Ling Concludes NCAA Regional Championships
Ling recorded the lowest single-season scoring average this season at 74.53.
May 9, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C. - Boise State sophomore Genevieve Ling's season came to an end following the final round of the NCAA East Regional Championships Saturday, as she concluded the event with a three-round total of 236 (74-79-83, +20) at the par-72, 6,381-yard Lonnie Poole Golf Course.

Ling, just the second women's golfer in school history to reach the NCAA's postseason and the first since Acey Erlandson accomplished the feat in 2000, finished tied for 79th.

"Today she just couldn't get anything going" head coach Nicole Bird said. "She hit some shots that didn't work out like she thought, and the putts weren't falling. She learned a lot and it was a great experience even if she didn't play as well as she'd hoped. I'm really proud of her for making it this far."

Ling had three birdies in each of the first two rounds, and was tied for 21st after the opening day of the regional championships. But she dropped to a tie for 50th after the second round following 10 bogeys, and then to a tie for 79th in the final round following seven bogeys and two doubles - her first of the tournament.

"This week was an awesome experience and I learned a lot from it," Ling said. "I learned that regionals and nationals are something within reach, and that there really is no difference between our team and the teams here. It's just learning to put it all together.

"I know the small tweaks that I need to make to keep improving, and I am grateful to have been given this opportunity."

The top six teams from each of the four regional sites, and the top three individuals not on those six teams, advanced to the NCAA Women's Golf Championships at Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla., May 22-27. Ling finished 19 strokes back of qualifying for the national championships.

She concluded her sophomore season with a scoring average of 74.53 - the lowest in school history. She recorded four top-10 and seven top-25 finishes this season, each tied for the fourth-most in a single season all-time at Boise State. Included was her first-career tournament victory at the Cowgirl Classic (April 6-7), which earned Ling the first Mountain West Women's Golfer of the Week accolade of her career.

Following the conference championships Ling was named second-team All-Mountain West, just the third Bronco to garner postseason recognition since Boise State joined the league.


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