Cougars in Fifth After First Day at MWC Tourney

SUNRIVER -- The BYU women's golf team carded a 25-over 309 and stands in fifth place after the first round of the Mountain West Conference Championship in Sunriver, Ore.

The tournament is being played on Meadows Course (par 71/6,180yards) at the Sunriver Resort.

Freshman Natalie Newren's play continues to lead the Cougars, as she shot three-over 74 to be locked in a four-way tie for sixth.

Senior All-American Carrie Summerhays is in a tie for 12th after carding a five-over 76. Fellow senior Lisa Dernick-Hardy started the day well carding 36 on the front nine, but she faltered down the stretch with a 43 on the back nine to finish tied for 18th.

New Mexico is atop the team standings after shooting nine-over 293, three shots better than second place San Diego State. Kristi Larsen of New Mexico was the only player to card an opening round score under-par after a sizzling three-under 68.

Eighteen holes are scheduled for the second round which will tee-off Tuesday at 9 a.m. (PST).

Individual Finishes

T 6 Natalie Newren 35- 39 74 +3

T 12 Carrie Summerhays 39- 37 76 +5

T 18 Lisa Dernick-Hardy 36- 43 79 +8

T 22 Nicole Newren 39- 41 80 +9

T 26 Jessica Gardner 43- 39 82 +11

Fin. Teams Scores

1 New Mexico, U. of 293 +9

2 San Diego State Univ 296 +12

3 Colorado State Univ. 301 +17

4 UNLV 305 +21

5 Brigham Young Univ. 309 +25

6 Wyoming, U. of 325 +41

Mountain West Conference Champ

Meadows Course Sun River, OR

Dates: 04/22 - 04/24 (Today:04-22-2002)

Par: 71

Yardage: 6089

Fin. Name School Scores

1 Kristi Larsen New Mexico 33- 35 68 -3

2 Shayna Miyajima S.Diego St 35- 36 71 E

3 Lynette Duran Col. St. 35- 37 72 +1

4 Kailin Downs New Mexico 36- 37 73 +2

Heather Rollo S.Diego St 37- 36 73 +2

6 Natalie Newren BYU 35- 39 74 +3

Bridget Johnson Col. St. 38- 36 74 +3

Katrina Leckovic New Mexico 38- 36 74 +3

Jennifer Hoene S.Diego St 37- 37 74 +3

10 Hwanhee Lee UNLV 36- 39 75 +4

Erin Borcherts UNLV 33- 42 75 +4

12 Carrie Summerhays BYU 39- 37 76 +5

Stephanie Linnell Col. St. 40- 36 76 +5

14 Christine Hentzner UNLV 41- 36 77 +6

15 Claudia Ferrini New Mexico 36- 42 78 +7

Sandy Kim S.Diego St 38- 40 78 +7

Tina Mabanta UNLV 39- 39 78 +7

18 Mayumi Motoyama Col. St. 39- 40 79 +8

Asa Jankler S.Diego St 39- 40 79 +8

Lisa Dernick-Hardy BYU 36- 43 79 +8

Shannon Johnson New Mexico 41- 38 79 +8

22 Katherine Crowley Wyoming 42- 38 80 +9

Nicole Newren BYU 39- 41 80 +9

Tara Ludwig Wyoming 38- 42 80 +9

25 Kristen Campos Col. St. 40- 41 81 +10

26 Alison McGuire Wyoming 40- 42 82 +11

Jessica Gardner BYU 43- 39 82 +11

28 Kim Nissen Wyoming 45- 38 83 +12

Autumn Monteiro UNLV 41- 42 83 +12

30 Shala Hanson Wyoming 39- 45 84 +13