Women Earn Share of Team Title at Lexus Classic

March 18, 2014

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FRESNO, Calif. - The Boise State women's golf team captured a share of the team championship at the Fresno State Lexus Classic Tuesday, tying the tournament-host Bulldogs for the title at the Copper River Country Club.

The Broncos, who held the overnight lead entering Tuesday's final round, concluded the event with a three-round total of 903 (308-289-306, +39) and boasted four individuals in the top 25 - including two in the top 10.

"Today was really intense," head coach Nicole Bird said. "Every time we made a birdie, Fresno State followed with one. But our team never gave up, and they played well in the final round. We are continuing to improve as we head into the most important part of our season, and I have been amazed at how this young team has played."

For trophy purposes, the tie was broken by utilizing the lowest of the schools' fifth-best - or non-counting - scores of the final round. The Bulldogs counted a 79, while the Broncos counted an 82. However, for national ranking purposes, the Broncos will be credited with a shared tournament victory from Golfstat.

Sophomores McKenzie Ford and Samantha Martin each finished in the top 10, concluding the tournament tied for fifth and tied for eighth, respectively. Ford carded rounds of 77-72-77 (226, +10) en route to her second top-10 finish of the season.

Martin finished with a three-round total of 228 (75-71-82, +12), registering her fifth top-10 effort of the year. The total is already tied for the most such finishes in a single season in school history, and her six career top 10s rank tied for fifth all-time at Boise State.

Freshmen Genevieve Ling (T-12th) and Oceane Pelloille (T-20th) each finished in the top 25 for the third time this season. Ling posted rounds of 79-73-77 (229, +13), and Pelloille finished with a 233 (77-82-74, +17).

Sophomore Sammie Pless rounded out the Bronco contingent finishing one stroke back of the top 25, shooting 236 (85-73-78, +20) en route to a tie for 26th.

The Broncos also captured the outright team title earlier this season at the Winthrop Intercollegiate, giving the team a pair of wins for the first time since 1999-2000.

The Broncos have one more tournament before the Mountain West Championships - the Cowgirl Classic in Maricopa, Ariz., April 7-8.


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