

After going 3-under in the first round, the Buffs improved by two strokes and sit at 8-under par 568 through 36 holes. Wyoming is in the lead, one-stroke ahead of the Buffs at 9-under 567 after shooting an 8-under 280 in the second round. New Mexico State sits in third at 5-under par 571 with Northern Colorado (1-under 575) and host Air Force (even par 576) rounding out the top five.

Eight Buffs are competing here, three as individuals, and seven of the eight posted scores between 67 and 75 on the 7,511-yard, par-72 Eisenhower Blue Golf Course layout. Five of the eight Buffs, including four of the five scoring for the team, all birdied the Par 5 No. 9 to end the day on a strong note.

Sophomore Trevor Olkowski posted his second-lowest score as a collegian, turning in a bogey-free round of 5-under 67; that has him third individually through two rounds with a 6-under 138 total. In recording his third college round without a bogey, he had two birdies on the front nine and three on the back, with the remainder of his holes being 13 pars.

Junior Daniel O’Loughlin posted his second straight score of 2-under par 70 to sit in sixth place individually at 4-under par 140. Teeing off on No. 10, he started his day with three birdies in four holes and after playing the next 13 holes at 1-over, he birdied his last hole of the day, No. 9, to record his 70.

Junior Ross Macdonald also went under par Saturday with a 1-under 71 and he sits tied for 22nd at 1-over par 145 through 36 holes. He had a bit of a roller coaster round with six biries, five bogeys and seven pars to finish one under.

Junior Victor Bjorlow and freshman John Paterson each recorded 3-over par 75s in the second round. Bjorlow sits tied for 30th at 2-over par 146 while Paterson sits tied for 48th at 4-over par 147.