UCO Golf Places Third in The Broncho Invitational
A strong performance by junior Cody Troutman led the University of Central Oklahoma golf team to a third-place finish in the Bronchos Invitational by RCB Bank.
Troutman finished a three-under-par scoring a 69 in the second round with a birdie on the par-5 18th hole. He then birdied the par-5 hole to get to one-under in his final round. He exchanged bogeys and birdies the rest of the way to finish with a two-over-par 218 total, taking third.
“Really it was his ability to handle the 36-hole day on Monday” head coach Josh Fosdick said. “He is still rehabbing a bad lower back and this was his first attempt at 36 in a day. During the second round it started to tighten and spasm a little, but he hung in there and then came out and played solid the next morning on short rest.”
The Bronchos finished the 2-day, 54-hole tournament at Gaillardia Country Club with a 903 total score. Central Missouri won the 17-team tournament with a total of 875. The Bronchos found themselves in a tie for fifth after the first round, but after a strong round moved up to third where they finished.
“I like how they battled back from a bad start Monday” Fosdick said. “They also did a good job of handling me not being there, due to running the event. They handled it beautifully.”
The Bronchos play next in the Patriot Invitational April 3-4 in Dallas, Texas.