Pair of Broncos in Top 10 at MW Championships

April 25, 2014

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RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. - The Boise State women's golf team boasts a pair of individuals in the top 10 following the second round of the 2014 Mountain West Championships, Friday.

Sophomore Samantha Martin carded a second-round, even-par 72 at the 6,324-yard Dinah Shore Course at the Mission Hills Country Club, moving into seventh place. She entered the second round tied for 12th, and with a two-day total of 146 (74-72, +2), will enter the final round four strokes back of a four-way tie for first place.

Freshman Oceane Pelloille will enter the final round tied for 10th with a 36-hole total of 149 (72-77, +5).

Boise State (296-305) is tied for fifth place with 43rd-ranked San Diego State at 601 (+25), eight strokes back of the top three.

The Broncos are slated to begin teeing off for Saturday's final round at 8:45 a.m. (MT), and conditions are expected to be rainy with winds between 20-30 miles per hour.

"Our goal does not change tomorrow - we are still focusing on making birdies and staying relaxed," head coach Nicole Bird said. "When you see tour players start playing just to make cuts, their scores go up. Although tomorrow's conditions are going to be much tougher, we don't change our focus to just making pars. We aim for birdies so that we walk away with par-or-better.

"There's a lot that can happen when the wind starts blowing, so we just stay calm and play our game."

New Mexico leads the tournament with a team score of 590 (+14), and there is a four-way tie for the individual lead at 142 (-2).

Freshman Genevieve Ling will enter the final round tied for 19th (74-78--152, +8), and sophomore Sammie Pless is currently tied for 25th (76-78--154, +10). Sophomore McKenzie Ford rounds out the Bronco contingent with a two-round total of 156 (78-78, +12), two strokes back of the top 25.

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