Martin Outside of Top 10 at The Gold Rush
Feb. 22, 2016

SEAL BEACH, Calif. –
Boise State senior women’s golfer Samantha Martin sits one stroke back of the top 10 heading into the third and final round of the Long Beach State hosted The Gold Rush.

Martin moved up 27 spots in the second round to a tie for 12th. The Los Angeles native shot 147 (77-70, +3) on the par-72, 6,157-yard Old Ranch Country Club.

The second round score of 70 is Martin’s lowest since shooting two-under-72 on Mar. 17, 2015 in the third round of the BYU Entrada Classic. Martin eagled on the sixth hole in the second round and totaled five birdies on the day.

“We got off to a slow start,” Boise State head coach Nicole Bird said. “We made some pars but not many birdies. The course isn’t tough, but the greens are tricky. You have to be in the correct spot because they have a lot of slope. We didn’t do that in the first round. But then we got comfortable and in the second round we knew more about how it was playing and where we needed to hit it into the greens so we made a lot more birdies and that helped.”

Senior Sammie Pless (77-76 – 153, +9) and junior Genevieve Ling (75-76 – 151, +8) sit just outside the top 25 at tied for 38th and tied for 30th respectively.

Senior McKenzie Ford (80-82 – 162, +18) and freshman Adara Pauluhn (83-77 – 160, +16) round out the scoring for the Broncos.

Boise State sits at tied for seventh in the 15 team field with a team score of 608 (309-299, +32), but is trending upward after jumping three spots up the standings in the second round.

Golfstat No. 1 ranked USC leads the highly competitive field at five-under.

The third round begins tomorrow with an 8 a.m. PST shotgun start. Live results can be found at

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