Pless, Broncos in Second at Home Tournament

Sept. 16, 2013

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KUNA, Idaho - After the opening day of the Boise State women's golf team's only home tournament of the 2013-14 season, a trio of Broncos are in the top five, and the team will enter the final round in second place at the Bronco Fall Invitational at the Falcon Crest Golf Club.

Boise State posted an opening-round 291 (+3), a score that tied the school record and had the team in a tie for first place. A second-round 296 (+8) gave Boise State a total of 587 (+11), nine strokes back of Santa Clara (291-287--578, +2).

"I'm really proud of the way the team played today," head coach Nicole Bird said today. "They know this course really well. We have some great sophomores who led us today, and our freshmen class is equally strong.

"We started the first day of the season exactly how we had hoped, and we're hoping to improve on our performance tomorrow in the final round."

Sophomore Sammie Pless concluded the day in second place with a 36-hole total of 141 (-3), one stroke back of SCU's Kaci McCartan (71-69--140, -4).

Pless's opening-round, 3-under 69 tied the school record, and is tied for the lowest round of the tournament.

Fellow sophomore Samantha Martin and freshman Genevieve Ling are each tied for fifth place at 146 (+2). Martin carded a career-low, 1-under 71 in the opening round and followed with a second-round 75 (+3), while Ling went 74-72 in her first event as a Bronco.

Fellow freshman Jamie Donizio, competing as an individual, is in fourth place. After opening her Bronco career with a 75 (+3), Donizio carded a 2-under 70 in the second round, concluding the day at 145 (+1).

Also competing in her first event as a Bronco, Oceane Pelloille finished the first two rounds in a tie for 23rd with a total of 154 (77-77, +10).

Rounding out the scoring for the Broncos was freshman Dana Clary, who is two strokes back of the top 25 with a 36-hole total of 156 (77-79, +12). Redshirt junior Jenna Leurquin and freshman Haliee Pieper, each competing as individuals, shot 165 (+21) on the opening day.

The final round of the Bronco Fall Invitational is slated to begin with tee times off both the front and back nines beginning at 8 a.m. (MT), and live, three-hole scoring is available HERE.

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