Broncos Finish Third at Entrada Classic
March 17, 2015

ST. GEORGE, Utah - The Boise State women's golf team matched its score from the second round of the Entrada Classic Tuesday, shooting 291 (+3) to conclude the tournament in third place.

The Broncos began the day in a fourth-place tie, but made a move up the leaderboard after recording the second-lowest score of the day. Only California, ranked 41st-nationally, posted a lower team score Tuesday (288, E).

Boise State was the only school in the 15-team field to place each of its golfers inside the top 25. Included were sophomore Genevieve Ling and junior Samantha Martin, who fired sub-par final-round scores to move inside the top 10. Ling carded a 3-under 69 Tuesday, finishing the event in seventh place with a three-round, even-par 216 (76-71-69). Martin shot 70 (-2) in the final round, concluding the event tied for eighth at 218 (76-72-70).

Ling's final-round score was one of only four scores in the 60s Tuesday, and was tied for the second-lowest on the day.

Junior Sammie Pless, who led the field in par-five scoring (4.50, -9), finished tied for 19th (77-74-74--225, +9). Junior McKenzie Ford (74-74-78) and sophomore Dana Clary (73-75-78) rounded out the scoring for the Broncos, each finishing tied for 25th at 226 (+10).

After passing Iowa, Kansas State and Minnesota with a second-round 291 (+3) Monday, Boise State passed Yale and San Francisco with the same score Tuesday. The Broncos took advantage of the par fives throughout the tournament, tying with California at 9-under to lead the field.

The Golden Bears won the tournament at 8-under, and tournament-host BYU finished second, five strokes ahead of Boise State (299-291-291--881, +17). The Broncos finished 37 strokes clear of Wyoming, the only other school from the Mountain West competing at the tournament.

Boise State will travel to San Diego next week for the San Diego State University Farms Invitational, held March 23-25.


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