Kapalamoto’s 1-under par good for 9th at Wiginton Invitational

NMMI’s Boyd Kapalamoto – (left) chipping onto the No. 1 green; (right) holding his ‘Top Ten’ tournament trophy.

The Bronco men’s golf team had a tough day on their home course, placing last in the seven-team Sonny Wiginton Invitational.

It was an uncharacteristically damp and cold day at the NMMI golf course, and sophomore Boyd Kapalamoto was one of the few Bronco bright spots. His 1-under-par performance in the single-day, 36-hole tournament was good for a two-way tie for ninth-place individual honors.

Boyd shot an even-par 70 during his first round on the 7004-yard course from the extended championship black tees, putting him in a three-way tie for 10th. He then bettered his morning turn by one shot to move up one place, just four shots away from the tournament titleist tie between Midland College’s Callum Bruce (70-65) and Ranger College’s Pheemawat Wimonrat (67-68).

Two other NMMI players finished in the top 20: sophomore Chris Mumba at 12th with a 1-over-par performance: 70-71; and Harrison Yu a single shot back in 15th: 69-73.

As a team NMMI shot 14-over par – which didn’t include Kapalamoto’s scores – 36 strokes in back of another tie for first place, again between Midland and Ranger.

Team Results:
T1, Midland College, 282-273—555 and Ranger College, 278-277—555; 3rd, Western Texas College, 281-284—565; 4th, Midland College (B), 284-290—574; 5th, Garden City CC, 291-291—574; 6th, Eastern Arizona College, 290-298—588; 7th, New Mexico Military Institute, 297-294—591.

NMMI Individual Results:
T9, Boyd Kapalamoto, 70-69—139*; T12 Chris Mumba, 70-71—141; Harrison Yu, 69-73—142; 42, Dylan Gonzales, 80-73—153; T45, Boss Phokan, 79-77—156; T45, Jackson Zinn, 79-77—156; 49 Gift Zulu, 88-80—168*.

denotes player was participating as an individual rather than as a team member

Complete tournament results can be found on the Golfstat website: http://results.golfstat.com//public/leaderboards/gsnav.cfm?pg=participants&tid=16552

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