April 7, 2014
MARICOPA, Ariz. - Boise State sophomore Samantha Martin fired a school-record, 4-under-par 68 in the second round of the Cowgirl Classic Monday, and will enter the final round in second place.
The previous school record of 69 had been accomplished six times before Martin broke it.
Martin's two-round score of even-par 144 (76-68) at the par-72, 6,231-yard Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club has her three strokes back of the tournament leader, Camille Orito of New Mexico State. Martin and Orito are the only golfers in the 108-woman field at par-or-better.
"We have many goals as a team, but one of them is to continue to rewrite the women's golf record books at Boise State," head coach Nicole Bird said. "It has been exciting and gratifying to see the hard work this team has put in, especially when you're seeing them achieve their goals both individually and as a team."
After winning the Cowgirl Classic a year ago, the defending champion Boise State women's golf team is in second place, only five strokes back of tournament leader New Mexico State. The Broncos' second-round team score of 296 (+8) is tied for the lowest round of the tournament, and the squad concluded the opening day with a two-round total of 598 (302-296, +22).
Freshman Genevieve Ling is tied for seventh place after carding rounds of 72-76 (148, +4).
Ford, Martin and Pless each recorded an eagle Monday, giving the team eight on the season - tied with USC for the most in the country.
The final round of the Cowgirl Classic is slated to begin Tuesday with a shotgun start at 8:45 a.m. (MT).
Live scoring is available at Golfstat.com.