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Broncos Have Record Setting Day In Final Round of WAC Championship

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FRESNO, Calif. - The Boise State women’s golf team rewrote the record books at the 2008 Western Athletic Conference Women’s Golf Championship as the Broncos carded their lowest single round team score at a conference championship as Lindsey Shean etched her way into the books with a championship single round individual best score of 70 (-2), Wednesday.

“I’m really proud of Lindsey,” said head coach Nicole Harris. “She played really well today, finished birdie-birdie, so it was great to see her play so well. She is from this area, so she had a large group of people out here to support her, so it was nice to see her compete so well.”

Shean entered the final round tied for 16th, but after firing the single best round of the tournament (70), the junior climbed her way up the charts to finish the tournament in eighth to garner her first career top 10 finish. This not only ties a career-low for the Salinas, Calif., native, but tied the single best mark at the 2008 WAC Women’s Golf Championship in the Bronco record books.

As a team, the Broncos fired a final round score of 304 (+16), giving them a combined total of 933 (+69) on the tournament, which landed them in sixth place and marked their best finish at the conference championship since 2005. Fresno State garnered its first team and individual WAC title with a three-round team total of 905 (+41) as Laura Luethke led the way for the Bulldogs with a 220 (+4), while Nevada rounded out the field in the seventh position.

Leaving her mark on the record book was Nikki Olson who notched her fifth top 25 finish of the season, finishing the tournament knotted in a tie for 18th with teammate Iris Ocariza, who garnered her ninth career top 25 finish, her fourth of the season. Olson finished her career at Boise State with a career scoring average of 78.3, two top 10 career finishes and ranks fifth on the single season scoring average after posting a 77.4 this season.

Proving to be a force to be reckoned with on the course was junior Mandi Hedberg, who fought her way up the charts after firing a 79 (+7) in the final round to finish the tournament in a tie for 24th, marking her fifth top 25 finish of the season, the 10th of her career. Sophomore Minhee Park shot her best round during the tournament with an 80 (+8), to completed the championship in 34th to round out the Bronco contingent.

2008 WAC Women’s Golf Championship
April 21 23, 2008
Par-72, 6,125 yards
Sunnyside Golf Course
Results after 3 of 3 rounds

Boise State Results: 8. Lindsey Shean (79-77-70 - 226, +10), T18. Iris Ocariza (81-77-78 - 236, +20), T18. Nikki Olson (83-76-77 - 236, +20), T24. Mandi Hedberg (84-75-79 - 238, +22), 34. Minhee Park (81-83-80 - 244, +28)

Team Results:
1. Fresno State (309-301-295 - 905, +41), 2. New Mexico State (312-303-298 - 912, +48), 3. Hawaii (301-302-314 - 917, +53), 4. San Jose State (309-307-304 - 920, +56),5. Idaho (312-308-303 - 923, +59), 6. Boise State (324-305-304 - 933, +69), 7. Nevada (316-314-316 - 946, +82)

Top Five Individuals:
1. Laura Luethke, Fresno State (73-74-73 - 220, +4), 2. Suteera Chanachai, New Mexico State (72-73-75 - 222, +6), 3. Brittany Collins, New Mexico State (76-74-73 223, +7), T4. Corie Hou, Hawaii (72-73-79 - 224, +8), T4. Erica Moston, San Jose State (78-73-73 224, +8), T4. Kelly Nakashima, Idaho (75-76-73 - 224, +8)

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