► What’s Happening
Fresh off its victory over the College of Idaho on Wednesday the Boise State University’s women’s golf team will now head off to the Rose City Collegiate this coming week, Monday through Tuesday, Sept. 27-28. This 15-team tournament is being hosted by Portland State University and Oregon State University at Langdon Farms Golf Club in Aurora, Ore. The Rose City Collegiate marks the third of five fall competitions for the Broncos. .
► What’s Happened Recently
Boise State defeated the College of Idaho (Caldwell) this past Wednesday in a dual competition by the score of 303 (+15) to 314 (+26) at River Bend Golf Club in Wilder, Idaho. Prior to that the Broncos opened the new campaign at Gonzaga University’s Circling Raven Collegiate Invitational in Worley, Idaho, Sept. 13-14. Boise State shot a 933 (+69) to finished 13th out of 20 teams, 28 strokes out of first place. Sophomore Hayley Young has led the Broncos during both competitions taking second versus the C of I shooting a 3-over 75 preceded by a career-best 11-over-par 227 at the Circling Raven Collegiate to tie for 14th place.
► The Rose City Collegiate Format
The RCC will feature five-person squads with the top-four scores per round counting towards the team tally. The competition format for this tournament calls for three rounds of stroke play. The first two rounds will be staged on Monday followed by the final session on Tuesday morning. Monday will begin by shotgun start while Tuesday will start with tee times, tee-off for both days is set for 9:00 a.m. (Mountain).
► The Host Course
Langdon Farms Golf Club will serve as the host course for this event. It will feature a competition course of 6,080 yards for a par-72. The club is located in Aurora, Ore., in the Portland metro area.
► The Rose City Collegiate Field
The Rose City Collegiate field consists of 15 NCAA Division I programs. Representing the Western Athletic Conference will be Boise State, Fresno State and Hawai’i. The other 12 schools include: the host schools Portland State and Oregon State, as well as, Cal Poly, Eastern Washington, North Texas, Northern Arizona, Northern Colorado, Portland, San Francisco, UC Riverside, Weber State and Wyoming. In all there will be over 70 individuals will be competing for the team and individual titles at this competition.
► Boise State’s Tournament Roster
Boise State’s lineup for this tournament is an experienced squad and will feature two juniors, two sophomores and one freshman.
No. 1 Position: Hayley Young - Young has led Boise State at both competitions heading into this tournament. The sophomore led Boise State at the Circling Raven Collegiate Sept. 13-14 with a career-best 11-over 227 tying for 14th, followed by a 3-over 75 against the College of Idaho last Wednesday. The native of Hawaii is the top returning Bronco having played in eight tournaments last season. She enters Monday averaging 75.5 strokes per round (spr) this year.
No. 2 Position: Lori Harper - The second position for this event goes to Lori Harper. The sophomore from Manhattan Beach, Calif., played in the Circling Raven Collegiate Sept. 13-14 tallying a 23-over 239, followed by a 4-over 76 versus the College of Idaho on Sept. 22. Through four rounds played she is averaging 78.8 spr this year.
No. 3 Position: Michelle Gooding - Junior Michelle Gooding will start at the third position again for the Broncos. She fired a career-best 20-over 236 at the Circling Raven Collegiate and a 4-over 76 last time out against the C of I. So far this season she is averaging 78.0 spr.
No. 4 Position: Jenna Leurquin - Leurquin will get the nod at the fourth slot on the roster. She is a true-freshman from Brussels, Belgium. She recorded a 25-over at the Circling Raven Collegiate in her first Bronco tournament, followed by a 4-over 76 last Wednesday versus the College of Idaho. On the year Leurquin is averaging 79.3 spr.
No. 5 Position: Katie Somers - The final team spot goes to junior Katie Somers competing in her first full tournament of the year. She fired a 6-over 78 against the College of Idaho in her only competition of the year. Last season Somers averaged 83.1 strokes per round in eight tournaments.
► About The Broncos
Boise State features a young team with no seniors on the roster. The experience on the squad comes from a mix of seven returning veterans, three juniors and four sophomores, who all competed for Boise State in at least one tournament last season. The juniors include Michelle Gooding, Maria Santisteban and Katie Somers; the sophomores are Emma Dahlqvist, Lori Harper, Jennifer Henningsson and Hayley Young. This core group is joined by two true-freshmen in Jenna Leurquin from Belgium, and Kodie Stanley from Fresno, Calif.