BYU Concludes Season at NCAA West Regional

Junior Natalia Jimenez led BYU in the third round of the NCAA West Regional. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

LINCOLN -- The No. 27 BYU women's golf team finished the 2008 NCAA West Regional in 17th place at 43-over-par.

Junior Natalia Jimenez led the Cougars in round three, shooting a 3-over-par 75 for the day. She hit consistently throughout the round and finished the tournament tied for 56th place with teammate Daphne Vines.

Although the Cougars fought hard, the third round proved to be the most challenging of the NCAA West Regional. Seniors Juli Erekson and Ashley Childers both shot an 8-over-par 80 and Jade Bollinger shot a 6-over-par 78.

The 2008 NCAA West Regional was held at the par-72 Lincoln Hills Golf Club, where tournament tees are set at 6,338 yards. The West Regional consisted of 21 Division-I schools from various parts of the United States, including No. 2 Southern California, No. 4 Arizona State and No. 12 Arizona.

The top eight teams from the West Regional will advance to the NCAA Championships in Albuquerque, N.M. No. 2 Southern California won the tournament at 9-under-par, while No. 4 Arizona State finished in second place at 6-over-par and No. 47 UNLV followed in third at 15-over-par.

With a 17th-place finish at the tournament, the Cougars concluded their 2007-08 season. They look forward to a summer of practice and a strong season in 2008-09.

FINAL Team Leaderboard

Place School To Par Today R1 R2 R3 Total

1 USC -9 -4 283 288 284 855

2 Arizona State +6 +1 296 285 289 870

3 UNLV +15 +13 288 290 301 879

4 Arizona +16 +4 299 289 292 880

T5 Oklahoma State +18 +8 293 293 296 882

T5 Arkansas +18 +6 291 297 294 882

7 Tulsa +20 +1 287 308 289 884

T8 UC Davis +28 +8 300 296 296 892

T8 Ohio State +28 +7 299 298 299 892

T8 Stanford +28 +11 295 298 299 892

11 Michigan State +29 +6 295 304 294 893

12 California +33 +13 295 301 301 897

13 Oregon +37 +13 303 297 301 901

14 UC Irvine +40 +13 302 301 301 904

15 Oklahoma +41 +15 299 303 303 905

16 San Jose State +42 +16 300 302 304 906

17 BYU +43 +21 295 303 309 907

18 Fresno State +44 +8 306 306 296 908

19 North Carolina +50 +18 297 311 306 914

20 Portland State +64 +24 308 308 312 928

21 Oral Roberts +67 +21 310 312 309 913

BYU INDIVIDUAL Leaderboard

Place Player R1 R2 R3 Total

T42 Juli Erekson 72 72 80 224 +8

T56 Natalia Jimenez 79 74 75 228 +12

T56 Daphne Vines 72 80 76 228 +12

T76 Ashley Childers 72 78 80 230 +14

93 Jade Bollinger 79 79 78 236 +20

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