AUBURN, Wash. -- Kelsey Vines shot a 2-over 74 and led the BYU women's golf team into a tie for seventh place after the first round of the NCAA West Regional Thursday in Auburn, Washington.
The Cougars shot a 15-over 303 on the day one at the Washington National Golf Course, putting them four strokes out of fourth place and 15 strokes behind leader USC.
Vines, a sophomore, stands tied for 17th after recording three birdies on day one.
Annika Afoa and Jade Bollinger are tied for 26th and 41st respectively after shooting first rounds of 75 (+3) and 76 (+4).
Senior Emily Copier and junior Maggie Yuan moved into ties for 66th and 94th respectively. Copier carded a first-round 78 (+6) while Yuan posted a 9-over 81.
Round two begins Friday at 8 a.m. MT. Follow the action live by visiting www.golfstat.com.
The Field - 2011 NCAA West Regional
4. UC Davis
5. Texas A&M
T7. South Carolina
T10. Iowa State
12. Portland State
T14. San Diego State
T14. New Mexico
19. San Jose State
22. New Mexico State
23. Oral Roberts
24. Texas El Paso
T7 Brigham Young University +15 303
T17 Kelsey Vines +2 74 74
T26 Annika Afoa +3 75 75
T41 Jade Bollinger +4 76 76
T66 Emily Copier +6 78 78
T94 Maggie Yuan +9 81 81