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

WAC Championship
April 15
Mesa, Ariz.
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)

Team Results
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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