ISU Sports Information
POCATELLO, Idaho – Kylie Martens was in a comfort zone Monday and Tuesday at the Rose City Collegiate Golf Tournament hosted by Portland State. Martens, who grew up in Beaverton, Ore., had played the Langdon Farms Golf Club course in high school and felt at home amongst the green trees surrounding the course.
The comfort level showed in her scores as she finished with a 228 (74-77-77) for the tournament to lead the Bengals. The 228 tied for the third best tournament score in Idaho State history.
“She is confident in the way she is playing,” Idaho State coach Dallen Atkins said. “She is breaking her own personal marks every tournament she shows up too. I envision her doing even better going forward.”
Through three tournaments Atkins has been pleased with the growth of his team and is looking forward continued improvement.
“I am proud of what we have done so far,” Atkins said. “We need to keep our heads up and the momentum going forward.”
That momentum has Martens excited about the rest of the season.
“Dallen has helped us so much with our game,” she said. “Our team dynamics are a lot better and he is always there to help anyone with anything.”
Martens said Atkins has played a key role in helping with her short game and how to handle getting out of rough situations.
“Whenever I text him he is always available,” Martens said. “He looks at my swing and helps me with what I should be thinking in certain situations.”
The players are heeding Atkins advice and looking forward to upcoming tournaments.
“I am so excited to see how the rest of fall and spring is going to go,” Martens said.
To round out the Bengal scoring on Tuesday, Abby Kadrmas shot an 81 in round 3 to finish with a 242. Hadley Hersh finished tournament play with a 247 (78-76-93) and Brooke Williams shot an 82 in round 3 to finish with a 247 (80-85-82). Katrina Weil finished play by shooting a 267 (85-82-100).
Idaho State is back in action Oct. 16 at the Pat Lesser-Harbottle Invitational in Tacoma, Wash.