Cougars shoot record low round at MWC Championsips

Sunriver, Ore. - All-American Carrie Summerhays shot a one-under-par 70 helping BYU score its lowest single round total (292) in its history during the second round of the Mountain West Conference Women's Golf Championship at the Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Oregon on Tuesday.

Despite BYU's record second round, New Mexico extended its lead to 14 strokes after shooting a one-over par 285 today. The Lobos fired a nine-over 293 yesterday and now have a two-day total of 578 (+10). Colorado State moved into second place after a team total of 290 today and a two-day score of 592 (+24). San Diego State dropped to third with a 12-over 296 and a 36-hole total of 596 (+28), while BYU remains in fourth place (311-292=603) and Wyoming fifth (317-312=629).

Individually, New Mexico senior Elisa Kase moved into sole possession of first place after shooting a three-under 68, which is a tournament-low and

women's championship course record. Kase now has a two-day total of 139 (-3). Colorado State sophomore Mayumi Motoyama (71-69) and New Mexico senior

Ryley Webb (71-69) are currently tied for second, one stroke behind Kase at 140 apiece. BYU's Summerhays advanced to eighth place after a poor first round. Lisa Dernick (77-75=152) continued her steady play and is in 11th place. True freshman Nicole Newren carded a personal record 71 in the second round.

"That came at a very appropriate time for this team," BYU head coach Gary Howard said. "We got a real team effort from everyone at a time when we really needed it."

The final round of play will begin at 8 a.m. (PST) Tuesday morning. The Mountain West Conference will also announce its women's golf all-conference team and individual honors at the conclusion of the championship.

Team Standings         Scores

1. New Mexico 293-285=578 (+10)

2. Colorado State 302-290=592 (+24)

3. San Diego State 300-296=596 (+28)

4. BYU 311-292=603 (+35)

5. Wyoming 317-312=629 (+61)

Individual Scores

1. Elisa Kase, New Mexico 71-68=139 (-3)

2. Mayumi Motoyama, Colorado State 71-69=140 (-2)

Ryley Webb, New Mexico 71-69=140 (-2)

4. Jo Clingan, San Diego State 72-72-144 (+2)

5. Asa Jankler, San Diego State 72-75=147 (+5)

Claudia Ferrini, New Mexico 76-71=147 (+5)

7. Wendy Veto, Colorado State 75-73=148 (+6)

8. Carrie Summerhays, BYU 80-70=150 (+8)

9. Heather Rollo, San Diego State 77-74=151 (+9)

Alison McGuire, Wyoming 77-74=151 (+9)

11. Lisa Dernick, BYU 77-75=152 (+10)

Robyn Roy, Colorado State 79-73=152 (+10)

13. Stephanie Linnell, Colorado State 78-75=153 (+11)

Adrianne Gibby, BYU 77-76=153 (+11)

15. Kristi Larsen, New Mexico 77-77=154 (+12)

Jennifer Hoene, San Diego State 79-75=154 (+12)

Kellyn Newman, New Mexico 75-79=154 (+12)

18. Bridget Johnson, Colorado State 78-78=156 (+14)

Summer Pierce, BYU 77-79=156 (+14)

Sandy Kim, San Diego State 80-76=156 (+14)

Nicole Newren, BYU 85-71=156 (+14)

22. Jana Johnson, Wyoming 80-78=158 (+16)

23. Jessi Santesson, Wyoming 81-80=161 (+19)

24. Kim Nissen, Wyoming 84-80=164 (+22)

Tara Ludwig, Wyoming 79-85=164 (+22)

BYU Individuals

8. Carrie Summerhays 80-70=150 (+8)

11. Lisa Dernick 77-75=152 (+10)

13 Adrianne Gibby 77-76=153 (+11)

18 Summer Pierce 77-79=156 (+14)

18. Nicole Newren 85-71=156 (+14)