April 16, 2018
Round One Leaderboard
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. - The Boise State women's golf team opened the 2018 Mountain West Women's Golf Championship on a positive note, placing four golfers in the top 25 after the first of three rounds of competitions, Monday at Dinah Shores Championship Course at the Mission Hills Country Club.
The Broncos opened the tournament with a combined 303 (+15) - their lowest round at a Mountain West Championship since they shot 301 in the first and second rounds in 2015. Boise State is currently in seventh, but only one stroke back of sixth-place Nevada. UNLV leads the field at 1-under par.
"We played really solid today," Boise State head coach Nicole Bird said. "We didn't make very many birdies, but we made a lot of pars and that's key on this golf course. Everyone took care of business and put us toward the middle of the pack. We will tighten up a few areas before tomorrow's round and we will be ready to go!"
Boise State is currently tied for the lead in par-5 scoring as a team (5.00, E), and made 58 pars on the day.
Sophomore Valentine Lacaze, making her first appearance at a Mountain West Championship, leads the team at 3-over par. Lacaze shot 75 on the day, and is currently in a tie for 17th.
The Broncos are also led by a trio who are currently tied for 24th. Freshmen Alejandra Lobelo and Lexi Perry, as well as junior Kinsley Bonfilio, all shot 76 (+4) on the day, and joining Lacaze in the top 25. Boise State is one of two schools to place four golfers in the top 25 at the end of the first round, as only leader UNLV matches that total.
Nicole Suppelsa (82, +10) rounded out Boise State's lineup.
The conference championship will continue tomorrow, with tee times starting at 8 a.m. MT.
2018 Mountain West Women's Golf Championship
7. Boise State- 303 (+15)
T17. Valentine Lacaze- 75 (+3)
T24. Alejandra Lobelo- 76 (+4)
T24. Lexi Perry- 76 (+4)
T24. Kinsley Bonfilio- 76 (+4)
T42. Nicole Suppelsa- 82 (+10)