Young Shoots up Leaderboard in Final Round

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AURORA, Ore. – Boise State junior women’s golfer Hayley Young tied for the lowest final-round score at the 14-team Rose City Collegiate Tuesday, moving into a tie for fourth place and helping the Broncos finish tied for sixth place as a team.

“We played much better this week, despite some really tough conditions with the wind and rain,” Boise State head coach Nicole Harris Bird said. “I'm pleased with the improvements we made from the first tournament and the lower scores. We look to be even better in New Mexico!”

Young entered the final round tied for 10th place, but posted her lowest tournament round of the season – an even-par 72 – to move into a tie for fourth place with a 54-hole total of 224 (+8). She finished just four strokes back of the tournament medalist, claiming her fourth-straight top-25 finish and the second-best finish of her career.

Young also posted an even-par 72 at last week’s duel with College of Idaho.

Junior Lori Harper posted her second top-25 effort in as many tournaments, carding a three-round total of 229 (+13) to earn a tie for 13th.

Boise State finished tied for sixth as a team with a three-round total of 934 (+70). The finish is the best for the Broncos with at least 10 teams participating since the squad finished fifth at the 18-team Memphis Fall Invitational, Oct. 25-26, 2010.

Sophomore Jenna Leurquin tied for 28th with a 236 (+20), just four strokes back of the top 25.

Rounding out the Bronco contingent were redshirt junior Michelle Gooding (246; +30) and senior Maria Santisteban (249; +33).

Complete results are attached in the PDF on this page.

The Broncos are scheduled to continue their 2011-12 fall season at the Price’s “Give ‘Em Five” Collegiate Oct. 12-12, in Las Cruces, N.M.

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