Cougars Finish Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown

Newren led the Cougars at the Las Vegas Showdown (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

HENDERSON -- The No. 20 BYU women's golf team finished the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown in eighth place, beating the nationally ranked No. 3 team, Arizona, as well as beating all other MWC teams in the tournament.

Rachel Newren led the Cougar team to the eighth place finish. Newren ended the tournament even with par and placing 10th. The tenth place finish is Newren's 23rd top-20 appearance. Juli Erekson and Natalia Jimenez also helped the Cougars by each shooting a six-over-par, landing each in 27th place.

"As far as the tournament, it went fairly well," head coach Sue Nyhus said. "Everyone played really close to par today. It helped to move us up in the rankings."

The round shot at the tournament was the last in the Cougar fall season.

"The last round we played was great as we finished five-under with everyone hitting the hole just right," Nyhus said. "I am glad to see the fall season end on a really good note."

As far as the spring season, Nyhus sees a lot of potential awaiting the team.

"We are continuing to progress and refine," Nyhus said. "We are working hard to help everyone improve. The spring season should be lots of fun and we are expecting a lot of good stuff to happen."

The Cougar season will resume once again on February 26th at the Arizona Wildcat Invitational.

T10  	Rachel Newren   	70-71-75--216  E

T27 Juli Erekson 72-77-73--222 +6

T27 Natalia Jimenez 73-78-71--222 +6

T52 Alexis Edwards 81-77-71--229 +13

T52 Daphne Vines* 74-76-79--229 +13

T73 Hannah Summerhays 81-79-74--234 +18

1 Oklahoma State 292-280-283--855 -9

2 Arizona State 292-289-284--865 +1

3 Pepperdine 293-292-286--871 +7

4 Southern California 293-292-290--875 +11

5 UCLA 297-303-284--884 +20

6 Texas A&M 304-291-290--885 +21

7 Kent State 302-291-293--886 +22

8 Brigham Young 296-303-289--888 +24

9 Arizona 295-296-298--889 +25

10 UNLV 300-298-298--896 +32

T 11 TCU 303-300-294--897 +33

T 11 UC - Irvine 300-299-298--897 +33

13 Colorado State 299-301-300--900 +36

14 Missouri 297-311-301--909 +45

15 Oregon State 304-305-302--911 +47

16 Washington 302-310-307--919 +55

17 Eastern Washington 320-308-313--941 +77

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