BYU's Carrie Summerhays retains the lead on the second day of the MWC Championship

BYU's Carrie Summerhays continues to lead while the Cougars fell five shots behind #14 New Mexico after the second round in the Mountain West Conference women's golf championships at Sunbrook Golf Course in St. George, Utah.

"We can't complain a whole lot about our position," said head coach Gary Howard. "We had two triple bogies on the thirteenth hole and had to count both of them. That was a very pivotal hole for us. If we had parred through that hole, we would be leading the tournament."

Summerhays shot a second round 75 to maintain her three-shot lead over Wyoming's Jordan Lintz. BYU sophomore Adrianne Gibby also continued to play well, shooting 79-77--156, helping the Cougars remain close to highly favored New Mexico.

"I should have run away with it today," Summerhays said, "but my putts just didn't fall. I was still pretty happy with my round. I just want to do my thing tomorrow and have fun."

With the Cougars only five shots out of the lead going into the final round, Howard feels BYU still has a good chance of winning the inaugural Mountain West Conference Championship.

"I think it's very doable--we can still win it," Howard said.

The final round of the Mountain West Championships will begin at eight a.m. on Wednesday at Sunbrook Golf Course in St. George, Utah.

Team Scores

1. New Mexico 311-308--619

2. BYU 310-314--624

3. Colo. St. 310-319--629

4. San Diego St. 315-320--635

5. Wyoming 319-321--640

Individual Scores

1. Carrie Summerhays BYU 72-75--147

2. Jordan Lintz Wyoming 75-75--150

3. Ryley Webb New Mexico 76-76--152

(t) Claudia Ferrini New Mexico 76-76--152

5. Mayumi Motoyama Colo. St. 76-78--154

6. Adrianne Gibby BYU 79-77--156

(t) Asa Jankler SDSU 76-80--156

8. Elisa Kase New Mexico 79-78--157

9. Bridget Johnson Colo. St. 76-82--158

(t) Kristin Clarke Colo. St. 78-80--158

(t) Dianne Overstreet New Mexico 80-78--158

12. Jessi Santesson Wyoming 77-82--159

(t) Heather Rollo SDSU 78-81--159

14. Summer Pierce BYU 78-82--160

BYU Individual Scores

Carrie Summerhays 72-75--147

Adrianne Gibby 79-77--156

Summer Pierce 78-82--160

Jessica Gardner 81-80--161

Nicole Parry 82-85--167