Broncos Play in Hawaii

What’s Happening - The Boise State University women’s golf team will travel to Kapolei, Hawaii, Oct. 30-31, to compete in the 2007 Kent Youel Invitational.


The 54-hole tournament will be held on the par 72, 6,140-yard Kapolei Golf Course beginning with a shotgun tee off Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 7:30 a.m. (weather permitting). The final 18 holes will be played Wednesday, Oct. 31, with shotgun tee times also set for 7:30 a.m.


The Field - The 16-team field will feature teams from six conferences; the Western Athletic Conference, Mountain West, Big 12, Pacific-10 and West Coast Conferences. The tournament will include seven teams in the GolfWeek/Saragin top 50; No. 1 UCLA, No. 4 USC, No. 9 California, No. 42 San Jose State, No. 44 Colorado, No. 47 Washington State and No. 50 San Francisco. The field will also include Boise State, CSU-Northridge, Central Arkansas, Fresno State, Hawaii, Iowa, New Mexico State, Oregon State, Portland State, Santa Clara, and UC Irvine.  


The Broncos - This is the fourth of five fall tournaments for Boise State. The Broncos posted a 922 (+58) to finish in sixth place at the Giustina Memorial Classic, a 918 (+54) to finish tied for 11th in the 20-team field at the Heather Farr Memorial Classic. Boise State’s best finish came at the Bronco Fall Invitational when they shot a 989 (+125) for fourth place.


The Players - The Broncos will field the same team in two consecutive tournaments for the first time this season.


The five players competing for the Boise State team will be Mandi Hedberg, Minhee Park, Nikki Olson, Lindsey Shean, and Iris Ocariza.


Senior Nikki Olson has collected two seventh place finishes this season to match her career-best finish. She posted an 8-over 224 at the Giustina Memorial Classic and a 241 (+25) at the Bronco Fall Invitational. Olson is averaging 77.3 strokes per round with a low round of 73 (+1).


Mandi Hedberg has earned two top 25 finishes in three fall tournaments. She recorded a 231 (+15) to tie for 24th at the Giustina Memorial Classic and a 249 (+33) at the Bronco Fall Invitational to finish tied for 21st place. Mandi Hedberg is averaging 79.2 strokes per round in three fall tournaments including a low round of 73 (+1).


Lindsey Shean has collected two top 25 finishes in three fall tournaments. She led the Broncos in scoring at the Heather Farr Memorial Tournament with a 9-over 225 to finish tied for 24th place. Shean then posted a 247 (+31) in the Bronco Fall Invitational for a career-best 18th place finish. She is averaging 78.8 strokes per round and posted a season-low 73 (+1) in the second and third rounds of the Heather Farr Memorial.


Iris Ocariza has one top 25 finish this season as she finished tied for 20th at the Giustina Memorial Classic with a 14-over 230. Ocariza is averaging 79.0 strokes per round in the fall with a low-round score of 75 (+3).


Minhee Park will be playing in her second tournament of the 2007-08 season. She finished tied for 54th place at the Bronco Fall Invitational with a 266 (+50) while recording a career-low 81 (+9) in the second round.

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