Cougars at the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational

Junior Shayla Forsey is leading the Cougars in Round 1 of the Dick McGuire Invitational. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (Sept. 18, 2008) – The BYU women’s golf team is off to a solid start at the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational at the University of New Mexico.

The Cougars finished Round 1 on Thursday afternoon at +17 309, good enough for a tie at No. 11 with Campbell University out of 16 schools participating.

Junior Shayla Forsey is leading the team at +3 and is tied at No. 32 in the overall field of golfers. She bogeyed the 5th hole but responded by scoring birdies on the No. 6 and 9 holes.

Senior team captain Natalia Jimenez is in a tie at No. 38 overall after she finished at +4, two times suffering bogeys and quickly turning around the next hole making birdies.

Sophomores Jade Bollinger and Sara Romero are in a tie at No. 47 completing the round at +5. Bollinger started off with a double bogey but came back with a birdie on No. 2. Romero also came back with a birdie after suffering a bogey in one instance.

Maggie Yuan finished Rd. 1 at +8 while junior Camille Gardner is golfing independently and is in a tie for No. 66 at +7.

“We started a little slow today and were unable to make up ground,” said head coach Sue Nyhus. “But we did get in good practice today and I think we’ll be ready for another round of golf tomorrow.”

Pepperdine is leading the field at even-par followed by Mountain West Conference schools New Mexico (+2) and Wyoming (+5). TCU, UNLV, Colorado State and San Diego State are also participating in the tournament.

Pepperdine           E   1

New Mexico +2 2

Wyoming +5 3

UC Davis +6 4

Texas +9 T5

TCU +9 T5

UNLV +9 T5

Colorado +9 T5

Indiana +11 9

Colorado State +13 10

Brigham Young +17 T11

Campbell +17 T11

UTEP +22 T13

Hawaii +22 T13

San Diego State +22 T13

New Mexico State +23 16

BYU

S. Forsey +3 76 T32

N. Jimenez +4 77 T38

J. Bollinger +5 78 T47

S. Romero +5 78 T47

M. Yuan +8 81 T73

C. Gardner (I) +7 80 T66

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