Broncos, Pair of Freshmen Finish Second

Sept. 17, 2013

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KUNA, Idaho - A pair of freshmen tied for second place in their first event as members of the Boise State women's golf team Tuesday at the Bronco Fall Invitational, the team's only home tournament of the 2013-14 season.

Genevieve Ling and Jamie Donizio carded three-round totals of 217 (+1) at the par-72, 6,158-yard Falcon Crest Golf Club, three strokes shy of the school record.

"We have a really young team this year, and it was nice to see our freshmen competing at a high level right out of the gate," head coach Nicole Bird said.

Ling followed Monday rounds of 74-72 with a final-round, 1-under 71, Tuesday. Donizio, competing as an individual, shot 75-70-72.

Sophomores Samantha Martin and Sammie Pless joined their freshmen teammates in the top 10, each finishing tied for seventh (219, +3). Pless tied the school record with a 3-under 69 in the opening round, and followed with rounds of 72-78. Martin opened the tournament with a career-best, 1-under 71, and finished 75-73.

The Broncos concluded the tournament in second place as a team, shattering the school three-round scoring record along the way. Boise State's team total of 882 (291-296-295, +18) bested the previous record by 11 strokes, and included a 291 in the opening round - a mark that tied the school record.

"This is what we've been working toward, and the effort this team has been putting in is already starting to pay off," Bird said. "It's rewarding to see the program heading in the direction I envisioned when I got here. The level of competition within our team is going to continue to push everyone to get better, and I am excited for what this season holds."

Santa Clara won the tournament, finishing with a three-round total of 875 (291-287-297, +11). SCU's Kaci McCartan took home medalist honors, finishing with a 1-under 215 (71-69-75).

Oceane Pelloille, also competing in her first tournament for the Broncos, notched a top-25 finish her first time out. The freshman finished tied for 21st at 228 (77-77-74, +12).

Freshman Dana Clary missed the top 25 by a stroke, finishing tied for 26th with rounds of 77-79-77 (233, +17).

Rounding out the scoring for the Broncos were redshirt junior Jenna Leurquin (83-82-78--243, +27) and freshman Haliee Pieper (83-82-81--246, +30). Each competed as individuals.

Boise State will continue the fall portion of its season later this month at the Rose City Collegiate in Aurora, Ore., Sept. 30-Oct. 1.

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