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Women’s Golf heads to Fresno

A young team is one way to describe this year’s Boise State women’s golf team. The young team, most of which consists of underclassmen, will be sending two freshmen and three sophomores to Fresno, Calif. to compete in the Fresno State Lexus Classic on March 17-18.

This tournament will be a two-day, 54-hole tournament at the par-72, 6,212 yard Cooper River Country Club. It will consist of two rounds on Monday and the final round on Tuesday, starting at 10 a.m. each day.

The Broncos missed the tournament last year due to conflict with the dates, but have been in this tournament the last 10 years. Head coach Nicole Bird is excited and optimistic that even though she has a young team, they will come out and play hard at the tournament.

“I’m excited about this line-up because this is the line-up that won in the fall in South Carolina. I’m excited that we have the same group going to this event; there are only going to be seven teams there,” Bird said.

There will be six other schools joining the Broncos on Monday. Those schools are CSU Northridge, Nevada, Sacramento State, San Francisco and San
Jose State.

“I think it will be interesting; San Jose State is really strong and so is San Francisco. If we can play our best golf at that point, I know that we can get a win against them. It will just take everybody playing a good round,” Bird said.

During the fall the team has been playing hard and competitively against other teams and one another to prepare for this upcoming tournament in Fresno. Sophomore Samantha Martin is anticipating the course to be hard and the weather to be unpredictable.

“This course is going to be difficult and I’m not sure how the weather is going to be, but I think that if we play good golf it will turn out well,” Martin said.

For freshman Oceane Pelloille, the Fresno State Lexus Classic will be her fourth tournament as a Bronco.

“The field is harder this semester than last semester. The field at this tournament is hard, but we have been doing well so far and we will still improve,” Pelloille said.

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