Women's Golf Finishes Fall with Strong Outing
Nov. 1, 2017

Final Results

A trio of Boise State women’s golfers finished in the top 25 for the team’s best overall performance this season, Wednesday at the Rainbow Wahine Invitational.

Lexi Perry and Valentine Lacaze tied for 19th in the field, while Alejandra Lobelo was one stroke back in a tie for 23rd. As a team, the Broncos shot a combined 902 (300-298-304, +38) – a season-low by 11 strokes. The team finished eighth in the team standings.

“We played a lot more consistent this tournament,” head coach Nicole Bird said. “We’ve been working on the mental aspect for a few weeks, and it was nice to see everyone stick to it and trust the process. We had a lot of players step up and shoot their best rounds, and doing it at different times shows us we can count on one another.”

Perry made a strong push on the final day of competition, shooting 2-over 74 on the par-72, 6,2228-yard Leilehua Golf Course. The freshman made the first hole-in-one of her collegiate career in round three on hole No. 17 (153-yard) using a 5-iron.

 She finished the tournament with a three round score of 223 (73-76-74, +7).

Lacaze tied with Perry in 19th after establishing good position during Tuesday’s first and second rounds. Lacaze concluded the tournament at 7-over (72-73-78 – 223), and her first round score of 72 was the lowest of her career. The sophomore finished the tournament with 10 birdies, more than doubling her season total of seven entering the tournament.

Recording the third top 25 finish of her young career, Lobelo shot a combined 224 (74-72-78, +8) on the week.

Kinsley Bonfilio closed the tournament on a high note, shooting 74 – the second lowest single-round score of her career – in the third round. The junior finished the tournament with a score of 232 (81-77-74, +16).

Nicole Suppelsa rounded out the scoring for the Broncos (82-79-84 – 245, +29).

Boise State will now take a three-month hiatus from competition for the winter offseason. The Broncos will return to action at The Gold Rush in Long Beach, Calif., Feb. 12-13.

“We are gaining confidence which will be very beneficial as we head into the offseason because it gives us something to build on as we go forward,” Bird added. “We’ve made a lot of progress since the beginning of the season and it’s only a matter of time before our scores really start to show it.”

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