Ling, Martin Finish in Top Five in Hawaii
Genevieve Ling finished third at the Rainbow Wahine Invitational.
Oct. 23, 2014

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WAHIAWA, Hawaii - Boise State sophomore women's golfer Genevieve Ling fired a final-round 2-under 70 at the Rainbow Wahine Invitational Thursday, moving into third place to lead the Broncos. Junior Samantha Martin finished just two strokes back of Ling in a tie for fourth, as the duo led Boise State to its second-straight second-place finish in the final tournament of the fall season.

"We got off to a great start yesterday, which really helped us when the weather got bad in the second round," head coach Nicole Bird said. "Our line-up combined for four sub-par rounds, which was great to see, and we were able to hang on today and make some much-needed pars down the stretch to remain in second place."

Ling carded scores of 71-77-70 at the 6,228-yard Leilehua Golf Course (218, +2), the first tournament of her career with multiple sub-par rounds. The third-place effort is her highest since finishing tied for second in the first tournament of her career - the Bronco Fall Invitational, Sept. 16-17, 2013. The finish was also her second in the top 10 this season, matching her total from all of 2013-14.

Martin notched her second-straight top-10 finish, giving her 10 for her career - one shy of matching the school's all-time record. She shot 72-71-77 at the Rainbow Wahine Invitational (220, +4), finishing tied for fourth.

Vanderbilt's Cindy Ha won the tournament at 6-under (210).

Boise State finished in second place as a team, posting a three-round total of 896 (290-303-303, +32). The Broncos finished behind the Commodores (862, -2), but were three strokes clear of third-place Nebraska (899, +35).

The Broncos and Commodores each placed two individuals in the top five of the 82-woman field, and sophomore Dana Clary gave Boise State three individuals in the top 15. Clary opened the tournament with a career-low 2-under 70, then followed with 77-78 to finish tied for 15th at 225 (+9).

Clary recorded three top-25 finishes in four tournaments this fall.

Junior Sammie Pless (77-78-78--233, +17) and sophomore Oceane Pelloille (82-79-81--242, +26) rounded out the scoring for the Broncos.

The Broncos finished each of the final three tournaments of the fall season in the top three, including runner-up efforts in each of the last two. Boise State's first tournament of the spring season will be the Juli Inkster Spartan Invitational in San Jose, Calif., Feb. 23-24, 2015.

"This was an amazing fall, and I am extremely proud of each of the nine members of our team," Bird said. "We played solid and got better every week, which made the season a lot of fun."


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