Ocariza and Zavaleta in Top 25 After Day One of the Canes and Cardinal Classic?

MIAMI LAKES, Florida (4/6/09) Iris Ocariza and Noelle Zavaleta are in the top 25 after two rounds of the Canes and Cardinal Classic in Miami Lakes, Fla.  The duo leads Boise State following the completion of two rounds Monday afternoon with Ocariza sitting tied for 12th place after carding a 151 while Zavaleta turned in a 152 to finish the day tied for 17th. Overall the Broncos are in 10th place out of 12 teams after tallying a team score of 624 (+48), 33 strokes behind the leading San Jose State Spartans sitting at 591 (+15).

As a team Boise State opened the day with an 8:30 a.m. (Eastern) shot gun start. After the first 18 holes the Broncos found themselves tied for 11th place with the University of Akron after carding a 25-over-par 313. The blue and Orange followed that by shaving two strokes off its first round score during the afternoon session as the Broncos recorded a 311 (+23) to pass the University of Maryland and move into sole possession of 10th.  San Jose State dominated the day recording the best score during both round with a 293 (+5) in the first and a 298 (+10) in the second. The lead second place Washington State by 12 strokes.

Iris Ocariza is leading Boise State after two rounds finishing the day in a five-way tie for 12th place. The junior from Honolulu, Hawaii, fired a 5-over-par 77 during the morning round before cutting three strokes off that score during the second session with a 74 (+3) giving her a two-round total of 7-over-par 171.

Noelle Zavaleta followed Ocariza turning in an 8-over-par 152 to end day one in a three-way tie for 17th. The freshman from Lakewood, Calif., was consistent throughout the day tallying two rounds of 4-over-par 76.  

Minhee Park turned in the Broncos third best total with a 158 (+14). The junior struggled during the opening 18 carding an 11-over-par 83 before rallying in the afternoon session with a team-second-best round of 75 (+3). She will enter the final round in a two-way tie for 40th.  

Rounding out the day for Boise State was senior Lindsey Shean who finished the day 19-over-par with a 163 (77-86). Freshman Katie Somers competing in her first tournament of the spring followed with a 171 (+29).

Boise State will open the final round Tuesday morning with an 8:30 a.m. (Eastern) shot gun start and 33 strokes out of first place but only 10 strokes out of seventh.


Day One Summary

Canes & Cardinal Classic
Hosted by the University of Miami

Miami Lakes, Fla.

Don Shula Golf Resort (Par 72; 6,223-Yards)

Results After Rounds Two of Three

Boise State Results: T12. Iris Ocariza (77-74151, +7); T17. Noelle Zavaleta (76-76152, +8); T40. Minhee Park (83-75158, +14); 56. Lindsey Shean (77-86163, +19); 62. Katie Somers (87-86173, +29).

Team Results: 1. San Jose State (293-298591, +15); 2. Washington State (298-305603, +27); 3. Texas State (297-308605, +29); 4. Princeton (299-308607, +31); 5. Texas Tech (298-311609, +33); 6. Miami (305-305610, +34); 7. Middle Tennessee State (301-313614, +38); T8. Cincinnati (303-317620, +44); T8. Penn State (304-316320, +44); 10. Boise St. (313-311624, +48); 11. Maryland (312-315627, +51); 12. Akron (313-317630, +54).

Top Five Individuals: 1. Erica Motson, San Jose St. (71-73--144, E); T2. Leigh Wilkins, Middle Tennessee St. (72-74--146, +2); T2. Katrin Delen Briones, San Jose St. (73-73--146, +2); T2. Susannah Aboff, Princeton (73-73--146, +2); T5. Jessica Hollandsworth, Maryland (73-75--148, +4); Amy Glazier, Texas St. (74-74--148, +4); T5. Kristen Allard, Washington St. (73-75--148, +4).


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