BYU Wins Roar-EE Invitational

Natalia Jimenez won the Roar-EE Invitational, her first college victory. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

MAMARONECK -- The BYU women's golf team proved their strength and skill as they won the Roar-EE Invitational--their third straight victory this season. Junior Natalia Jimenez lead the Cougars throughout the tournament and won the individual competition with an overall score of 229 at 16-over-par.

"It's great that Natalia was able to win this tournament," said BYU head coach Sue Nyhus. "It was her first college win, which is always exciting."

Four BYU golfers finished in the top ten of the tournament. Senior Juli Erekson shot a 4-over-par 75 in round three to help her finish in second place, just four strokes behind Jimenez. Sophomore Daphne Vines finished in sixth place and freshman Jade Bollinger followed as she tied for 10th place.

"Today was really exciting for us because everyone played well," Nyhus said.

With Jimenez' win, three of BYU's five starters--Erekson, Childers and Jimenez--have experience winning a tournament in their college careers.

The Roar-EE Invitational, hosted by Columbia University, was a 14-team tournament featuring several Ivy League schools including Harvard, Yale and Princeton. Harvard came in second and Yale followed in third place. The tournament was held at the par-71 Hampshire Country Club, where tournament tees were set at 5,833 yards.

"Our strong finish at this tournament prepares us that much more for the Mountain West Conference Championships," Nyhus said.

BYU will compete in the MWC Championships April 17, 18 and 19 in Albuquerque, N.M.

TEAM Leaderboard

Place School R1 R2 R3 Total

1 BYU 324 314 304 942 +90

2 Harvard 341 310 314 962 +113

3 Yale 336 327 325 988 +136

4 Wofford 346 333 317 996 +144

5 Georgetown 346 327 324 997 +145

6 Princeton 344 325 329 998 +146

7 Columbia 337 344 321 1002 +150

8 St. John's 349 334 329 1012 +160

9 Towson 360 342 331 1033 +181

10 Siena College 363 352 340 1055 +203

11 Rutgers 358 366 344 1068 +216

12 Lehigh 365 356 349 1070 +218

13 Brown 373 360 344 1077 +225

14 Hofstra 374 363 344 1081 +229

BYU INDIVIDUAL Leaderboard

Place Player R1 R2 R3 Total

1 Natalia Jimenez 77 76 76 229 +16

2 Juli Erekson 82 76 75 233 +20

6 Daphne Vines 82 83 74 239 +26

T10 Jade Bollinger 83 79 81 243 +30

17 Ashley Childers 86 84 79 249 +36

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