Women's Golf Finished Second at Colby Invitational

Oct. 22, 2013

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SAN JOSE, Calif. - The Boise State women's golf team placed three individuals in the top 10 of the Colby Invitational Tuesday, finishing in second as a team.

McKenzie Ford and Sammie Pless each matched their career bests, finishing tied for fourth and seventh, respectively, and Samantha Martin registered her team-leading third top-10 finish of the season, concluding the tournament tied for 10th.

Each is just in her sophomore season with the Broncos.

Ford carded a two-round total of 151 (71-80, +7) at the 6,146-yard Silver Creek Valley Country Club, including an opening-round, 1-under 71 - a career low.

Pless recorded a final-round 73 (+1), tied for the field's lowest score of the day, to finish with a 36-hole total of 152 (79-73, +8) en route to her second top-10 finish of the season.

Martin finished at 156 (76-80, +12), and in only four tournaments this season, already ranks tied for ninth on Boise State's all-time list for most top-10 finishes in a single season (three). She has five-straight finishes in the top 15 dating back to last season.

Boise State carded a final-round 313 (+25), falling from first to second place with a score of 616 (303-313, +40). The Broncos had entered the final round with a two-stroke lead, but tournament-host Santa Clara claimed the team title, edging Boise State by one stroke.

The Broncos have two runner-up finishes in four tournaments this season, and have finished either first or second in four of their last six tournaments, dating back to last season.

Redshirt junior Jenna Leurquin recorded her first top-25 finish since the 2012 Mountain West Championships (April 20-22, 2012), finishing tied for 18th at 160 (80-80, +16). She missed all of last season with an injury.

Rounding out the scoring for the Broncos was freshman Dana Clary, who posted rounds of 77-86 (163, +19).

The Broncos will conclude their fall season at the Winthrop Intercollegiate in Rock Hill, S.C., Nov. 2-3.


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