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Young Named MW Women's Golfer of the Week

GOBRONCOSDOTCOM Young paced the field of 103 golfers at the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic.
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Young paced the field of 103 golfers at the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic.
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April 11, 2013

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Following the first tournament victory of her career, Boise State senior Hayley Young was named Mountain West Women's Golfer of the Week, Thursday.

This is the first-career MW Golfer of the Week award for Young, and the first for a Bronco since Boise State joined the league for 2011-12.

Young paced the field of 103 golfers at the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic held at the Ocotillo Golf Resort in Chandler, Ariz. The Honolulu, Hawai'i, native carded a 2-under-par 214 (71-71-72) on the par 72, 6,299-yard course, setting Boise State's record for lowest three-round score.

Young recorded five birdies in the final round and 10 total across the 54-hole tournament en route to the first individual victory of her career and 10th all-time by a Bronco. The medalist honor is also the first by a Boise State women's golfer since Katie Street won the Wolf Pack Invitational, Sept. 26-28, 2005.

Young, the only individual to finish the tournament under par, tied her career best with rounds of 1-under 71 on each of the first two days of the tournament. Her three-round total earned her a seven-stroke victory, the second-largest margin of victory all-time for a Bronco and the largest since Acey Erlandson won the Portland Invitational by nine strokes Sept. 27-28, 1999.

Boise State secured its sixth all-time team title, as the Broncos posted a combined score of 37-over 901 (307-307-293) to lead all 19 teams. The victory marked the Broncos' first outright title since winning the Bengal Classic, April 17-18, 2000.

Through 23 rounds, Young leads Boise State and ranks third in the Mountain West with a 75.13 stroke average. Young now has 10-career top 10 finishes, including four in the 2012-13 campaign.