Broncos Rally to Move up Two Spots as Women's Golf Places Eighth at Fresno State Lexus Classic...
Park records career-best score to lead Broncos with a 223 (+7).

FRESNO, Calif. (3/2/2010) - Boise State’s women’s golf team fired a 14-over 302 in the final round of the Fresno State Lexus Classic to move up two positions in the tournament standings taking eighth place out of 14 teams. The Broncos recorded their best score of the competition this afternoon at Copper River Country Club as they jumped past Portland State and Sacramento State down the stretch. Leading Boise State at the Classic was senior Minhee Park who recorded a career-best 7-over-par 223 over the three rounds tying for 12th place.

Boise State began the day in 10th place and in a group of four in the middle of the pack following Monday’s 36 holes, three strokes out of seventh place. This afternoon the Broncos carded the second-best score of the season as they tallied a 14-over 302 to give them a final combined score of 916 (+52) just beating out Portland State (917, +53) by one stroke and Sacramento State (919, +55) by three. Nevada was able to stay ahead of the Broncos by two strokes recording a final three-round score of 914 (+50). UC Davis, ranked 23rd nationally, carded a 16-over 880 (288-294-298) to take home the team title by two strokes over second-place No. 37 San Jose State (882, +18).  

On the individual side of the competition Park led Boise State by tying her career-best single round with an even-par 72 during today’s final round. That combined with yesterday’s score gave her a career-best 54-hole tournament score of 7-over-par 223 (77-74-72) which moved her from a tie for 21st yesterday up nine positions into a three-way tie for 12th. 

Iris Ocariza recorded the second best score of the tournament for Boise State firing a three-round total of 226 (+10). During the final 18 holes today she tallied a 3-over 75 to move from a tie for 21st after two rounds into a three-way tie for 18th at the end of the final round. The 226 is her second-best score in relation to strokes of the year and the top tournament score for par.

Hayley Young tallied the third lowest score for the Broncos at the Fresno State Lexus Classic carding a final tally of 233 (+17). The freshman from Honolulu improved with each round at the competition and shot a 4-over 76 in today’s final session, good for a six-way tie for 40th overall.

Rounding out the Boise State scoring were freshmen Jennifer Henningsson and Emma Dahlqvist. Henningsson turned in a 7-over par 79 today giving her a 240 (+24) for the event, while Dahlqvist finished with a 245 (+29).

This was the first competition of the spring for the Broncos who will return to action this Friday afternoon when they host instate-rival Idaho State at Banbury Golf Club in Eagle.

Final Tournament Summary

Fresno State Lexus Classic
March 2, 2010
Fresno, Calif. (Copper River Country Club: 6,077 yard, Par 72)
Hosted by: Fresno State

Individual Results (Top-Five and Boise State)
1      Cristina Corpus, San Jose State (74-69-71--214, -2)
T2    Victoria Fallgren, Gonzaga (69-76-72--217, +1)
T2    Amy Simanton, UC Davis (74-69-74--217, +1)
T2    Madeleine Ziegert, San Jose State (72-73-72--217, +1)
5      Alice Kim, UC Davis (70-74-74--218, +2)
T12  Minhee Park, Boise State (77-74-72--223, +7)
T18  Iris Ocariza, Boise State (76-75-75--226, +10)
T40  Hayley Young, Boise State (80-77-76--233, +17)
58    Jennifer Henningsson, Boise State (78-83-79--240, +24)
T64  Emma Dahlqvist, Boise State Univ. (79-78-88--245, +29)

Team Results
1     No. 23  UC Davis (288-294-298--880, +16)
2     No. 37  San Jose State (296-289-297--882, +18)
3     Fresno State (301-296-301--898, +34)
4     Gonzaga (302-302-299--903, +39)
T5   No. 36  UC Irvine (302-301-302--905, +41)
T5   Santa Clara (292-305-308--905, +41)
7     Nevada (306-305-303--914, +50)
8     Boise State (310-304-302--916, +52)
9     Portland State (310-300-307--917, +53)
10   Sacramento State (308-301-310--919, +55)
11   Cal Poly (308-311-312--931, +67)
12   CSU Fullerton (308-313-314--935, +71)
13   Seattle (324-318-316--958, +94)
14   Eastern Washington (331-339-344--1014, +150)

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