Burstyn leads Colorado to Falcon Invite title

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Colorado’s Jason Burstyn is undefeated in two 2012 tournaments. His second victory helped Colorado to a dominant win at the Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational.

Colorado won the Falcon at Eisenhower Golf Club in Colorado Springs, Colo., by 12 shots over Coastal Carolina and UNLV. The Buffaloes finished at 12-under 852 (281-286-285). Burstyn shot 9-under 207 (68-71-68) to win the individual title by three shots over Utah State’s Tanner Higham.

Burstyn is 13 under par in five rounds this season, with a 69.0 scoring average. The senior from Miami, Fla., opened his season with a win at the Ballyneal Challenge, a 15-man event featuring players from Colorado and Air Force. It was his first collegiate victory.

"I'm definitely encouraged and really excited for Jason," Colorado head coach Roy Edwards said after Ballyneal. "He's been playing pretty good all summer and is really excited about what lies ahead this year, and obviously today he got off to a good start.”

Coastal Carolina (287-290-287) was led by Sebastian Soderberg, who tied for third at 211 (73-70-68) with Colorado’s Derek Fribbs (70-73-68). UNLV (288-284-292), which ranked 15th in Golfweek’s preseason rankings, was led by Blake Biddle, who tied for sixth individually.

Host Air Force tied with Colorado State for fourth place at 866.

Colorado finished last season ranked 67th in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings. Burstyn was No. 512 in the rankings.

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