Record Falls in Opening Round of MW Championships

April 24, 2014

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RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. - The Boise State women's golf team set a school record in the opening round of the 2014 Mountain West Championships Thursday, and is within three strokes of the tournament leader.

The Broncos carded a 296 (+8) on the first day of the three-day tournament, setting the school's single-round scoring record at a conference championship. The previous record of 302 (+18) was set at the Western Athletic Conference Championships in 2011, and matched last season (302; +14) at the MW Championships.

"I'm pleased with the way we played today," head coach Nicole Bird said. "We got off to a good start with some birdies early on, which helped us when we made the turn. The weather was great, and everyone played really steady. We are excited about where we sit heading into round two - anything can happen."

Boise State will enter Friday's second round in a tie for fourth place with Fresno State, just three strokes back of San Diego State, two strokes back of San Jose State and a stroke back of New Mexico.

Freshman Oceane Pelloille led the way for the Broncos, firing an even-par 72 at the 6,324-yard Dinah Shore Course at the Mission Hills Country Club. She is currently tied for sixth place, one stroke back of a five-way tie for first place.

"I'm very proud of Oceane breaking through," Bird said. "She's been stuck at 74 for a while, so I'm glad she translated her perseverance from qualifying last week into the conference championships."

Fellow freshman Genevieve Ling and sophomore Samantha Martin each carded rounds of 74 (+2), and will enter the second round tied for 12th - one stroke back of the top 10 and three strokes back of the tournament leaders.

Sophomore Sammie Pless is tied for 19th following a first-round 76 (+4), and McKenzie Ford, also a sophomore, is tied for 30th at 78 (+6).

The Broncos are slated to begin teeing off for Friday's second round at 8:45 a.m. (MT).

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