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Idaho colleges roundup: Boise State golfer one shot back in Arizona

Genevieve Ling, who was nominated for the Malaysian Amateur Golfer of the Year Award last week, is tied for second place after the first two rounds of the Cowgirl Classic, one stroke behind San Francisco’s Emelie Lundstrom. Ling is 1-over through 36 holes, shooting even-par in the first round and carding a 1-over 73 in the second at the 6,186-yard Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club. She recorded three birdies and an eagle Monday and will enter Tuesday’s final round amidst a trio of golfers within a stroke of the lead. The Broncos shot 300-307 (607, +31) as a team, good for sixth amongst the 22 schools in the field. Boise State is two strokes clear of intrastate rival Idaho.

BOISE STATE MEN’S GOLF: David Elliott (Cole Valley Christian High) fired an eagle on hole No. 10 in the second round of the Redhawk Invitational in University Place, Wash., en route to a two-round total of 149 (+9) at Chambers Bay Golf Club — site of the 2015 U.S. Open Championship. Ty Travis (Eagle High) carded rounds of 76 and 73, recording four birdies on the day. The Broncos are in eighth place at 599 (+39). No. 10 Washington leads the tournament at 559 (-1).

NORTHWEST NAZARENE WOMEN’S GOLF: The Crusaders fired their second-best round of the season, 39-over 327, at the NCAA West Regional Spring Preview Tournament in Rohnert Park, Calif., to sit tied for 11th place with league foe Western Washington. NNU’s 327 is one shot off its best round of 326 this season, which the team has shot twice, and just four strokes back of the school record of 323 the Crusaders shot in October 2013. Haley Gochnour (Cole Valley Christian High) leads the Crusaders with a 6-over 78 and is tied for 17th.

NNU BASEBALL: The Crusaders swept a doubleheader against Saint Martin’s 7-2 and 5-4 in Lacey, Wash., to complete the four-game weekend sweep. Jesse Hilyard hit a grand slam for NNU (22-18, 11-9 GNAC) in the opener. Josh Hatfield (Mountain View High) led the Crusaders in the nightcap, going 3-for-3 with three RBIs.

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