Martin Concludes MW Championships in Top 10

GOBRONCOSDOTCOM Samantha Martin is the 13th women's golfer in school history to earn all-league honors.
GOBRONCOSDOTCOM
Samantha Martin is the 13th women's golfer in school history to earn all-league honors.
GOBRONCOSDOTCOM

April 26, 2014

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. - Boise State women's golf sophomore Samantha Martin finished in the top 10 at the 2014 Mountain West Championships Saturday, and was joined in the top 25 by a pair of Bronco freshmen.

Martin set the Broncos' all-time three-round scoring record at a conference tournament, carding rounds of 74-72-77 to finish in a tie for seventh at 223 (+7).

The sophomore from Los Angeles was also named second-team All-Mountain West, the 13th women's golfer in school history to earn all-league honors, and the second since Boise State joined the MW.

Oceane Pelloille finished 13th with a 227 (72-77-78, +11), and Genevieve Ling finished tied for 24th with a 232 (74-78-80, +16).

The trio led Boise State to a sixth-place team finish (296-305-319--920, +56) at the par-72, 6,324-yard Dinah Shore Course at the Mission Hills Country Club, 11 strokes back of a three-way tie for third place.

"Overall, this was a great season," head coach Nicole Bird said. "We broke a lot of records and we learned what more we want to accomplish. For such a young team, it can only get better. I am so happy to have everyone returning, and they are hungry to do better next season. This team, all nine of them, are amazing and so great to coach."

For Martin, the top-10 finish was her seventh of the season, the most in school history. She also has nine top-25 finishes, another Bronco single-season record. She averaged 74.82 strokes through 27 rounds in 2013-14, the lowest single-season scoring average in school history.

In just two seasons at Boise State, Martin has accumulated eight top-10 finishes and 15 top 25s, ranking third and tied for seventh all-time, respectively.

Ling, in her debut season with the Broncos, recorded the seventh-lowest single-season scoring average in school history, averaging 76.60 strokes through 25 rounds.

Sophomores McKenzie Ford (78-78-84--240, +24) and Sammie Pless (76-78-89--243, +27) rounded out the scoring for the Broncos.

Fresno State's Gudrun Bjorgvinsdottir earned medalist honors at 218 (+2), and New Mexico took home the team title with a 902 (+38).