Ling, Broncos in Second at Fresno State Classic
March 7, 2016


FRESNO, Calif.
- Adverse conditions did little to slow Genevieve Ling and the Boise State women’s golf team at the Fresno State Classic. Ling is tied for second in the individual field, while the Broncos are in second place in the team standings.

Rain forced the cancellation of the first round and play was postponed until 12:45 p.m. PT, condensing the tournament from 54 holes of play down to 36.

“The team handled the conditions really well today,” Boise State head coach Nicole Bird said. “It can be difficult when the start time keeps getting pushed back, but they didn’t let it affect them and they kept their energy up all the way through the first four holes, which we talked about.”

Ling, a junior from Selangor, Malaysia shot a 68, four-under-par in Monday’s lone round of action and is one stroke behind Annie Freman of Santa Clara for first place. Ling had four birdies and one eagle, and leads the field in par-3 scoring at two-under.

Seniors Sammie Pless (73, +1) and Samantha Martin (75, +3) concluded the first day in the top 20. Pless sits tied for ninth while Martin is tied for 19th. Pless is tied for first in the 84 individual field with 15 pars.

Senior McKenzie Ford (77, +5) and freshman Kinsley Bonfilio (79, +7) round out the scoring for the Broncos.

Boise State (293, +5) is seven strokes behind tournament host Fresno State in the team standings, and two strokes ahead of third place Santa Clara.

“We feel good about how we played today, but we feel we can play better tomorrow,” Bird said.

The second and final round will begin Tuesday with an 8:30 a.m. PT shotgun start.

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