Boise State in Fifth Place Through Two Rounds of Western Athletic Conference Championships

LAS CRUCES, N.M. The Boise State University women’s golf team battled high winds and the numbing cold to shoot a 315 (+27) in the second round of the Western Athletic Conference Championships, Tuesday, and to stand in fifth place heading into the final day of competition.


After matching the school-record for a low-round in a conference championship with an 18-over, 306, the Broncos followed up with a 318 (+27) at the par-72, 6,319 yard New Mexico State University Golf Course at Las Cruces, N.M., to enter round three with a 621 (+45).


Freshman Iris Ocariza is tied for 13th place though two rounds of play with an 11-over, 155. Ocariza recorded two birdies and nine boogies to post a 78 (+6) in round two after posting a 77 (+5) in round one. Ocariza has stayed consistent with her season scoring average of 77.9 strokes per round. She also stayed consistent throughout round two registering a 3-over par on the front and back-nine. Ocariza has recorded her low-round score of each tournament in the final round of her previous three tournaments.


Senior Lindsey Huebert and Nikki Olson are tied for 21st place at 13-over, 157.  


Olson recorded one birdie and six boogies to post a 79 (+7) in round two by shooting a 2-over on the front-nine and 5-over on the back-nine. For the second consecutive day Olson registered her birdie on a par 5. Today she posted the birdie on hole four after recording a birdie on hole 15 Monday. This is the first conference championship in Olson’s career.


Huebert remains in among the leaders despite posting a 12-over, 84 in round two. Huebert entered round two tied for second place with a 1-over, 73. The 73 (+1) was the best score of Huebert’s career in conference championship play and just one stroke behind her career-low. After recording three birdies Monday and another Tuesday to lead the Broncos in that department for the tournament.


Mandi Hedberg and Katie Street cap off the scoring for Boise State as both posted a 158 (+14) to tie for 24th place.


Hedberg fired one birdies and seven boogies as she posted an 80 (+8) in round two after registering a 78 (+6) in round one. Hedberg birdied the par-5, hole eight for the second consecutive day. She also remained consistent on the front and back-nine, registering a 4-over on each Tuesday.


Street dropped two strokes from her first round score to post a 78 (+6) in round two. Street was the only Broncos to decrease her score from round one to round two. She posted one birdie and six boogies to move up in the rankings.


The WAC Championships will continue Wednesday, Apr. 25, at the New Mexico State University Golf Course with tee times beginning at 8:00 a.m. and running through 10:00 a.m.



WAC Championship

NMSU University Golf Course

Apr. 24, 2007


Boise State Individuals: T13. Iris Ocariza (77-78-155, +11), T21. Lindsey Huebert (73-84-157, +13), T21. Nikki Olson (78-79-157, +13), T24. Mandi Hedberg (78-80-158, +14), T24. Katie Street (80-78-158, +14).


Top Teams: 1. Idaho (309-293-602, +26), 2. Nevada (306-300-606, +30), 3. Hawaii (299-312-611, +35), 4. San Jose State (310-303-613, +37), 5. Boise State (306-315-621, +45), 6. Fresno State (305-318-623, +47), 7. New Mexico State (307-319-626, +50).


Top Individuals: 1. Erica Motson, SJSU, (74-73-147, +3), T2. Kelly Burke, Nevada, (73-75-148, +4), T2. Heather Olmstead, Nevada, (75-73-148, +4), 4. Corie Hou, Hawaii, (75-74-149, +5), T5. Kelly Nakashima, Idaho, (76-75-151, +7), T5. Laura Luethke, Fresno State, (70-81-151, +7), T5. Renee Skidmore, Idaho, (79-72-151, +7).



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