Trio in Top 20 Following Opening Round

Oct. 7, 2013

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The Boise State women's golf team boasts a trio of Broncos tied for 16th place following the opening round of the Price's "Give `Em Five" Invitational, Monday.

Sophomores Sammie Pless and Samantha Martin and freshman Genevieve Ling each shot 74 (+2) at the 6,258-yard New Mexico State University Golf Course, just two strokes back of the top 10.

Ling notched the Broncos' first eagle of the season, holing out with a 6-iron from 150 yards on the par-4 10th hole. She followed the eagle with a birdie on the par-3 11th.

Portland State's A Ram Choi leads the event following an opening-round 68 (-4).

The trio has Boise State in seventh place with a team score of 299 (+11), a mere nine strokes back of first-place UC Irvine (290, +2).

"We played pretty well today, we just needed a few more putts to drop," head coach Nicole Bird said. "Everyone's ball striking was excellent, and we had a lot of birdie opportunities. We plan to capitalize on those more tomorrow."

Boise State will enter Tuesday's second round only one stroke back of tournament-host New Mexico State, and six strokes back of the top three.

Sophomore McKenzie Ford carded a 5-over 77 in her first round of the season, and is two strokes back of the top 25. Freshman Dana Clary rounded out the scoring for Boise State with an opening-round 80 (+8).

Tuesday's second round will begin with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start, and live scoring is available at

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