Women's Golf Prepares to Host 2008 Bronco Fall Classic

What’s Happening: After taking a week off from competition, the Boise State women’s golf team plays host to 11 teams from around the west coast as the Broncos host the 2008 Bronco Fall Classic held at the par-72, 6,099 yard SpurWing Country Club, Oct. 13-14.


Tournament Information: Boise State University will be hosting the 2008 Bronco Fall Classic Oct. 13-14 in Meridian, Idaho at SpurWing Country Club. The 54-hole tournament will feature 12 NCAA Division I collegiate teams from throughout the west with approximately 60 individuals competing. For this tournament the course will be setup as a par-72 and will span 6,099 yards. The format calls for three rounds played over two days. It will begin with the first two rounds on Monday, Oct. 13, and finish with the final round on Tuesday, Oct. 14. Each day will begin at approximately 8:30 a.m. baring any frost delays.


The Course: The competition is being held at one of the Treasure Valley’s premiere country clubs, SpurWing. It is located west of Boise in Meridian, Idaho at 6800 N. SpurWing Way, off of Chinden Blvd. SpurWing features a remarkable 18-hole golf course that is designed to PGA specifications. The course is contoured within 230 acres of lakes, meadows and streams, and water comes into play on seven holes. For more information on the course checkout the SpurWing Country Club’s website: www.SpurWing.com.


The Field: The teams competing in this year’s Bronco Fall Classic include: Boise State University (WAC), Gonzaga University (West Coast), Idaho State University (Big Sky), Montana State University (Big Sky), Portland State University (Big Sky), Santa Clara University (West Coast), Southern Utah University (Summit League), University of California Riverside (Big West), University of Montana (Big Sky), University of Portland (West Coast), University of Wyoming (Mountain West), and Weber State University (Big Sky).


Competing for the Broncos: The Broncos will field the same team as they competed with in their previous tournament, which featured the talents of seniors Mandi Hedberg and Lindsey Shean, junior Iris Ocariza, and freshmen Katie Somers and Noelle Zavaleta.


Other Broncos competing at the Classic, but as individuals are junior Minhee Park and freshmen Michelle Gooding and Maria Santisteban. This will mark Gooding and Santisteban’s first collegiate tournaments of their careers.   


Tournament Results: Results will be gathered and entered by the Boise State Sports Information staff using the Golf Stat program. There will not be any live stats on the web for this event. The results will be posted on the Boise State Athletics website, www. BroncoSports.com, after each day of the competition is completed. In addition, the results will be e-mailed out to each school’s sports information department golf contact as soon as we possibly can. Please contact Doug Link, Assistant Sports Information Director, with any questions.


Last Time Out: It was a record day for the Boise State women’s golf team as it fired both a season-low single round score of 296, notching a season-low three-round total of 896 (+32) at the 2008 Heather Farr/CU Classic.


Junior Iris Ocariza  fired an impressive 69 (-3) during the final round of competition to not only tie her career-low, but moved her up 18 spots on the charts to finish the tournament knotted in a tie at 24th. This marked  Ocariza’s third consecutive top-25 finish and the 12th of her career.  Also fighting her way up the charts was senior Mandi Hedberg who also fired a season-best 70 (-2), tying her career-best to record her first top-25 finish of the season and 11th of her career.


As  team, Boise State tallied a season-best single-round score of 296 (+12) during the final round of the classic, bringing its three-round total to an incredible 896 (+32). The Broncos concluded the tournament tied with Gonzaga with an 11th place finish, while beating out rival Idaho by eight strokes.


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