Broncos Complete First Day of Rose City Collegiate
AURORA, Ore. – A trio of Boise State women’s golfers are in the top 20 after the first two rounds of the Rose City Collegiate, Monday. Boise State is tied for fifth place at the event, and will be looking for its first top-five finish in nearly two years during Tuesday’s final round.

Seniors Hayley Young and Lori Harper are tied for 12th after the tournament’s first 36 holes. Young shot 74-78 at the par-72, 6,080-yard Langdon Farms Golf Course, while Harper posted rounds of 78-74.

The duo’s two-round total of 152 (+8) is just one stroke back of the top 10.

Freshman Samantha Martin is just one stroke back of her senior teammates following rounds of 76 (+4) and 77 (+5), and will enter the final round tied for 16th at 153 (+9).

Boise State posted team scores of 310 (+22) and 307 (+19) during the first and second rounds, respectively. At 617 (+41) entering the final round, the Broncos are tied for fifth place with Long Beach State. The Broncos are just eight strokes back of third place, and just 10 strokes back of second-place Oregon State.

Boise State will be looking for its first top-five finish in a field of at least 10 teams since Oct. 25-26, 2010, when the team finished fifth at the Memphis Fall Invitational. The team’s last finish in the top three came nearly four years ago, when Boise State tied for first at the 2008 Bronco Fall Invitational.

Seattle leads the 13-team field at 594 (+18), and the Redhawks’ Clare Sorenson leads individually at 143 (-1).

Rounding out the Bronco contingent were freshmen Sammie Pless (82-78—160, +16) and McKenzie Ford (86-79—165, +21). 

Boise State will tee off for the final round beginning at 9:45 a.m. (MT), Tuesday.

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