BYU Advances to 11th Place at Arizona Wildcat Invitational

Senior Juli Erekson leads the Cougars tied for 28th place at 10-over-par. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

TUCSON -- After two rounds at the Arizona Wildcat Invitational, BYU sits tied for 11th place and senior Juli Erekson leads the Cougars tied for 28th place at 10-over-par.

"We're getting better each day," said BYU head coach Sue Nyhus. "We still have room to improve and we're going to keep working at it."

Despite strong winds, several Cougars improved their scores in the second round, including Erekson who shot two birdies on the back nine. Senior Ashley Childers fired a 3-over-par 74, finishing the second round tied for 32nd place, while freshman Sara Romero shot an eagle at hole 18.

The three-day tournament is being held at the par-71 Arizona National Golf Course, with tournament tees set at 6,238 yards. There are 16 teams participating in the tournament, and Oklahoma State currently leads at 14-over-par.

As BYU concludes the Wildcat Invitational, Nyhus looks forward to the team playing well and improving their skills for future tournaments.

"I hope we continue to progress and manage our game," she said. "That way, when we get to the conference championship we will peak at the right time."

The final round of the Arizona Wildcat Invitational will be played Wednesday with tee times scheduled from 8 to 9:40 a.m. MST.

TEAM LEADERBOARD Round 2

Place School To Par Today R1 R2 Total

1 Oklahoma State +18 +14 288 298 586

2 Duke +22 +18 288 302 590

T3 Arizona +28 +24 288 308 596

T3 Southern Calif. +28 +16 296 300 596

5 Arizona State +35 +32 287 316 603

6 New Mexico +37 +23 298 307 605

7 Auburn +38 +30 292 314 606

T8 UCLA +41 +37 288 321 609

T8 Pepperdine +41 +32 293 316 609

10 Stanford +49 +30 303 314 617

T11 BYU +50 +25 309 309 618

T11 California +50 +37 297 321 618

13 Washington +53 +30 307 314 621

14 Texas +54 +34 304 318 622

15 Vanderbilt +65 +44 305 328 633

16 UNLV +71 +30 325 314 639

BYU Individual Leaderboard Round 2

Place Player To Par Today R1 R2 Total

T28 Juli Erekson +10 +4 77 75 152

T32 Ashley Childers +11 +3 79 74 153

T38 Natalia Jimenez +12 +7 76 78 154

T66 Sara Romero +19 +11 79 82 161

T66 Daphne Vines +19 +13 77 84 161

*T82 Hannah Summerhays +27 +18 80 89 169

*Competing as individual.

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