April 25, 2013
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. - The Boise State women's golf team concluded the opening round of the 2013 Mountain West Women's Golf Championships in second place, Thursday.
Led by senior Hayley Young, the Broncos carded a team score of 310 (+22) at the par-72, 6,324-yard Dinah Shore Tournament Course at the Mission Hills Country Club. Boise State is four strokes back of tournament leader Fresno State (306, +18).
The Broncos boast a two-stroke advantage over San Diego State (312, +24), and a four-stroke lead over UNLV (314, +26).
"The course played really tough today," head coach Nicole Bird said. "Fortunately, we were ready because it was similar to playing in Arizona a couple weeks ago. The team grinded until the end of the round, and we are in a great position heading into tomorrow."
Young opened the tournament with a 3-over-par 75, birdying two of her final four holes to move into a tie for fourth place. She will enter Friday's second round trailing Colorado State's Emily Roering by two strokes (73, +1).
Freshmen Sammie Pless (77, +5) and Samantha Martin (78, +6) each concluded the opening day of the tournament in the top 15, with Pless in a three-way tie for 10th, and Martin in a four-way tie for 13th.
Senior Lori Harper and freshman McKenzie Ford each shot 80 (+8) in the first round, and will enter the second round tied for 19th.
The second round of the MW Championships will begin with tee times Friday at 8:30 a.m.
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