Ford Finishes Tied for 10th in New Mexico
Oct. 7, 2015

LAS CRUCES, NM- Boise State senior McKenzie Ford led the women’s golf team with a tie for 10th place at the NM State Aggie Invitational.

Ford fired a third-round score of 74 to hold onto her 10th-place standing. The McKinleyville, Calif., native scored a 219 (74-71-74, +3) on the par-72, 6,196-yard NM State Golf Course.

“Kenzie was hitting the ball really well,” Boise State head coach Nicole Bird said. “She averaged 14 greens in regulation and the few greens she missed she was able to get up and down to save par.”

The tie for 10th place is Ford’s best finish since she finished in a tie for ninth place at last year’s edition of the tournament, Oct. 6-8.

Boise State finished sixth in the 14-team field with a collective score of 892 (298-297-297, +28).

The Broncos landed their entire lineup of Ford, seniors Samantha Martin (T26th) and Sammie Pless (T34th), and juniors Genevieve Ling (T26th) and Dana Clary (T40th), in the top 40 of the 75 individual field – one of three schools to accomplish the feat.

Martin lowered her score each round to move up 13 spots on the final day of competition with a score of 225 (77-75-73, +9).

Ling (71-77-77—225, +9), Pless (76-78-73 – 227, +11) and Clary (78-74-77—229, +13) rounded out the scoring for Boise State.

“We had three really consistent rounds so that’s good,” Bird said. “Once we can do that, then we can start to drop scores down where they should be. It was good to see us save a lot of pars this week and use good course management, especially since our practice round was cancelled.”

The Broncos return to action at the Santa Clara Colby Invitational on Oct. 19-20.


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