Emily Copier is one of three Cougars in the top-10 after day one. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)
LAS -- Three Cougars shot below par Monday, including an 6-under 66 by Kelsey Vines to lead the BYU women's golf team to the top of the leaderboard after day one of the UNLV Spring Rebel Invitational.
The Cougars (-8) claimed the first day lead by two strokes over No. 24 Oklahoma (-6) and lead No. 25 Pepperdine (-3) by five strokes.
Vines carded seven birdies on the par-72 Boulder Creek Golf Course, giving her a low-round of 66 and putting her in the lead by one stroke.
Joining Vines in the top-10 are senior Emily Copier, who carded a first-round 70, and sophomore Amanda Keith, who birdied five holes to post a 1-under 71 and move into a tie for seventh place.
Senior Jade Bollinger and junior Maggie Yuan stand tied for 21st and 39th respectively after rounds of 73 and 76. Freshman Annika Afoa, who is competing as an individual, carded a first-round 82 and sits in a tie for 74th.
The second of three rounds begins tomorrow with the first Cougar teeing off at 8:50 am PT. Follow second-round action live by clicking HERE or by visiting www.golfstat.com.
The Field - 2011 UNLV Spring Rebel Invitational
T6. North Texas
T8. Ball State
T8. Oregon State
12. Colorado State
13. New Mexico State
14. South Dakota State
1 Brigham Young University -8 280 280
1 Kelsey Vines -6 66 66
T5 Emily Copier -2 70 70
T7 Amanda Keith -1 71 71
T21 Jade Bollinger +1 73 73
T39 Maggie Yuan +4 76 76
T74 Annika Afoa* +10 82 82
* competing as an individual