Broncos card their top single-round and tournament scores of the fall.
LAS CRUCUES, N.M. (10/14/2009) - Boise State University’s women’s golf team continued to show improvement today with a season-best single-round score of 17-over-par 305 on the final day of the Price’s Give ‘Em Five Intercollegiate in Las Cruces, N.M. The Broncos finished the three-day tournament with a season-best-tournament score of 930 (+66) as they rallied past Portland State University to finish 16th overall. On the individual side, senior Iris Ocariza turned in the top three-round score for Boise State with a 12-over 228.
As a team, the Broncos improved each day of the competition shaving a few strokes off their previous score with each round played. On Monday the team carded a 313 (+25) followed by a 312 (+24) yesterday and a 305 (+17) today during the final session. Boise State moved up one position on the team leaderboard this afternoon as the Broncos passed Portland State who struggled with a 313 (+25) on the final 18 holes.
Iris Ocariza tallied a three-round score of 12-over 228 after turning in a 77 (+5) during today’s final 18. The 228 is a season best for the senior who recorded scores of 75-76-77 during the event, all three beat her previous top score this fall. The Honolulu, Hawaii, native finished in a five-way tie for 41st. San Diego State’s Christine Wong held on to her lead following the first two rounds of competition to win the tournament’s individual title by four strokes on Wednesday with a 10-under 206.
Boise State’s Minhee Park responded today with her top-single round of the fall recording a one-over 73 to give her a three-round score of 231 (+15), tying for 52nd. She improved with each round played in New Mexico after firing a 80 (+8) on Monday she rallied by shaving strokes off that score the following two days. Park recorded a six-over 78 yesterday followed by today’s solid performance.
Sophomore Maria Santisteban trailed the two seniors finishing third on the Bronco roster at the event carding a seven-over 79 this afternoon. That gave the Tampico, Mexico, native a final-tournament score of 236 (+20). The total is a career-best score for Santisteban who was playing in her first competition of the fall.
Rounding out the Boise State tournament roster were freshman Lori Harper who finished with a 25-over 241 (85-77-79) followed by sophomore Michelle Gooding who turned in a three-round score of 26-over 242 (82-84-76). Gooding’s third-round tally today of four-over 76 is a career best for the native of Wilder, Idaho.
The Price’s Give ‘Em Five Intercollegiate was the third of four tournaments this fall for the Broncos. Next up for the blue and orange is Texas State University’s Challenge at Onion Creek that will be held Nov. 2-3 in Austin, Texas.
Final Tournament Results
Price’s Give ‘Em Five Intercollegiate
October 14, 2009
Hosted by: New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, N.M.
University Golf Course (Par 72; 6,319 yards)
Boise State Individual Results: T41. Iris Ocariza (75-76-77—228, +12); T52. Minhee Park (80-78-73—231, +15); 72. Maria Santisteban (76-81-79—236, +20); 85. Lori Harper (85-77-79—241, +25); T86. Michelle Gooding (82-84-76—242, +26).
Team Results: 1. Idaho (296-287-288—871, +7); 2. UC Irvine (294-290-294—878, +14); 3. San Diego State (300-295-285—880, +16); T4. Fresno State (298-297-299—894, +30); T4. Baylor (303-294-297—894, +30); 6. Arizona (304-295-300—899, +35); T7. Kansas State (305-295-300—900, +36); T7. Kansas (306-297297—900, +36); 9. Oregon State (303-303-300—906, +42); 10. North Texas (310-304-293—907, +43); T11. Colorado State (305-301-302—908, +44); T11. UTEP (305-301-302—908, +44); 13. Nevada (311-299-302—912, +48); 14. New Mexico State (305-299-312—916, +52); 15. Northern Arizona (308-309-303—920, +56); 16. Boise State (313-312-305—930, +66); 17. Portland State (311-309-313—933, +69); 18. Mississippi State (327-309-301—937, +73).
Top Five Individual: 1. Christine Wong, San Diego State (69-68-69—206, -10); 2. Kayla Mortellaro, Idaho (73-70-67—210, -6); 3. Hillary Packard, UC Irvine (73-71-71—215, -1); 4. Joy Trotter, UC Irvine (69-74-74—217, +1); 5. Hali Coppin, Fresno State (74-73-71—218, +2).