Boise State Women's Golf Will Conclude Fall Schedule in Texas at the ?Challenge at Onion Creek?...

► What’s Happening
Boise State University’s women’s golf team is headed off to Austin, Texas, to participate in the Challenge at Onion Creek. This tournament is being hosted by the Southland Conference’s Texas State University at the Onion Creek Club. This will be the first time that the Broncos have competed in this tournament which features five top-50 teams, according to Golfweek Magazine, and 21 squads overall. The Challenge at Onion Creek is the fourth and final tournament of the fall season for Boise State’s women’s golf team.

► Recently for the Broncos
The last time the Broncos competed was three weeks ago at the Price’s Give’Em Five Collegiate in Las Cruces, N.M., where they placed 16th overall and were led by senior Iris Ocariza with a 12-over 228, tying for 41st.

► The Tournament Format
The format for this tournament calls for three rounds played over two days, each day will begin with a shotgun start. The first 36 holes will be played on Monday, Nov. 2, at 6:30 a.m. (Mountain). The third round will be Tuesday starting at 7:00 a.m. (Mountain).

► The Tournament Course
The Challenge at Onion Creek will be played on the “North Course” of the Onion Creek Club in Austin, Texas.  For the purpose of this competition the club will feature a par-70 competition course that spans 5,938 yards. The 18-hole North Course at Onion Creek Club is a private golf course that opened in 1996. Designed by Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore, North Course at Onion Creek Club measures 6479 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 121 and a 71.8 USGA rating.

► The Field
The field for the Challenge at Onion Creek includes five top-50 teams in the Golfweek Magazine national rankings in No. 16 Texas A&M, No. 29 Texas, No. 43 Texas Tech, No. 45 Iowa State and No. 47 Wisconsin. Overall, the field features 21 NCAA Divison I institutions. In additon to the top-50 teams, other schools competing in Austin are: Augusta State, Baylor, Boise State, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kennesaw State, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, San Francisco, Texas State, UALR, UTSA, and Washington State. Over 105 collegiate athletes will compete for the team and individual titles.

► Boise State’s Tournament Roster
The Bronco lineup for this week includes one senior, two sophomores and two freshmen. Leading the way playing the number one position will be senior Iris Ocaraiza. The Honolulu, Hawaii, native is competing in her 35th collegiate tournament for Boise State, averaging 78.3 shots per round in 2009 and 77.7 during her career. Freshman Hayley Young (Honolulu, Hawaii) competing in her second event will open at the number two averaging 80 strokes per round. The third spot will be freshman Lori Harper (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) averaging 81.3 strokes per round through three tournaments this fall. The four will be sophomore Katie Somers (Issaquah, Wash.) competing in her first tournament of the fall, she averaged 84.4 last year in five events. The final position for this competition is taken by sophomore Michelle Gooding (Wilder, Idaho) who is averaging 80.2 shots per round this year and 80.7 in her career.


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