Bronco golf places eighth at Giustina Memorial Classic...

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CORVALLIS, Ore. The Boise State golf teams rallied on the final day of the Giustina Memorial Classic to move up one place finishing eighth in the combined standings. The women shot a 328 (+40) during the third round while the men turned in a 291 (+3) on the day. Both teams placed eighth out of 10 teams in the individual men’s and women’s tournament format at the 2008 Giustina Memorial Classic, held at the Trysting Tree Golf Club in Corvallis, Ore.

The Giustina Memorial Classic is unique in the fact that in addition to the typical men’s and women’s team format, there was also a competition that combined the two scores for each of the ten schools represented to crown an overall champion. The host Oregon State University Beavers won the combined competition with a 54-hole total of 1,757 (+29), meanwhile the Broncos shot a 1,833 (+105).

The Boise State men’s team finished the three-round tournament with an 876 (+12). The men improved one stroke with each round during the classic after shooting a 293 in the first, a 292 during the second, and finally a 291 in the third round. They tied the University of Idaho for eighth place and defeated Sacramento State by 19 strokes (895). Oregon State won the men’s competition by firing an 11-under par 853.

The Bronco women finished the two-day tournament with a 54-hole total of 957 (+93) to place eighth overall. They defeated the University of Portland by five strokes (962) and Idaho by nine (966). As in the men’s competition, Oregon State won the women’s side by turning in a 904 (+40).  

Robbie Richards led the Bronco men during the tournament with a 54-hole score of three-under par 213. The junior fired a 71 during the final day to turn in the best round for the Broncos and moving up seven places from a tie for 11th to a seven-way tie for fourth place. Redshirt senior Scott Loewen climbed from a tie for 22nd place after two rounds to a tie for 16th by shooting an even-par 72 on Tuesday, finishing the two days with a total of 216 (even).  

Also competing for the men was Blake Brown, who shot a total of 223 (+7) to tie for 37th. Teammate John Baranco finished in 46th, while Drew Surmeier rounded out the Bronco contingent at 48th.

Iris Ocariza recorded the best score for the Boise State women in the tournament with a three-round total of 231 (+15) to place 11th overall. The junior from Honolulu, Hawaii turned in a third-round score of seven-over par 79, the top Bronco score of the day.  Senior Lindsey Shean had the second best round of the day for Boise State with a score of 80 (+8). She finished the tournament tied for 34th with a 243 (+27), while freshman Noelle Zavaleta finished 33rd overall after firing a 242 (+26).  

Rounding out the contingent for the Bronco women were junior Minhee Park and senior Mandi Hedberg, who finished 40th and 41st respectively.  

 

2008 Giustina Memorial Classic
Trysting Tree Golf Club
Par-72, 6,990-yards (Men)
Par-72, 6,282-yards (Women)
Round 3 of 3

Team Combined Scores:  1. Oregon State (589-58-587 - 1757); T2. Oregon (573-592-601 - 1766); T2. San Francisco (584-586-596  - 1766); 4. Nevada (589-598-606 - 1793); 5. Washington State (602-568-624 - 1794); 6. Fresno State (596-596-603 - 1795); 7. Portland (609-596-618 - 1823); 8. Boise State (607-607-619 - 1833); 9. Idaho (599-608-635 - 1842); 10. Sacramento State (594-623-631 - 1848).

Boise State Men:  T4. Robbie Richards (73-69-71 213, -3); T16. Scott Lowen (71-73-72 216, E); T37. Blake Brown (72-73-78 223, +7); 46. John Baranco (77-80-74 231, +15); 48. Drew Surmeier (85-77-74 236, +20).

Boise State Women:  11. Iris Ocariza (73-79-79 231, +15); 33. Noelle Zavaleta (78-77-87 242, +26); T34. Lindsey Shean (80-83-80 243, +27); 40. Minhee Park (84-80-83 247, +31); 41. Mandi Hedberg (83-79-86 248, +32).

Men Team Scores:  T1*. Oregon State (286-283-284 853, -11); T1. Nevada (283-286-284   853, -11); 3. San Francisco (283-282-290   855, -9); 4. Washington State (290-275-294 859, -5); 5. Oregon (282-289-289 860, -4); 6. Portland (293-277-291 861, -3); 7. Fresno State (285-290-291 866, +2); T8. Boise State (293-292-291 876, +12); T8. Idaho (287-291-298 876, +12); 10. Sacramento State (292-299-304 895, +31).  * = won team play-off for title.

Women Team Scores:  1. Oregon State (303-298-303 904, +40); 2. Oregon (291-303-312 906, +42); 3. San Francisco (301-304-306 911, +47); 4. Fresno State (311-306-312 929, +65); 5. Washington State (312-293-330   935, +71); 6. Nevada (306-312-322 940, +76); 7. Sacramento State (302-324-327 953, +89); 8. Boise State (314-315-328 957, +93); 9. Portland (316-319-327 962, +98); 10. Idaho (312-317-337 966, +102);

Top Five Individuals (Men):  1. Diego Velasquez, Oregon State (71-69-68 208, -8); 2. Ji Hwan Park, San Francisco (70-70-70 210, -6); 3. Paul Peterson, Oregon State (71-71-70 212, -4); T4. Robbie Richards, Boise State (73-69-71 213, -3); T4. Robbie Ziegler, Oregon (69-74-70 213, -3); T4. Domingo Jojola, San Francisco (71-69-73 213, -3); T4. Scott Smith, Nevada (70-72-71 213, -3); T4. Eugene Wong, Oregon (70-72-71 213, -3); T4. Grant Doverspike, Fresno State (75-66-72 213, -3); T4. Taylor Coffman, Nevada (72-70-71 213, -3); T4. Trent Sanders, Washington State (74-67-72 213, -3).  

Top Five Individuals (Women):  1. Kendra Little, Oregon (69-73-73 215, -1); 2. Cara Freeman, Oregon State (75-70-74 219, +3); 3. Katie Hildahl, Oregon (71-70-79 220, +4); T4. Martha Burkard, Oregon State (73-73-76 22, +6); T4. Kayla Mortellaro, Idaho (72-74-76 222, +6).