Broncos in Second at MW Championships
Hayley Young is only two strokes back of the tournament leader.
Hayley Young is only two strokes back of the tournament leader.

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.

Live scoring is available HERE.

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