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BYU in ninth at WSU Cougar Cup

PULLMAN, Wash. – The BYU women’s golf team stands in ninth place after the first day of competition at the 2012 Washington State University Cougar Cup led by a consistent effort from senior Amanda Keith and sophomore Maria Yacaman.

Keith and Yacaman both finished the day at nine-over-par after two rounds of tournament action. Keith had a strong first round, shooting three birdies on the back nine to finish at two-over-par. Yacaman contributed two birdies in round one to finish at three-over-par.

“Maria and Amanda played well that first round,” head coach Carrie Roberts said. “A lot of good things are going on, we just need to do it more consistently.”

Freshman Lea Garner struggled early on, before finding her groove in round two. Garner shot a first-round 80 (+8) and a second-round 76 (+4) with a span of seven straight pars on the back nine. Sophomore Lauren Atkinson also finished strong going one-under-par on the back nine to shoot a second-round 76 (+4).

The Cougars will work hard to improve upon their ninth place standing tomorrow trailing eighth place Nevada by eight strokes. Coach Roberts looks to help her team shoot their best round of the tournament during round three.

“We had a goal to do better each round, so we just need to make better decisions and commit better,” Roberts said. “Our goal is to beat the first round score [tomorrow] by at least two shots.”

Fellow West Coast Conference opponent Gonzaga currently stands in third place, while Santa Clara is currently tied for 10th place with Sacramento State. Live stats of tomorrow's tournament action can be followed at golfstat.com.

Individual Scores

Place

Player

Round 1

Round 2

Total

T32 Amanda Keith +2 +7 +9
T32 Maria Yacaman +3 +6 +9
T46 Lea Garner +8 +4 +12
T50 Lauren Atkinson +9 +4 +13
T62 Annika Kahaiali'i +5 +11 +16

Team Scores

Place

Team

Score

1 California +5
2 Washington State +9
3 Gonzaga +14
4 CSU Fullerton +20
5 UC Irvine +22
6 Idaho +28
7 Portland State +30
8 Nevada +31
9 BYU +39
T10 Sacramento State +51
T10 Santa Clara +51
12 Eastern Washington +55
13 Montana +61
14 Montana State +65