Boise State Sits in Sixth-Place at WAC Championship
Young tied for 12th.
MESA, Ariz. (4/15/2011) - The 2011 Western Athletic Conference Women’s Golf Championship in Mesa, Ariz., is a tight race after day one with nine strokes separating the top six teams out of seven. Boise State currently sits in sixth-place carding a 26-over 310, nine strokes back of the leader University of Nevada who shot 17-over 301. Hayley Young leads the Broncos after the first 18 holes with a 5-over 76 which places her in a tie for 12th.
Trailing Nevada in second-place is two-time defending champion San Jose State who is one stroke out with a 18-over 302. Hawaii and New Mexico State are tied for third at 21-over 305 followed by Fresno State at 24-over 308, Boise State, and Idaho at 30-over 314.
On the individual side of the competition, Idaho’s Kayla Mortellaro leads the pack by four strokes with a 3-under 68. She was followed by Joyce Chong of Nevada and Madeleine Ziegert of San Jose State who are tied for second at 1-over 72.
Sophomore Hayley Young led the Broncos on day one with a 5-over 76, good for a three-way tie for 12th. Lori Harper, Jenna Leurquin and Michelle Gooding recorded the second-best rounds for Boise State tallying identical scores of 7-over 78’s, tied for 18th. Rounding out the scoring for the Broncos who have all five golfers in the top-23 is Maria Santisteban who sits at 9-over 80.
The three-day tournament continues on Saturday with second-round tee times beginning at 8:30 a.m. (Mountain) in Mesa, Ariz.
Day One Results
Longbow Golf Club (71 Par - 6,121 yards)
Individual Results (Top-Five and Boise State)
1. Kayla Mortellaro, Idaho (68, -3)
T2. Joyce Chong, Nevada (72, +1)
T2. Madeleine Ziegert, San Jose State (72, +1)
T4. Apinporn Swaschuto, New Mexico State (73, +2)
T4. Katrina Delen-Briones, San Jose State (73, +2)
T12. Hayley Young, Boise State (76, +5)
T18. Lori Harper, Boise State (78, +7)
T18. Michelle Gooding, Boise State (78, +7)
T18. Jenna Leurquin, Boise State (78, +7)
T23. Maria Santisteban, Boise State (80, +9)
1. Nevada (301, +17)
2. San Jose State (302, +18)
T3. Hawaii (305, +21)
T3. New Mexico State (305, +21)
5. Fresno State (308, +24)
6. Boise State (310, +26)
7. Idaho (314, +30)
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