Cougars improve in second round

STANFORD -- BYU's women's golf team moved into 18th place after an improved second round at the 2002 NCAA West Regional on Friday.

BYU was led by senior Carrie Summerhays who moved into 29th place after shooting two-over 74. Junior Jessica Gardner moved up to 67th place after shooting seven-over 79. Nicole Newren was nine over

"We're looking better as a team, but we've got alot of ground to cover tomorrow," said BYU head coach Sue Nyhus.

The Stanford course continues to keep scores high as only three team shot under 300 and, for the second consecutive day, only five individuals shot under par.

Pepperdine continues to lead the 21-team field, but UCLA and Cal narrowed the gap to three stokes. With thirty-one strokes separating BYU and eigth-place Washington, the Cougars are not likely to advance to the NCAA Championships. In their ninth appearance in the NCAA West Regionals, BYU has a very slim chance of making their first appearance in the NCAA Championships. The third and final round will begin at 8 a.m PST on Saturday.

FIRST ROUND TEAM SCORES

1, Pepperdine 289-303--592 +16

2. UCLA 296-299--595 +19

2. California 297-298--595 +19

4. Arizona 299-300--599 +23

5. Stanford 303-304--607 +31

6. New Mexico 302-307--609 +33

7. Arizona State 308-304--612 +36

8. Washington 310-303--613 +37

9. USC 309-307--616 +40

10. San Jose 319-299--618 +42

11. San Francisco 315-304--619 +43

12. New Mexico St. 311-310--621 +45

13. Colorado State 315-312--627 +51

14. Idaho 314-318--632 +56

15. UC Irvine 326-311--637 +61

14. Washington St. 317-320--637 +61

17. No. Arizona 323-320--643 +67

19. BYU 326-318--644 +68

15. Campbell 319-332--651 +75

18. Denver 324-330--654 +78

20. Oral Roberts 335-324--659 +83

BYU INDIVIDUAL SCORES

T29. Carrie Summerhays 79-74--153

T67. Jessica Gardner 83-79--162

T75. Nicole Newren 82-81--163

T99. Natalie Newren 82-86--168

T101. Lisa Dernick 85-84--169