BYU places seventh at Bruin Classic

Sophomores Carrie Summerhays and Adrianne Gibby paced the BYU women's golf team to a seventh-place finish and the team's lowest 54-hole total of the season at the Pioneer Electric Bruin Classic.

After struggling in it's first two spring tournaments, BYU got on track thanks to the play of Gibby and Summerhays. Summerhays shot a final round 72 to finish 11th overall while Gibby, who made her first hole in one on her 20th birthday, shot a career 54-hole best of 228 to place 18th overall.

"This is the first tournament where everybody has shot under 240 individually," BYU head coach Gary Howard said. "We had a really good effort in this tournament. This is the kind of stuff we are capable of."

Howard is excited about warmer temperatures in Utah Valley that should give his Cougar squad more practice time and a chance to concentrate on the team's short game, which has been BYU's weakness as of late.

"It's hurt us not being able to practice very much the last few weeks," Howard said.

BYU next plays in the Lady Aztec Spring Invitational in San Diego on March 27-28.

"Last year the Lady Aztec Tournament was the turning point for us," Howard said. "We're starting to improve and I think we are ready to have another good showing down there."

FINAL STATS

1. Pepperdine 288 304 289 881

2. Oklahoma State 300 302 294 896

3. UCLA 298 305 296 899

4. Texas A&M 300 307 297 904

5. California 295 312 299 906

6. Washington St. 304 308 300 912

7. Brigham Young 302 316 304 922

8. Oklahoma 302 319 313 934

9. Northern Ariz. 312 321 306 939

10. SMU 314 308 322 944

11. San Francisco 305 319 321 945

12. CSU Northridge 320 317 313 950

13. San Diego State 306 326 320 952

14. Long Beach St 322 320 318 960

14. Nevada 321 321 322 964

16. Portland State 341 338 306 985

BYU SCORES

t11 Carrie Summerhays 75 77 72 224

t18 Adrianne Gibby 73 79 76 228

t41 Jessica Gardner 77 79 79 235

t46 Summer Pierce 78 82 77 237

t51 Nicole Parry 77 81 81 239