Broncos Head Off to WAC Championship at Reno, April 20-22...

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► What’s Happening
The Boise State women’s golf team is off to the 2009 Western Athletic Conference Tournament this week in Reno, Nev.  This year’s championship event is being hosted by the University of Nevada at Wolf Run Golf Club in Reno, April 20-22. Boise State is one of seven teams competing for the conference title and the league’s automatic bid into next month’s NCAA Tournament. There will be live stats for the tournament at www.GolfStat.com.

► Boise State’s Tournament Roster
An Experienced squad will be competing for the Broncos at the WAC Championship led by junior Iris Ocariza (76.9 stroke average) at the first position, followed by freshman Noelle Zavaleta (77.3 average) at the second spot, junior Minhee Park (80.2 average) will play the third position, while seniors Lindsey Shean (79.4 average) and Mandi Hedberg (77.9 average) round out the roster at the fourth and fifth positions respectively. Four of the Broncos have competed in previous WAC championship tournaments.

Hedberg has competed at every WAC Championship since arriving at Boise State with her best finish coming as a freshman at the 2006 tournament when she tied for fourth place firing a 13-over-par 229. The senior tied for 24th at last year’s competition.

This will be Shean’s third trip to the WAC Championship. The senior’s best finish was eighth place at last year’s tournament tallying a 10-over-par 226.

Ocariza has competed in every WAC Championship since arriving as well. The junior’s top result at the previous two title events was a tie for 18th last season on a 20-over-par 236, she was 19th as a freshman in 2007.

Minhee Park is competing in her second WAC Championship since coming to Boise State three years ago, she missed her freshman year’s. The junior placed 34th at last year’s event with a 28-over-par 244.   

Obviously this will be freshman Noelle Zavaleta’s first trip to the conference championship tournament.
 
► The Tournament Format
This year’s WAC Championship features the league’s seven teams with a total of 35 student-athlete’s representing the schools. The tournament format calls for three rounds of 18 holes each played over three days. One round will be played per day with the first group teeing off at 8:30 a.m. (Mountain). The first round will be staged on Monday, April 20, followed by the second on Tuesday and the final round on Wednesday.

► The Tournament Course
The 19th annual WAC Championship is being held at the Wolf Run Golf Club in Reno, Nev. The Club features a par 72 competition course that spans 6,133 yards for this tournament. For more information on the course please visit the Wolf Run Golf Club’s web site at: www.WolfRunGolfClub.com.

► The Tournament Field
Boise State will be competing against WAC rivals the Fresno State Bulldogs, Hawaii Rainbow Wahine, Idaho Vandals, Nevada Wolf Pack, New Mexico State Aggies, and San Jose State Spartans.