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Cougars Lurking in Fifth at MWC Tourney

SUN RIVER -- Four Cougars improved upon their first round scores, as the BYU women's golf team carded a 19-over 303 to remain in fifth place, after the second round of the Mountain West Conference Women's Golf Championships.

Senior All-American Carrie Summerhays jumped into a tie for sixth place after a two-over 73. Summerhays stands seven shots behind leader Lynette Duran of Colorado State. She needs one more individual crown to pass Pam Miller and become the winningest female golfer in BYU history.

After carding a first round 74, freshman Natalie Newren struggled Tuesday with a 79, but she remains in the top 20 as she stands in a tie for 12th.

Junior Jessica Gardner of Centerville, Utah, saw the biggest improvement of any Cougar from the first round, shooting six shots better in carding a 76. Gardner is currently tied in 22nd place.

Nicole Newren also shot a second day 76 to stand in a tie for 17th, and senior Lisa Dernick-Hardy had a 78 to stand alone in 21st.

San Diego State is the team leader after a 14-over 298 to lead by three strokes over second place Colorado State. First round leader New Mexico stumbled with a 305 as it tumbled into third place (598), four shots behind the Aztecs.

The third and final round of the MWC Championships will tee-off starting at 9 a.m. (PST) on Wednesday. The Cougars will tee-off at the following times: Jessica Gardner 9, Nicole Newren 9:10, Lisa Dernick-Hardy 9:20, Carrie Summerhays 9:30 and Natalie Newren 9:40.

Individual Finishes

T 6 Carrie Summerhays 76- 73 149 +7

T 12 Natalie Newren 74- 79 153 +11

T 17 Nicole Newren 80- 76 156 +14

21 Lisa Dernick-Hardy 79- 78 157 +15

T 22 Jessica Gardner 82- 76 158 +16

Fin. Top 20 Teams Scores

1 San Diego State Univ 296 298 594

2 Colorado State Univ. 301 296 597

3 New Mexico, U. of 293 305 598

4 UNLV 305 303 608

5 Brigham Young Univ. 309 303 612

6 Wyoming, U. of 325 323 648

Mountain West Conference Champ

Meadows Course Sun River, OR

Dates: 04/22 - 04/24 (Today:04-23-2002)

Par: 71

Yardage: 6089

Fin. Name School Scores

1 Lynette Duran Col. St. 72 70 142 E

2 Shayna Miyajima S.Diego St 71 73 144 +2

3 Heather Rollo S.Diego St 73 72 145 +3

4 Kristi Larsen New Mexico 68 78 146 +4

5 Jennifer Hoene S.Diego St 74 74 148 +6

6 Hwanhee Lee UNLV 75 74 149 +7

Carrie Summerhays BYU 76 73 149 +7

Kailin Downs New Mexico 73 76 149 +7

Erin Borcherts UNLV 75 74 149 +7

10 Bridget Johnson Col. St. 74 77 151 +9

Katrina Leckovic New Mexico 74 77 151 +9

12 Mayumi Motoyama Col. St. 79 74 153 +11

Claudia Ferrini New Mexico 78 75 153 +11

Natalie Newren BYU 74 79 153 +11

Stephanie Linnell Col. St. 76 77 153 +11

16 Christine Hentzner UNLV 77 77 154 +12

17 Tina Mabanta UNLV 78 78 156 +14

Nicole Newren BYU 80 76 156 +14

Kristen Campos Col. St. 81 75 156 +14

Shannon Johnson New Mexico 79 77 156 +14

21 Lisa Dernick-Hardy BYU 79 78 157 +15

22 Asa Jankler S.Diego St 79 79 158 +16

Jessica Gardner BYU 82 76 158 +16

24 Tara Ludwig Wyoming 80 79 159 +17

25 Sandy Kim S.Diego St 78 82 160 +18

26 Kim Nissen Wyoming 83 78 161 +19

27 Autumn Monteiro UNLV 83 80 163 +21

28 Alison McGuire Wyoming 82 83 165 +23

29 Katherine Crowley Wyoming 80 86 166 +24

30 Shala Hanson Wyoming 84 83 167 +25