Street and Ocariza Finish in Top 20 at Western Athletic Conference Championships

LAS CRUCES, N.M. Two members of the Boise State University women’s golf team finished in the top 20 at the Western Athletic Conference Championships, Wednesday, as the team recorded a seventh place finish the par-72, 6,319 yard New Mexico State University Golf Course.


Senior Katie Street, playing in her fourth WAC Championships, recorded her career-low round in a conference championship, as she posted a 1-over, 73 in round three. Her previous career-low was registered in the third round of the 2006 WAC Championships, 74 (+2). She posted three birdies and three boogies as she moved into a tie for 16th place with a 231 (+15). Street ends her Boise State career with a 77.1 scoring average and ranked first on the Broncos’ all-time top 25 finishes list with 21. Street was also the last Boise State women’s golfer to win a tournament when she captured the individual title at the 2005 Wolf Pack Invitational.


Freshman Iris Ocariza finished in 19th place with a 17-over, 233 to tie for 10th place on the Broncos’ all-time top 25 finishes in a season list. She ends her freshman campaign averaging 77.8 strokes per round, good for eighth place on the Broncos’ season scoring average list. On the course Wednesday, Ocariza shot a 2-over, 38 on the front-nine. Ocariza posted four birdies in the tournament.


After matching the school-record for a low-round in a conference championship with an 18-over, 306, the Broncos followed up with a 315 (+27) in round two and a 314 (+26) in round three to finish the tournament with a 935 (+71). The Broncos reduced 15 strokes from their total of 950 (+86) in the 2006 WAC Championships.


Nikki Olson shot a 237 (+21) at the conference championship to tie for 26th place with a 237 (+21). After recording a 5-over on the front-nine Olson rebounded to shoot a 3-over on the back-nine. Olson posted four birdies in her first WAC Championships. Olson’s 26th place finish was the best in her Boise State career.


Senior Lindsey Huebert finished in 33rd place with a 24-over, 240. After sitting among the leaders through round one with a 73 (+1), Huebert posted a 84 (+12) in round two and a 83 (+11) in round three to fall back of the pace. Huebert concludes her Boise State career with 80.3 strokes per round average and four top 25 finishes.


Mandi Hedberg’s 246 (+30) place her 35th in the tournament. Hedberg recorded an 88 (+16) Wednesday, as she posted an 11-over on the front-nine. For the season Hedberg averaged 77.6 strokes per round while posting one top 10 finish and three top 25 finishes.



WAC Championship

NMSU University Golf Course

Apr. 25, 2007


Boise State Individuals: T16. Katie Street (80-78-73-231, +15), 19. Iris Ocariza (77-78-78-233, +17), T26. Nikki Olson (78-79-80-237, +21), 33. Lindsey Huebert (73-84-83-240, +24), 35. Mandi Hedberg (78-80-88-246, +30).


Top Teams: 1. Idaho (309-293-304-906, +42), 2. San Jose State (310-303-296-909, +45), 3. Hawaii (299-312-300-911, +47), 4. Nevada (306-300-309-915, +51), 5. Fresno State (305-318-296-933, +69), 7. Boise State (306-315-314-935, +71).


Top Individuals: 1. Erica Motson, SJSU, (74-73-70-217, +1), T2. Laura Luethke, Fresno State, (70-81-73-224, +8), T2. Renee Skidmore (79-72-73-224, +8), 4. Corie Hou, Hawaii, (75-74-77-226, +10), T5. Jenelle Gomez, SJSU, (79-76-72-227, +11), T5. Lisa Kajihara, Hawaii, (76-79-72-227, +11), T5. Heather Olmstead, Nevada, (75-73-79-227, +11).



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