Ocariza Ties School Record, Team Finishes Seventh

BAJA, Mexico The Boise State University women’s golf team finished seventh in the 15-team Northern Illinois Baja Women’s Golf Classic to complete its first tournament of the spring season. Bad weather and unfit playing conditions on the Bajamar Golf Course only allowed the teams to finish two of the three rounds scheduled at the tournament.


Braving the unruly conditions, freshman Iris Ocariza fired a school-record, 69 (-3), in the opening round and followed up with an 83, to tie for seventh place at the tournament with a 152 (+8). Her score of 69 in the first round was the best individual round for a Boise State women’s golfer since 2005, when Ashley Hogg also shot a 69.


Mandi Hedberg tied for seventh place with Ocariza after she registered a 152 (+8, 77-75). Katie Street finished four strokes back with a 156 (+12, 77-79). Rounding out the scoring was Lindsey Shean, with a 165 (+21, 79-86) and Lindsey Huebert, who posted a 174 (+30, 88-86).


The University of Oregon won the Northern Illinois Baja Women’s Golf Classic with a 609 (+33) and Kim McCready of Oregon won the individual title with a one-over par 145 (70-75).



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