Bronco Women in Eighth after Delayed First Round
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Boise State women’s golf team concluded the first round of play at the Memphis Fall Invitational in eighth place Monday, with junior Lori Harper leading the way in a tie for ninth individually.

Due to heavy fog in the Memphis area, the start of the tournament was delayed, and the second round will continue until darkness. Play is scheduled to resume in the morning.

Harper posted a 4-over-par 75 at the par-71, 6,150-yard Ridgeway Country Club, and is only one stroke back of six individuals tied for third place. Michele Nash of Butler leads the event after the opening round with a 2-under 69.

Fellow junior Hayley Young is in a tie for 20th after posting an opening-round 78 (+7).

After missing the top 25 by a mere stroke at the Price’s “Give ‘Em Five” Intercollegiate, both Harper and Young will be looking to return to the top 25 for the third time in four tournaments this fall season.

The Broncos’ first-round score of 315 was good for eighth place, just four strokes back of the top five.

Rounding out the first-round scoring for the Broncos were senior Maria Santisteban (80, +9), sophomore Jenna Leurquin (82, +11) and redshirt junior Michelle Gooding (86, +15).

Boise State and the rest of the 13-team field will attempt to get through as much of Monday’s second round as possible before finishing up Tuesday. A tournament update will be posted later at

The Memphis Fall Invitational is the final event of the fall season for the Broncos.

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