Clary Tied for Fourth After First Round
April 17, 2017

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RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. - Dana Clary fired a season-low 1-under 71 on Monday at the Mountain West Women's Golf Championship to pace the Broncos in the first round at the Dinah Shore Tournament Course at the Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Boise State posted a 308 in the opening 18, putting them in seventh place in the team standings.

Clary's best round of the season got off to a great start as the senior was able to birdie the second hole and finish the first nine with a 1-under 35. She threatened to shoot a 69 or better with two more birdies on No. 11 and 14 to put her at 3-under, but a couple of bogeys down the stretch kept her in the low 70s.

Her 1-under 71 ties for the second-best single-round score at a conference championship in school history. Lindsey Shean (2008) and Mandi Hedberg (2006) both recorded 2-under 70s at previous WAC Women's Golf Championships. Clary is currently tied for fourth heading into tomorrow's second round

"Overall we played pretty solid," head coach Nicole Bird said after the round. "We have a few areas we need to get better on, especially our par-3 scoring. Tomorrow we'll need to finish a little stronger. We know we can shoot better than 308 on this course. Dana played really well, which was great to see."

Adara Pauluhn finished with a 6-over 78 to secure the second-lowest score of the day for the Broncos. The sophomore was on track for a low round, but quadrupled the eighteenth hole to negate what was an outstanding back nine where she had previously made seven pars and one birdie.

Genevieve Ling posted a 79 and was plagued by similar struggles late in her round, completing the last four holes at 4-over par. The senior played well on the front, however, carding a 1-over 37.

Jalayne Martinez and Kinsley Bonfilio both ended up with 80s. Martinez was consistent in shooting 40s on both sides while Bonfilio showed improvement on the back nine with a 3-over 39 that was capped off with a birdie on No. 18.

The Broncos will look to make up ground tomorrow when they tee off at 8 a.m. (MT) with other golfers from Colorado State and Wyoming. Boise State is only four strokes back from Nevada (304) and 11 strokes back from San Jose State (297).

7. Boise State (308, +20)
T4. Dana Clary | 71 (-1)
32. Adara Pauluhn | 78 (+6)
T33. Genevieve Ling | 79 (+7)
T35. Jalayne Martinez | 80 (+8)
T35. Kinsley Bonfilio | 80 (+8)

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