Cougars off to a slow start at Spartan Invitational

Salinas, Calif.--Playing against the toughest competition of the season, BYU got off to a slow start under rainy conditions at the Spartan Invitational on Monday.

Playing against seven of the nation's top 25 teams, the Cougars sit in 12th place after the first round thanks to solid first rounds by Carrie Summerhays and Adrianne Gibby. Both shot 76 while teammate Lisa Dernick shot a first-round 77. But the Cougars lacked a solid fourth score to bolster the top three.

BYU is coming off it's first win of the season two weeks ago at the Aztec Spring Invitational in San Diego.

Alena Sharp and Rachel Bailey each shot two-under 70 to lead eighth-ranked New Mexico State to a 287 and the lead at the Spartan Invitational Women's Golf Tournament at Corral de Tierra Country Club Monday afternoon.

Round two will begin on Tuesday at 10 a.m.

TEAM SCORES

1 New Mexico State U. 287

2 Arizona State U. 290

3 Pepperdine Univ. 298

4 Oklahoma State Univ. 299

Tulsa, U. of 299

Washington, U. of 299

7 Stanford University 302

8 Washington State U. 305

9 San Jose State Univ 306

10 Penn State Univ. 308

11 Oregon State U. 312

12 Brigham Young 315

13 Colorado, U. of 317

14 Hawaii, Univ. of 324

15 Rhodes College 328

16 CSU-Monterey Bay 414

INDIVIDUAL SCORES

Carrie Summerhays 76

Adrianne Gibby 76

Lisa Dernick 77

Nicole Newren 86

Summer Pierce 88