BYU Tied For 2nd at Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge

Sophomore Daphne Vines leads the Cougar squad after round one, tied for 10th place with teammate Natalia Jimenez (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PALOS VERDES -- In the opening tournament of the spring season, the BYU women's golf team is tied for second place at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge. After the first round, junior Natalia Jimenez and sophomore Daphne Vines lead the team tied for 10th place at 2-over-par.

"The team had a lot of good shots on the front nine," said BYU head coach Sue Nyhus. "Our players were very focused and showed their best golf skills."

The Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge is a 15-team tournament including 84 competitors and is being held at the par-71 Palos Verdes Golf Club. The tournament tees are set at 5,912 yards.

After a cold winter in Utah, the Cougars were grateful to see grass in California.

"It was great to play on green grass today," Nyhus said. "With such a beautiful day and warm weather, we were reminded of why we love to play golf."

The Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge continues Tuesday and Wednesday with 18 holes each day.

After this tournament BYU heads to Arizona to participate in the Wildcat Invitational on February 25 and 26.

TEAM LEADERBOARD Round 1

Place School To Par Today R1 Total

1 UCLA +4 +4 288 288

T2 USC +14 +14 298 298

T2 Florida +14 +14 298 298

T2 BYU +14 +14 298 298

T2 Pepperdine +14 +14 298 298

6 Stanford +16 +16 300 300

7 Wake Forest +17 +17 301 301

8 Arizona State +18 +18 302 302

9 Oklahoma State +19 +19 303 303

10 Texas A&M +20 +20 304 304

11 TCU +22 +22 306 306

12 Arizona +24 +24 308 308

13 Ohio State +25 +25 309 309

14 Michigan State +28 +28 312 312

15 Denver, Univ. of +32 +32 316 316

BYU Individual Leaderboard Round 1

Place Player To Par Today R1 Total

T10 Natalia Jimenez +2 +2 73 73

T10 Daphne Vines +2 +2 73 73

T19 Ashley Childers +4 +4 75 75

T38 Juli Erekson +6 +6 77 77

T78 Jade Bollinger +11 +11 82 82

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