Colorado Opener Awaits Broncos
Sept. 16, 2017

BOISE, Idaho – The Boise State women’s golf team is set to open their 2017-18 season at the Colonel Wollenberg Ptarmigan Ram Classic, Sunday in Fort Collins, Colo.

HISTORY: The Broncos are no stranger to the Colorado State-hosted tournament. This will be Boise State’s fourth-straight appearance at the tournament, with their best team finish being a tied for fifth-place effort in 2015 (Sept. 14-15).

SCHEDULE: The three-round tournament will be spread over three days, beginning Sunday, Sept. 17, and running through Tuesday, Sept.  19. The first two rounds will begin with tee times at 8 a.m. (MT), while Tuesday’s finale will begin with a 9 a.m. (MT) shotgun start.

LIVE RESULTS: Live results will be provided by golfstat.com.

THE COURSE: Play will be held at the par-72, 6,384-yard Ptarmigan Country Club, designed by Jack Nicklaus.

THE FIELD: Boise State, Colorado State, UC Irvine, New Mexico State, Gonzaga, UNC Greensboro, Indiana, Long Beach State, Nevada, Northern Arizona, Northern Colorado, Portland State, San Francisco, San Jose State, Wyoming (15).

COACH’S CORNER: “I’m ready to get this season started!” head coach Nicole Bird said. “With such a new and young team, I don’t think the new players even know what they are capable of. They’ve set some really lofty goals and have looked extremely good in practice. Now we are ready to start competing and see what we can accomplish!”

LINE-UP: (season appearance/career appearance)

  1. Ivane Helias- 1/1
  2. Alejandra Lobelo- 1/1
  3. Lexi Perry- 1/1
  4. Adara Pauluhn- 1/14
  5. Jalayne Martinez- 1/10

YOUTH MOVEMENT: The Broncos will field one of the youngest team’s in program history this upcoming season. The team enters the season with a combined 54 prior collegiate events under their belt – the lowest since the 2013-14 squad entered the season with 46. Only 38-of-54 events come at the NCAA-level however, with all 16 of Helias’ appearances occurring at the NAIA-level.

The three players making their Boise State debut in the same tournament is the most since Dana Clary, Genevieve Ling and Oceane Pelloille opened their careers at the Bronco Fall Invitational (Sept. 16-17, 2013).


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