April 22, 2015
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RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. - The Boise State women's golf team finished the 2015 Mountain West Championships tied for seventh place Wednesday, concluding the 2014-15 season.
The Broncos finished with a score of 915 (301-301-313, +51) at the par-72, 6,291-yard Dinah Shore Tournament Course at the Mission Hills Country Club, breaking the school three-round scoring record at a conference tournament. The previous record of 916 (+52) was set at the 2009 Western Athletic Conference Championships and matched in the 2013 MW Championships.
"Today was a little rough," head coach Nicole Bird said. "We started off pretty solid but when we turned to the back, the wheels came off. We just couldn't really get it going back there and made some mistakes.
"The good news is that the whole team returns next season, so we will get another chance. As far as the season goes, we broke a lot of records and it was fun to watch. More importantly, everyone grew as golfers, but even more as people and they are all excellent representatives of Boise State. We burned our goals at the beginning of the season and didn't worry about outcomes at any point. A lot of great things happened because of that."
Boise State was led by sophomores Genevieve Ling (79-72-77) and Dana Clary (75-74-79), who finished tied for 20th at 228 (+12). Junior Sammie Pless finished tied for 24th with a three-round total of 231 (73-77-81, +15).
Ling averaged 74.07 this season, the lowest single-season scoring average all-time at Boise State. Her seven top-25 finishes in 2014-15 are tied for the fourth most in school history.
Samantha Martin, who finished tied for 29th (79-78-76--233, +17), concluded her junior season with a scoring average of 74.70, the second lowest in school history. She set the school record last year, averaging 74.81, and now owns two of the top three marks in school history. Martin will enter her senior campaign tied for first on Boise State's career top-10 and top-25 finishes lists.
Clary (75.71) and Pless (76.50) also posted two of the lowest single-season scoring averages in school history, checking in at fifth and ninth, respectively, with their performances this season.
Junior McKenzie Ford (74-83-83--240, +24) rounded out the scoring in the Broncos' final tournament of the 2014-15 season.
San Diego State claimed the team title with an 876 (+12), and New Mexico's Manon Molle captured medalist honors in the first hole of a playoff after carding a 6-under 210.