Minhee Park Leads Broncos at Fresno State Lexus Classic with Top-25 Finish?

Park earns second career top-25 finish.

FRESNO, Calif. (2/24/09) Junior Minhee Park turned in the second top-25 finish of her career to lead Boise State during the Fresno State Lexus Classic. Overall the Broncos had trouble shaking off the winter layoff turning in a team score of 951 (+87). UC Irvine ranked 21st nationally won the two-day competition with an 891 (+27). The tournament was played at Fresno, Calif., on Copper River Country Club’s  championship course featuring a par-72 over 6,072 yards.   


Junior Minhee Park led Boise State at the classic tying for 22nd overall. The Titon, Wash., native fired her top three-round score of the year carding scores of 78-72-79 for a 13-over-par 229. She was the only Bronco to card three rounds in the 70’s and her even-par 72 during Monday’s second round was a team-best at the competition.  


Iris Ocariza was second for the Broncos improving with each round shaving three strokes off her first round score by the end of today’s third round. The junior opened slow turning in an 80 and 78 during Monday’s two rounds. She finished today with her best effort of the tournament a five-over-par 77 giving her a final tally of 235 (+19), which moved her up eight places to finish tied for 38th.


Rounding out the Boise State roster were seniors Lindsey Shean (79-82-82243, +27) and Mandi Hedberg (80-81-83244, +28), and freshman Maria Santisteban (88-85-89262, +46).


The Broncos will look to get back on track next week when they travel to San Jose, Calif., for the Juli Inkster Spartan Classic on March 2-3. The three-round 54-hole event will feature 16 NCAA Division I teams and is hosted by Western Athletic Conference rival San Jose State.




Final Tournament Summary



Boise State Individual Results

T22. Minhee Park (78-72-79229, +13); T38. Iris Ocariza (80-78-77235, +19); 56. Lindsey Shean (79-82-82243, +27); T57. Mandi Hedberg (80-81-83244, +28); 69. Maria Santisteban (88-85-89262, +46).


Team Results

1. UC Irvine (297-294-300891, +27); 2. San Francisco (297-293-302892, +28); 3. Long Beach State (298-303-295896, +32); 4. UC Davis (296-298-305899, +35); 5. San Diego State (299-302-301902, +38); 6. Fresno State (305-306-304915, +51); 7. Nevada (304-305-311920, +56); 8. Sacramento State (308-303-316927, +63); T9. Portland State (298-313-321932, +68); T9. Santa Clara (303-308-321932, +68); 11. Hawaii (306-313-324943, +79); 12. Gonzaga (311-317-316944, +80); 13. Boise State (317-313-321951, +87).

Individual Top Five
T1. Miki Ueoka, Santa Clara (68-69-72209, -7); 2. Kay Hoey, Long Beach State (69-72-71212, -4); 3. Alice Kim, UC Davis (69-72-72213, -3); 4. Hillary Packard, UC Irvine (71-72-73216, E); T5. Jane Chin, UC Irvine (73-72-73218, +2); T5. Danielle Cvitanov, San Francisco (73-71-74218, +2); T5. Chelsea Stelzmiller, UC Davis (71-72-75218, +2).

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