Alexis Edwards had a solid round to help BYU place fifth so far at the Dick McGuire Invitational. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. --The BYU women's golf team is in fifth place after two rounds of tournament play at the Dick McGuire Invitational held in Albuquerque, N.M.
The Cougars shot 298-294 for eight over par on the par-73 golf course.
"It was a good start to our year, especially since we have been with this team less than a week," said head coach Sue Nyhus. "We were only able to start after the first day of school, so it has been quite a whirlwind of a start."
All-American Rachel Newren led the team with 74-72 and is currently tied for 13th place in the tournament standings.
Daphne Vines, a freshman from Austin, Texas, played consistently with scores of 74-74, just one over par each round.
"She is off to a great start for her college career," said assistant coach David DeSantis.
Returners Ashley Childers, Natalia Jimenez and Alexis Edwards also played impressively to help BYU place fifth so far. Hannah Summerhays, playing in her first college tournament, carded an eagle in her second round of play.
"Our team is pumped," said senior Edwards. "We have a lot of team chemistry and we have a lot of support. We'll go out tomorrow and try to win the tournament."
The Cougars will continue tournament play Tuesday morning.