Cougars conclude fall season with ninth-place finish

Las Cruces, N.M.--Under windy conditions at the University Golf Course in Las Cruces, N.M. the BYU women's golf team shot a final round 313 to finish ninth at the Price's Give Em Five Intercollegiate.

With strong winds throughout the day, scores went up. But the Cougars were able to capitalize moving into the nineth spot after a consistent final round.

"Under the conditions, we had a pretty solid round," BYU head coach Gary Howard said. "We knew we had to finish strong and I think we did just that."

Competing against five of the nation's top 25 teams, the Cougars had their strongest performance of the fall season as three Cougars finished in the top thirty individually. Junior Carrie Summerhays led the Cougars shooting 72-80-77--229 to finish in 22nd place. Summerhays, the 1999-2000 Co-MWC Player of the Year, was followed by Junior Lisa Dernick 76-74-80--230 and Adrianne Gibby 75-82-75-232. True freshman Nicole Newren also played solid in her first collegiate tournament.

"We finished this fall on a positive note," BYU head coach Gary Howard said. "We're starting to build some confidence. I see us moving up this spring."

The Cougars will now take a winter break before their springs seasons starts on February 12 at the Aztec Invitational in San Diego, Calif.

Final Team Scores

1 New Mexico State U. 296 290 300 886

2 TCU 289 292 316 897

3 Oklahoma State Univ. 301 296 304 901

4 Oklahoma, U. of 306 301 302 909

Baylor University 302 298 309 909

6 Texas Tech Univ 306 305 305 916

7 Nebraska, U. of 302 306 310 918

8 Missouri, U. of 302 298 323 923

9 Brigham Young Univ. 301 313 313 927

10 North Texas, U. of 308 302 318 928

11 Kansas State Univ. 316 307 310 933

12 Colorado State Univ. 306 318 318 942

13 Colorado, U. of 310 318 318 946

14 Oregon State U. 310 317 325 952

15 Denver, Univ. of 321 311 328 960

16 Texas El Paso, U. of 324 328 343 995

17 Boise State Univ. 334 327 335 996

18 Wyoming, U. of 323 335 343 1001

BYU Individual Scores

t22 Carrie Summerhays BYU 72 80 77 229 +13

t25 Lisa Dernick BYU 76 74 80 230 +14

t30 Adrianne Gibby BYU 75 82 75 232 +16

t51 Summer Pierce BYU 78 77 82 237 +21

70 Nicole Newren BYU 81 83 81 245 +29