Trio of Women's Golfers Finish in the Top 20 at Northwest Dodge Dealers Inland Cup

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PULLMAN, Wash. The first tournament of the fall season solidified the Boise State women’s golf team as a fierce competitor in the west as junior Iris Ocariza led the Broncos to a fifth place finish at the Northwest Dodge Dealers Inland Cup, held at the par-72, 6,051 yard Palouse Ridge Golf Course, Tuesday.

The junior hailing from Honolulu, Hawaii entered the day knotted in a tie for 21st, but after firing a 72 (+1) during the final round she climbed her way 10-sports on the charts to finish the three-round tournament with a score of 228 (+15). Overall, Ocariza finished 11th, marking her 10th top-20 career finish.

Also completing the tournament in the top-20 was freshmen Noelle Zavaleta, who carded a three-round score of 231 (+18) after posting a 78 (+7) during the final round. Zavaleta finished the event knotted in a tie for 17th, earning her first top-20 finish of her career. Teammate Lindsey Shean notched her seventh career top-20 finish after knocking one stroke off of her second round score, shooting a 76 (+5) during the final round to complete the invite in a tie for 20th.

As a team, the Bronco fired their best single-round score of the tournament, the second best of the day, as they shaved four strokes off their previous score to tally a final-round score of 305 (+21). At the end of the two-day tournament, Boise State finished fifth with a three-round score of 929 (+77).

Making the biggest improvement on the day for the Broncos was junior Minhee Park as she knocked seven strokes off of her second round score, carding a 77 (+6) during the final round of competition to finish the tournament in a tie for 32nd. Rounding out the Bronco contingent was freshman Katie Somers who placed 57th overall.

The Broncos now prepare to travel to Corvallis, Ore., where they will tee off against some of the nation’s elite at the Oregon State Invitational, Sept. 22-23.

Northwest Dodge Dealers Inland Cup
Palouse Ridge Golf Course
Par 71, 6,051 Yards
Final

Boise State Results: T11. Iris Ocariza (82-74-72 - 228, +15), T17. Noelle Zavaleta (81-72-78 - 231, +18), T20. Lindsey Shean (79-77-76 - 232, +16), T32. Minhee Park (77-84-77 - 238, +25), 56. Katie Somers (89-85-85 - 259, +46).

Team Results: 1. Washington State (292-298-291 - 881, +29); 2. Nevada (305-293-305 - 921, +51); 3. Sacramento State (313-304-304 - 921, +69); 4. Montana (308-309-305 - 922, +70); 5. Boise State (319-307-303 - 929, +77); T6. Gonzaga (317-298-320 - 935, +83); T6. Portland State (309-309-317 - 935, +83); 8. Portland (313-313-311 - 937, +85); 9. Weber State (320-312-309 - 941, +89); 10. Washington State #2 (323-311-311 - 945, +93); 11.Gonzaga #2 (331-331-345 - 1007, +155).

Top Five Individuals: 1. Melanie DeLeon, Nevada (71-69-74 - 214, +1); 2. Jessica Black, Washington State (72-75-69 - 216, +3); 3. Amy Eneroth, Washington State (72-72-74 - 218, +5); 4. Kristin Allard, Washington State (75-74-72 - 221, +8); 5. Justine Chen, Sacramento State (78-73-72 223, +10).
 

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