Broncos Finish Fourth at Rose City Collegiate
AURORA, Ore. – With two Broncos in the top 10 and three in the top 20, the Boise State women’s golf team posted its best team effort since 2008, finishing fourth at the Rose City Collegiate, Tuesday.

Seniors Hayley Young and Lori Harper tied for eighth place at the par-72, 6,080-yard Langdon Farms Golf Club, and freshman Samantha Martin finished tied for 18th.

The Broncos posted the lowest team score on the final day (302, +14) to conclude the three-round event with a 919 (+55). Boise State finished just seven strokes back of tournament-champion Cal State Fullerton (912, +48).

"The girls played really solid this week," head coach Nicole Bird said. "It's nice to have someone step up when someone else has an off round, and they all know they can count on one another. They just played one shot at a time and really stayed committed. It was fun to watch!"

The fourth-place team finish is the best by a Bronco women’s golf team since tying for first place at the 2008 Bronco Fall Invitational.

Young and Harper each carded a final-round 2-over 74 to finish at 226 (+10) for the tournament.

Young now has seven-career top 10s, tied for second-most in school history. She has finished in the top 25 in each of the season’s first two tournaments, and her 14-career top 25s are the eighth-most all-time at Boise State.

For Harper, the tie for eighth place marks the best tournament finish of her career.

Martin posted a final-round 78 (+6) to finish in a tie for 18th at 231 (+15), her first-career top-25 finish.

Freshmen Sammie Pless (237, +21) and McKenzie Ford (242, +26) rounded out the scoring for the Broncos.

Boise State will continue its fall season at next week’s Price’s “Give ‘Em Five” Invitational, held at the New Mexico State University Golf Course in Las Cruces, N.M., Oct. 8-10.

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