Cougars Advance to Second Place at UNLV Spring Invitational

Freshman Jade Bollinger continues to lead the Cougars, tied for sixth place at 2-under-par. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

BOULDER CITY -- After a strong second round at the UNLV Spring Invitational, the BYU women's golf team sits in second place at 1-over-par. Freshman Jade Bollinger continues to lead the team tied for sixth place at 2-under-par.

Three Cougars--Bollinger, Sophomore Daphne Vines, and Junior Natalia Jimenez--shot under par in round two. Bollinger birdied three holes on the back nine and fired an eagle on hole 16. Vines shot six birdies on the back nine, helping her finish the day tied for 10th place at 1-under-par, along with Jimenez who hit five birdies in the second round.

"It's exciting and fun to play well," said BYU head coach Sue Nyhus. "We're playing better and every chance we have to play outside helps us improve."

The three-day tournament is being held at the par-72 Boulder Creek Golf Club, with tournament tees set at 6,204 yards. There are 18 teams participating in the tournament, and Washington State currently leads at 2-under-par.

The Cougars hope to have a solid final round at the UNLV Spring Invitational.

"We're looking forward to a great day tomorrow," Nyhus said. "If we give 100 percent to each individual shot, then we'll play well."

The final round of the tournament will be played Wednesday, with tee times beginning at 7:30 a.m. PST. Live stats can be found at www.golfstat.com.

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