Women's Golf Travels to New Mexico
Oct. 3, 2015

BOISE, Idaho- The Boise State women’s golf team will travel to Las Cruces, NM for the Price’s Give ‘Em Five Intercollegiate, hosted by New Mexico State University.

Last season, the Broncos fired a school record of 222 for three rounds to place second. Then junior Samantha Martin shot a course- and school-record of 9-under 63 in the third round to win a share of the individual title.

We are really, really, really trying to go into this tournament with no expectations,” Boise State head coach Nicole Bird said. “Expectations are outcome based, and that is not our process. They lead to future thinking and we are trying to stay in the present. If we compare ourselves to what we did last year, that is in the past.”

The tournament will run Oct. 5-7, with 18 holes being played each day starting with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.

Live scoring will be provided by golfstat.com

Traveling for the Broncos will be:

  1. Samantha Martin
  2. McKenzie Ford
  3. Sammie Pless
  4. Genevieve Ling
  5. Dana Clary

Even though it's the same golf course with the same lineup, conditions change, people change, etc. so it's not beneficial to think we could do the same things we did last year,” Bird said. “It's beneficial to say we know we can play well on this golf course and we can rely on our teammates to do their job. That's really important for us to focus on. Not what happened last year, or even last week. Going forward, it's just about hitting good shots.”

The Course

The New Mexico State University Golf Course is a par 72, 6,191 desert style course, comparable to Boise’s Warm Springs Golf Course, suiting Boise State’s aggressive style of play.

“There isn't a lot of trouble unless you hit it pretty far outside the fairways,” Bird said. “The greens are medium-size, but the coaches at NMSU believe in setting up a golf course to score, so they put the pins in some really accessible places. This allows us to be a little more aggressive, which suits our style of play. The rough usually isn't too thick so if we do miss a green by being aggressive, we can still get it up and down.”

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