Xavier, Kokrak Have Record-Setting Performances at Air Force Invitational
Sept. 10, 2006
Colorado Springs, Colo. - The Xavier University men's golf team fired a 15-under-par 273 on Sunday, coming from six strokes back to capture the Air Force Invitational title in Colorado Spring, Colo. The Musketeers' 54-hole score of 845 shattered the previous tournament record by nine strokes, while senior Jason Kokrak was the low medalist with a tournament-record 12-under-par 205 (70-69-65).
Three Musketeers finished in the top four individually on the par-72, 7,306-yard Eisenhower Golf Club Blue Course. Senior John Streibich finished third (70-71-69-210) and freshman Alan Glynn finished tied for fourth (72-73-66=211) in his first collegiate action.
The seven-under 65 fired by Kokrak in Sunday's final round set a new career-mark for the defending Atlantic 10 Conference Co-Performer of the Year. His 12-under 205 score also set a new career-best, as he won his third career tournament.
The Musketeers found themselves four strokes back of leading Colorado State University after Saturday's first two rounds. But Xavier (286-286-273=845) fired a 15-under score Sunday, while CSU posted a 288 (E) and finished second overall. The Rams (286-280-288=854) were nine strokes back of XU.
The University of California (293-280-282=855), which finished third, was the only other team under par for the weekend. The host Air Force finished fourth (864) and the University of Nevada (865) rounded out the top five in the 19-team field.
After a weekend off, Xavier returns to action Sept. 25-26 at the Mattaponi Springs Collegiate Shootout in Richmond, Va.