Cougars Narrowly Miss Birth to NCAA Championships

AUBURN, Wash. -- The BYU women's golf team finished 12th at the NCAA West Regional Saturday in Auburn, Washington. They just missed a birth to the NCAA Championships by 10 strokes.

"We fought hard again today despite the conditions," said BYU head coach Carrie Roberts. "We had a good season and the girls worked very hard to accomplish what they did."

The Cougars were just 10 strokes out of eighth place, which would have earned them a spot in the NCAA Championships May 18-21.

Finishing tied for 25th, sophomore Kelsey Vines shot a third-round 75 (+3) and finished with a tournament total of 226 (+10).

In her first regional appearance, freshman Annika Afoa finished tied for 35th after a third-round 76 (+4) gave her a 227 tournament total.

After starting the final day tied for 94th, junior Maggie Yuan shot a 2-over 74 to move into a tie for 63rd place overall. Yuan was followed closely by teammate Jade Bollinger, who carded a third-round 79 (+7) to finish tied for 69th.

Emily Copier finished tied for 106th after a third-round 86 (+14) gave her a 243 tournament total.

The Field - 2011 NCAA West Regional

 

1. USC

2. Tennessee

T3. Virginia

T3. UC Davis

5. Arizona

6. South Carolina

7. Washington

8. Texas A&M

9. Oregon

10. Iowa State

11. Oklahoma

12. BYU

13. Denver

14. Georgia

15. Pepperdine

16. Tulsa

17. UTSA

18. San Diego State

19. New Mexico

20. Portland State

21. San Jose State

T22. New Mexico State

T22. Oral Roberts

24. Texas El Paso

12 Brigham Young University +54 303 311 304 918

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T25 Kelsey Vines +10 74 77 75 226

T35 Annika Afoa +11 75 76 76 227

T63 Maggie Yuan +18 81 79 74 234

T69 Jade Bollinger +19 76 80 79 235

T106 Emily Copier +27 78 79 86 243

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