Keley Vines narrowly missed her sixth-consecutive top-10 finish Tuesday after tying for 11th. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)
CHANDLER, Ariz. -- The BYU women's golf team bested their second-round total by eight strokes in the final round of the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic Tuesday to caputre third and post their third-consecutive top-5 finsh.
"The girls fought really hard today," said BYU head coach Carrie Roberts. "It was fun to watch them battle and chip away at the lead."
After starting the day tied for 15th, sophomore Kelsey Vines shot a 1-over 73 to tie for 11th place with a 223 (+7) tournament total. Vines has placed in the top-15 in six of her seven appearances this season.
Junior Maggie Yuan, who led the Cougars in day one with two rounds of 74, shot a final-round 77 (+5) en route to grabbing a tie for 16th place, her third top-25 finish of the spring.
Yuan was trailed close by freshman Annika Afoa, who shot a 2-over 74 in round three to finish tied for 19th. Afoa posted a 226 (+10) tournament total. Senior Jade Bollinger made the most improvement on day two, shooting a 3-under 69 and moving up 30 spots to a tie for 30th place.
Amanda Keith, who competed as an individual, and Emily Copier finished tied for 76th and 94th respectively with tournament totals of 242 (+26) and 247 (+31).
The Cougars now prepare for the Mountain West Conference tournament, held at the Wigwam Resort in Phoenix April 14-16.
"I think these girls will be fired up for conference," Roberts said. "We will continue practicing as hard as we can and work to put three solid rounds together."
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The Field - 2011 Wyoming Cowgirl Classic
1. Portland State
2. New Mexico State
4. Texas El Paso
5. Northern Arizona
7. UC Riverside
9. Louisiana Monroe
11. Boise State
12. Northern Colorado
13. Cal Poly
15. Sacramento State
16. Montana State
17. Weber State
18. Southern Utah
19. Santa Clara
20. South Dakota State
21. Eastern Washington
22. Utah Valley
23. Idaho State
3 Brigham Young University +38 308 301 293 902
T11 Kelsey Vines +7 77 73 73 223
T16 Maggie Yuan +9 74 74 77 225
T19 Annika Afoa +10 79 73 74 226
T30 Jade Bollinger +13 78 72 69 229
T94 Emily Copier +31 85 81 81 247
T76 Amanda Keith* +26 81 82 79 242
* competing as an individual