Broncos Finish Second with Season Low Scores
March 8, 2016


FRESNO, Calif. –
 The Boise State women’s golf team held steady Tuesday to finish second at the Fresno State Classic – the Broncos’ highest finish as a team since they placed second in back-to-back tournaments at the Price’s ‘Give ‘Em Five’ Collegiate, Oct. 6-8, 2014, and the Rainbow Wahine Invitational, Oct. 21-23, 2014.

Boise State had four individuals place in the top 25, and shot 585 (293-292, +9) to finish eight strokes behind host Fresno State on the par-72, 6,119-yard San Joaquin Country Club. The Broncos were one of three teams (CSU Fullerton and Fresno State) to place at least four individuals in the top 25.

Boise State’s average round score of 292.5 is the lowest team score this year.

The tournament was condensed from three rounds down to two because of heavy rain Monday morning.

"I'm really proud of the way the team played this week," Boise State head coach Nicole Bird said. "It's a lot more consistent and everyone played well together. That's what we've been talking about and working toward as we head to conference. We get another chance to try again and put three rounds together next week in Si. George and hopefully after that we will be ready for Palm Springs."

Junior Genevieve Ling led the Broncos with a score of 139 (68-71, -5) to finish tied for second with Gudrun Bjorgvinsdottir of Fresno State.

Ling was tied for second in par-4 scoring at two-under, and was one of four individuals to record an eagle. Ling’s second-place finish is the best since she won the Cowgirl Classic, April 6-7, 2015.

Seniors Samantha Martin (75-73 – 148, +4) and Sammie Pless (73-75 – 148, +4) finished tied for 12th, one stroke back of the top 10.

Pless was tied for first in the 84 individual field with 29 pars.

Martin has now finished in the top 20 for the third consecutive tournament – twice in the top 15 – to open the spring season.

Senior McKenzie Ford shot 1-over-72 with four birdies on Tuesday to move 13 spots up the leaderboard to join Ling, Martin and Pless in the top 25. Ford shot 150 (77-73, +6) to finish tied for 25th.

Freshman Kinsley Bonfilio, playing in her third collegiate tournament, shot 159 (79-80, +15) to round out the scoring for Boise State.

The Broncos will look to continue their success at the BYU Entrada Classic, Mar. 14-15.

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