Martin Breaks School Record for Top 25 Finishes
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Boise State senior women’s golfer Samantha Martin broke Katie Street’s school record of 21 career top 25 finishes by way of her tie for 15th place at the Ptarmigan Ram Classic Tuesday, Boise State’s season opener.

Martin entered Tuesday’s third round tied for 33rd, but used a strong final round to finish tied for 15th.

Martin shot 222 through the three rounds (71-78-73, +6).

“Sam was very steady today,” Boise State head coach Nicole Bird said. “She had some bogeys but also some great birdies. She got her putting figured out a bit better for today so that was good to see. It was a great start by the whole team and now we know what we can build on going forward.”

The Broncos carded rounds of 292-298-302 to finish with a team score of 892 (+28) on the par 72 3,618 yard Ptarmigan Country Club course.

Boise State finished ahead of Mountain West Conference foes Colorado State, Fresno State, Nevada and Wyoming, and tied for fifth in the 17 team field.

“We learned a lot about our process this tournament and our focus,” Bird said. “Today got really windy and the conditions were tough.

"They made some bogeys early on some of the tough holes but we're able to get back on track and make some birdies late in the round. Everyone grinded until the end and it paid off.”

Junior Genevieve Ling joined Martin in the top 25 after finishing tied for 23rd (71-71-81--223, +7).

Rounding out the scoring for the Broncos were seniors McKenzie Ford (73-74-81--228, +12) and Sammie Pless (77-79-75--231, +15) and junior Dana Clary (84-75-73--232, +16).

The Broncos will return to action Sept. 28 at the Rose City Collegiate in Portland, Ore.


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