April 17, 2015
BOISE, Idaho - The Boise State women's golf team will compete in the 2015 Mountain West Championships in Rancho Mirage, Calif., April 20-22 (Monday-Wednesday).
The three-round tournament will be played at the par-72, 6,291-yard Dinah Shore Tournament Course at the Mission Hills Country Club, with a single round each day. Live, hole-by-hole scoring for each day of the tournament will be available at Golfstat.com.
Each of the nine Mountain West schools will compete for this year's conference title, including (Golfstat ranking in parentheses):
San Diego State (27)
San Jose State (45)
Fresno State (69)
Boise State (82)
Colorado State (108)
New Mexico (118)
The schools will begin teeing off Monday (April 20) at 8 a.m. MT, and Boise State is scheduled to begin teeing off at 8:45 a.m. The Broncos are scheduled to play with New Mexico and San Diego State in the opening round of the tournament.
Boise State is averaging a team score of 298.83, the lowest in school history. The Broncos have finished in the top five in seven of the nine tournaments they have played in this season, including a pair of runner-up efforts at the Price's Intercollegiate (Oct. 6-8) and the Rainbow Wahine Invitational (Oct. 21-23). Each of the five individuals that will compete for Boise State at the conference championships boasts a 2014-15 scoring average that ranks amongst the 10 lowest in school history.
In just her sophomore season, Ling is already etching her name throughout the Boise State record books. Her scoring average this season (73.83) qualifies as the second lowest in school history, trailing only teammate Samantha Martin's 2014-15 average (73.21). She has four top-10 finishes this season, tied for the fourth most in school history. Included is a tournament victory at the Cowgirl Classic (April 6-7), the first of her career. Ling finished tied for 24th at last year's league tournament.
Averaging 73.21, Martin's scoring average in 2014-15 qualifies as the lowest in school history. She had previously set the school record last season, averaging 74.81. Martin, only a junior, is already tied for first on both the career top-10 (11) and career top-25 (21) finishes list. She has three top-10 finishes and six top-25 finishes this season, including a performance at the Price's Intercollegiate earlier this year (Oct. 6-8) in which she set both the school single-round (63, -9) and tournament (206, -10) scoring records en route to capturing a share of medalist honors. In her two previous appearances at the conference championships, Martin finished tied for ninth and tied for seventh, respectively.
Pless is averaging 76.43 through her junior season, currently ninth on the all-time single-season scoring list. She has three top-25 finishes in seven tournaments this season, bringing her career total to 13 - 10th most in school history. She will be making her third appearance at the conference tournament.
Clary, a sophomore making her first appearance at the conference championships, has improved on her freshman scoring average by more than three strokes in 2014-15, and is currently averaging 75.67. The average currently ranks fifth on Boise State's all-time list. Clary finished tied for ninth place at the Oregon State Invitational (Sept. 15-16) earlier this season, and has since added two more top-25 finishes.
Ford is averaging 76.56 as a junior in 2014-15, tied for 10th lowest in school history. She will be making her third appearance at the conference tournament, finishing as high as 11th as a freshman in 2013. She finished tied for ninth at the Price's Intercollegiate (Oct. 6-8) earlier this season, one of two top-25 efforts on the year.
For more information, check out Mountain West Championships Tournament Central. For real-time tournament updates, follow the Broncos on Twitter (@BroncoSportsWGF).