► What’s Happening
Boise State women's golf is off to the 11th annual MountainView Collegiate at Tucson, Ariz, this weekend, March 28-29. The tournament is being hosted by the Big 12 Conference’s University of Colorado at MountainView Country Club. The Broncos are one of 19 teams competing in the 54-hole tournament which will run over two days, Saturday thru Sunday.
► Boise State’s Tournament Roster
Competing for the Broncos in Arizona is freshman Noelle Zavaleta (76.6 strokes per round average) at the first position followed by senior Lindsey Shean (79.2 average) at the two, freshman Maria Santisteban (84.2 average) will play the three, junior Iris Ocariza (77.2 average) the four, while junior Minhee Park (80.3 average) rounds out the tournament roster playing at the number five position. Zavaleta is coming off a seventh place finish in Hawaii at the Donnis Thompson Invitational, March 16-18.
► Tournament Format
This year’s MountainView Collegiate features 19 NCAA Division I teams, five ranked in the top 50 by Golfweek. In addition, there will be over 90 student-athletes participating in this competition. The tournament format calls for three rounds of 18 holes played over two days. The first two rounds will be staged on Saturday, March 28, with a shot gun start, the final round will be contested on Sunday, March 29.
► Tournament Course
The 11th annual MountainView Collegiate is being held at Tucson’s MountainView Country Club which features a par-72, 6,263-yard competition course for this tournament. The course rating is 71.3 and it has a slope rating of 127 on Bermuda grass. Designed by Gary Panks, ASGCA, the Mountain View golf course opened in 1997.
► Tournament Field
Boise State will be competing against WAC rivals Fresno State and San Jose State, the Spartans are ranked 19th nationally by Golfweek. In addition, the field includes host Colorado (No. 38), Arizona’s “B” squad, Colorado State, Indiana, Iowa State, Kansas State, Louisville (No. 20), Michigan (No. 48), Missouri, Nebraska, Northwestern, Oklahoma, Oregon State, Texas Tech (No. 49), UNLV (No. 32), and Washington State.
► Recently for the Broncos
Boise State last competed in the Donnis Thompson Invitational in Kane’ohe, Hawaii where the Broncos placed eighth out of 12 teams. Freshman Noelle Zavaleta led the Broncos with her second top-10 finish of the season taking home seventh place with a seven-over-par 223. Overall the team shot a 306-314-319--939 (+75).
► Zavaleta Records Back-to-Back Top-10 Finishes
Noelle Zavaleta recorded her second-consecutive top-10 finish of the season when she took home seventh at the Donnis Thompson Invitational March 16-18 in Kane’ohe, Hawaii, her first competition of the spring. The freshman from Lakewood, Calif., last competed at the Bronco Fall Invitational at Meridian, Idaho, October 13-14 where she tied for fourth.