Broncos Finish 8th; Two Golfers Finish in the Top 25

FRESNO, Calif. - The Boise State women’s golf team posted a 609 (+33) to finish in eighth place in the 16-team Kitahara Fresno State Invitational.


The Broncos stood tied for ninth place after the first round with an 18-over, 306, and followed it up with a 15-over, 303, in the final round to move into sole possession of eighth place. Boise State was aided by six birdies during the final round of competition at the par 72, 6,004-yard Copper River Country Club in Fresno, Calif.


Mandi Hedberg recorded two birdies on the day as she posted a 149 (+5) at the tournament to finish tied for 13th. Hedberg recorded a birdie on hole No. 8 to finish the back-nine at even-par. For the tournament, Hedberg registered five birdies to lead the Broncos. This was the fourth top 25 finish in six tournaments for Hedberg this season.


Sophomore Iris Ocariza finished the Kitahara Invitational tied for 20th place with a 6-over, 150. Ocariza was consistent throughout the second day of competition as she eliminated two strokes from her first round score to post a 74 (+2). She also registered eighth straight holes of even-par between holes No. 6-13. This was her third top 25 finish this season and eighth of her career. She needs just one more top 25 finish to move into 10th place on the Broncos all-time list.


Nikki Olson posted a 153 (+9) to finish the tournament tied for 34th place. Olson registered a 76 (+4) in the first round and a 77 (+5) in the second to earn a qualifying score for the Broncos. During the Kitahara Invitational she posted three birdies, all on the back-nine.


Lindsey Shean finished the tournament tied for 46th place with a 13-over, 157. She posted an 80 (+8) in the first round and a 77 (+5) in the second. Shean posted her only birdie of the tournament on hole No. 7.


Amanda Nave rounded out the scoring for Boise State with a 173 (+29).


The Boise State women’s golf team will continue its season Mar. 9-11, at the Pinehurst Challenge in Pinehurst, N.C.



Kitahara Fresno State Invitational

Feb. 25-26, 2008

Copper River Country Club

Fresno, Calif.


Boise State Individuals T13. Mandi Hedberg (74-75-149, +5), T20. Iris Ocariza (76-74-150, +6), T34. Nikki Olson (76-77-153, +9), T46. Lindsey Shean (157, +13), 85. Amanda Nave (85-88-173, +29).


Team Scores 1. Tulsa (299-294-590, +14), 2. UC Davis (301-292-593, +17), 3. Kansas (295-301-596, +20), 4. San Francisco (302-295-597, +21), 5. UC Irvine (304-299-603, +27), T6. Hawaii (301-303-604, +28), T6. Fresno State (299-305-604, +28), 8. Boise State (306-303-609, +33), 9. Nevada (304-306-610, +34), 10. Colorado State (310-311-621, +45), 11. Long Beach State (306-316-622, +46), T12. Sacramento State (311-312-623, +47), T12. Santa Clara (307-316-623, +47), 14. New Mexico State (316-313-629, +53), 15. Portland State (319-311-630, +54), 16. San Diego State (320-314-634, +58).


Top Individuals 1. Taylor Siebert, Fresno State, (73-71-144, E), T2. Corie Hou, Hawaii, (72-73-145, +1), T2. Jee Park (75-70-145, +1), T2. Emily Powers, Kansas, (72-73-145, +1), 5. Danielle Cvitanov, San Francisco, (73-73-146, +2).

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