Nevada used a fourth-place finish in women's golf today to sneak to within 25/100th's of a point of Boise State in the WAC Commissioner's Cup race. The Bronco women golfers finished last today at the Championships in Las Cruces. As a result, Nevada now is in control of its own destiny in a serious bid to unseat Boise State as Commissioner's Cup Champion.
Boise State's hopes of repeating as Western
Athletic Conference Commissioner's Cup Champions received a serious jolt
today. The Bronco women's golf team
finished last in the WAC Championship and worse yet, the school that Boise State is fighting for the Cup, Nevada, finished fourth. The Idaho women captured the league title
with a 906.
the women's golf results now complete, Nevada now controls its own destiny in
the Cup standings. The Wolf Pack are now
just 25/100th's behind Boise State and are expected to win the WAC title in men's golf, an event
played in Reno. The Broncos, meanwhile,
are supposed to finish sixth. That
result alone would give the Pack nearly a 6-point lead heading into the final
six sports of the year.
Boise State should regain the lead (of approximately 8 points) following
tennis and track, however at that point all the
Broncos can do is sit and watch as Nevada competes in baseball and
softball. Boise State does not field a team in either
of those sports, the last two events in the Cup standings. There are seven teams in each, meaning Nevada can score anywhere from 2-14
points. Currently, Nevada is projected to score five
points in baseball and three in softball.
Nevada, then, would win the Cup with a surge in those two sports,
a finish better than 6th in men's tennis, or a finish better than 3rd
in women's track.
Bronco golfers were tied for third following the first round, but slipped to
fifth yesterday and finished in seventh place.
Boise State shot a 306 on Monday, followed
by a 315 yesterday and a 314 for a total team score of 935.
Senior Katie Street rebounded from a disappointing
first round to finish in the top 16 with a 231.
Street is the all-time school leader with 21 top 25 finishes. Freshman Iris Ocariza finished in 19th
place with a 233.
WAC Championship Final
Boise State Individuals: T16. Katie Street
(80-78-73-231, +15), 19. Iris Ocariza
(77-78-78-233, +17), T26. Nikki Olson
(78-79-80-237, +21), 33. Lindsey Huebert
(73-84-83-240, +24), 35. Mandi Hedberg
Top Teams: 1. Idaho (309-293-304-906, +42), 2. San Jose State (310-303-296-909, +45), 3. Hawaii (299-312-300-911, +47), 4. Nevada (306-300-309-915, +51), 5. Fresno State (305, 318, 296-919, +55), 6. New Mexico State (307-319-307-933, +69), 7. Boise State (306-315-314-935,
Top Individuals: 1. Erica Motson,
SJSU, (74-73-70-217, +1), T2. Laura Luethke, Fresno State, (70-81-73-224, +8), T2. Renee
Skidmore (79-72-73-224, +8), 4. Corie Hou, Hawaii, (75-74-77-226, +10), T5. Jenelle Gomez, SJSU, (79-76-72-227, +11), T5. Lisa Kajihara, Hawaii, (76-79-72-227, +11), T5.
Heather Olmstead, Nevada, (75-73-79-227, +11).