2nd Place Finish at MWC Championships

Natalia Jimenez led BYU at the MWC Championships, finishing tied for 2nd at 2-over-par. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

ALBUQUERQUE -- The No. 30 BYU women's golf team achieved a strong second-place finish at the Mountain West Conference Championships. Junior Natalia Jimenez led all Cougars and finished tied for second place at 2-over-par.

"I'm really proud of Natalia for finishing in second," BYU head coach Sue Nyhus said.

BYU seniors Juli Erekson and Ashley Childers also had strong performances in the final round of the tournament. Erekson shot a 2-over-par 75, including three birdies on the front nine. Childers followed suit, with three birdies on the back nine and a final round score of 3-over-par 76.

"I'm excited that our team elevates their confidence and refines their skills in every tournament we play in," Nyhus said.

The Mountain West Conference Championship was a 54-hole tournament featuring seven teams, including No. 22 New Mexico, No. 47 UNLV and No. 27 TCU. New Mexico won the tournament at 12-over-par. UNLV followed BYU in third place and TCU finished in fourth.

"We're still improving and look forward to regionals in a few weeks," Nyhus said.

LEADERBOARD

Place School R1 R2 R3 Total

1 New Mexico 298 291 299 888 +12

2 BYU 307 296 304 907 +31

3 UNLV 308 306 302 916 +40

4 TCU 324 302 297 923 +47

5 Colorado State 324 314 304 942 +66

6 Wyoming 319 327 322 968 +92

7 San Diego State 326 328 315 969 +93

Place Player R1 R2 R3 Total

T2 Natalia Jimenez 74 73 74 221 +2

T8 Juli Erekson 79 74 75 228 +9

T8 Daphne Vines 77 72 79 228 +9

T13 Ashley Childers 78 77 76 231 +12

19 Jade Bollinger 78 78 80 236 +17

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