Martin in Top 10, Two More in Top 25 at Rose City Collegiate

Sept. 30, 2013

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AURORA, Ore. - Sophomore Samantha Martin fired a 1-over-par 73 in the opening round of the Rose City Collegiate Monday, and is one of three members of the Boise State women's golf team in the top 25 after the opening day of the tournament.

Martin is tied for fourth place at the par-72, 6,080-yard Langdon Farms Golf Club, four strokes back of tournament leader Anica Yoo of Oregon State. She will be looking for a third-consecutive top-10 finish dating back to the 2013 Mountain West Championships, where she tied for ninth place.

Martin posted a career-best tie for seventh place at the season-opening Bronco Fall Invitational, Sept. 16-17.

Freshman Genevieve Ling and sophomore Sammie Pless each carded rounds of 77 (+5), and will enter the final round two strokes back of the top 10, tied for 24th.

Rain delayed the start of the tournament, and what was supposed to be a three-round event has been shortened to 36 holes. The final round is scheduled for Tuesday.

"Given today's conditions, par was probably closer to 75, so I am really impressed with Samantha's round," head coach Nicole Bird said. "She was very steady."

Boise State concluded the opening round in sixth place amongst the 15 schools in the field. The team's score of 310 (+22) is two strokes back of the top five and 11 strokes back of the top three.

"We are right in the mix, and we will make some adjustments for tomorrow," Bird added. "We weren't able to play a practice round, so now that we've seen the course we know what to expect and will come out ready to make more pars tomorrow."

The Beavers lead the event with a score of 293 (+5).

Redshirt junior Jenna Leurquin (83, +11) and freshman Jamie Donizio (87, +15) rounded out the scoring for the Broncos.

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