BYU Heads to MWC Championship

BEND -- BYU heads to Sunriver Resort ready to dominate the Mountain West Conference Championship beginning Thursday through Saturday. BYU will enter the six team field ranked as fourth and will play among New Mexico, San Diego State, Colorado State, UNLV and Wyoming.

The Cougars have yet to play to their full potential this year and are looking to do this weekend in the 36-hole championship.

"We have been working so hard this week to make sure we are fully prepared to play our best, and it is important that we do," said head coach Sue Nyhus. "Plus, this tournament is always a fun one for us. Now that we have our finals out of the way, we can relax and enjoy the golf."

Nyhus is planning on the team winning the event so that they can gain a seed for the NCAA Regionals. This will not be too tough with No. 10 MWC ranked Margaret Gibby playing for the Cougars, not to mention No. 13 MWC ranked Natalie Newren. Both sophomores will lead their team to success just as they have done all year.

The tournament will be played on the Meadows Course of Sunriver Resort, playing at a 5,851 yard par 71. Tee time will begin Thursday at 9 a.m. and Friday and Saturday at 10 a.m. BYU will be paired with New Mexico and San Diego State. UNM will be looking to defend their three-time consecutive championship title. UNM won the title last year with a three-day total of 293-305-284--882.

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