Last season the Boise State women’s golf team had one of their most successful seasons to date.
The Broncos finished second at the Mountain West Championships by tying a school record for a three round tournament.
2012 was the the Broncos best season in almost 20 years and their second best showing in school history at a conference tournament.
After the success they experienced in their 2012 season, the bar is set high for the Broncos in 2013.
Even though they lost several good players from the 2012 team, they are expected to be among the top once again led by a trio of sophomores that turned in quite the performances as freshmen.
The trio is led by sophomore Samantha Martin who at last season’s Mountain West Championships, had her first top-10 finish to go along with six top 25 finishes for the year.
That is tied for seventh best in school history. She also has a scoring average of 76.65, which ranks sixth best in school history.
McKenzie Ford who placed 11 at the Mountain West Championships last April. Ford will look to continue her momentum she had at the end of last season for the Broncos.
To round out the trio, is sophomore Sammie Pless. Pless finished tied for 24 at the championships as a freshman and had five top 25 finishes for the Broncos.
One thing you will notice upon taking a look at the roster is this is a very young team. The Broncos have five freshmen on this years squad that include Dana Clary, Jamie Donizio, freshman Genevieve Ling, freshman Oceane Pelloille, and freshman Haliee Piper.
The Broncos in fact do not have a single senior on this year’s team as junior Jenna Leurquin is the team’s most seasoned veteran. Leurquin along with the trio of Martin, Ford, and Pless will look to be the leaders of the team and help guide this year’s very young Bronco roster.
The Boise State women will open the season at home this week at the Bronco Fall Invitational on Sept. 16 and 17 at the Falcon Crest Golf Course in Kuna.
The tournament will serve as the only home tournament the team will have all year.
The Broncos will have four more tournaments during the fall season, which will include Rose City Collegiate in Oregon, Price’s “Give ‘Em Five” Invitational in New Mexico, SCU Colby invitational in California, and the Winthrop Intercollegiate in North Carolina.
The Broncos will then have a few months off before returning to play in February for their competitive season leading up to the Mountain West Championships and the NCAA Regional and National Championships.