Broncos Rally to Finish 8th at Rose City Collegiate....
Young, Gooding, Leurquin and Somers turn in career marks at Rose City Collegiate.

AURORA, Ore. (9/28/2010) - Boise State University’s women’s golf team turned in its top performance in nearly a year as the Broncos rallied with a 297 (+9) on the final day of the Rose City Collegiate at Langdon Farms Golf Club in Aurora, Ore.   It was an all out team effort as all five Broncos recorded below 80 rounds to help the team finish at 923 (+59), climbing three positions to place eighth out of 15 teams. Boise State had three players turn in career-best scores at the RCC led by sophomore Hayley Young’s team-low 6-over-par 222 to finish tied for seventh.

It was a great outing for Boise State who entered the day in 11th place before climbing up the team leaderboard this afternoon by firing a season-low 297 (+9) in today’s final round. The Broncos shaved 18 strokes off their second-round score from yesterday as they leaped past Portland, Cal Poly and Wyoming to place eighth, at 923 (+59). North Texas won the team title carding a three-round score of 889 (+25), three strokes better than Oregon State who took second with a 28-over 892.

All five of Boise State’s player’s recorded solid final round scores for the team. Hayley Young and Katie Somers both shot even-par 72s today. Young finished with a career-best tournament score of 6-over 222 which lead to her all-time top result tying two others for seventh place out of 78 participants.

Michelle Gooding was the second of three Broncos to turn in a career-best tournament score with a 16-over 232, tying for 29th. The Wilder, Idaho, native had a career-best round today tallying a 2-over 74 as she climbed 12 positions on the leaderboard.

True-freshman Jenna Leurquin was the final Boise State player to record a top tournament performance finishing with an 18-over 234. The Belgium native was steady over the two-day event carding scores of 77-78-79 to finish in a three-way tie for 37th.

Junior Katie Somers tied her career-best round score this afternoon when she shot even-par 72. Overall, Somers tallied 21-over 237 to place in a four-way tie for 47th.  Sophomore Lori Harper recorded her top round of the tournament shooting a 7-over 79 during the third round, finishing with a three-round total of 243 (+27).

North Texas’ Kelsey Kipp won the individual title in a play-off with Oregon State’s Whitney French as they both finished at 1-under 215.

Next up for the Broncos is the Price’s Give`Em Five Collegiate hosted by New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, N.M., Oct. 11-13.

Final Tournament Summary

Rose City Collegiate
Sept. 27-28, 2010
Aurora, Oregon
Langdon Farms Golf Club (6,080 yards / Par 72)
Host:  Oregon State and Portland State Universities

Individual Results (Top-Five and Boise State)
*1.    Kelsey Kipp, North Texas (71-74-70--215, -1)
2.    Whitney French, Oregon St. (71-72-72--215, -1)
3.    Kaili Britos, Hawaii (75-69-74--218, +2)
T4.    Stephanie Kim, Northern Arizona (70-79-70--219, +3)
T4.    Alexa Kim, Northern Arizona (79-70-70--219, +3)
T7.     Hayley Young, Boise St. (75-75-72--222, +6)
T29.    Michelle Gooding, Boise St. (79-79-74--232, +16)
T37.    Jenna Leurquin, Boise St. (77-78-79--234, +18)
T47.    Katie Somers, Boise St. (82-83-72--237, +21)
61.    Lori Harper, Boise St. (80-84-79--243, +27)

Team Results
1.     North Texas (295-303-291--889, +25)
2.    Oregon State (302-296-294--892, +28)
3.    Portland State (299-300-298--897, +33)
4.    Northern Arizona (309-301-295--905, +41)
5.    Hawaii (307-295-306--908, +44)
6.    Fresno State (311-306-297--914, +50)
7.    San Francisco (303-313-305--921, +57)
8.    Boise State (311-315-297--923, +59)
9.    Wyoming (312-312-300--924, +60)
10.    Portland (314-307-306--927, +63)
11.    UC Riverside (312-316-304--932, +68)
12.    Cal Poly (313-309-311--933, +69)
13.    Weber State (326-323-309--958, +94)
14.    Northern Colorado (328-315-317--960, +96)
15.    Eastern Washington (319-323-321--963, +99)

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