Entrada to Host MWC Tournament

During her first seasona at BYU, Erekson was named MWC Freshman of the Year. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

Provo, UT (April , 2007)-- Following a win at their home tournament two weeks ago, the BYU women's golf team will play the course once again, as they head to the Mountain West Conference Championship at Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club in St. George, Utah.

Since the formation of the MWC in 1999, New Mexico had 4 wins in a row from 2000 to 2003 and UNLV had 3 in a row from 2004 to 2006. This marks the second consecutive year the tournament will be held in St. George. The Cougars are ready for another challenge and a shot at their first MWC Championship.

"I am confident that our girls will play well and be in contention for their first MWC Championship," said head coach Sue Nyhus, "The tournament will be exciting, our conference is really strong."

Opened in September 1996, the Johnny Miller Signature Golf Course is a par 71 and will play at 6,210 yards. It challenges the golfers with arrow fairways and lava rock. The Cougars will tee-off with No. 96 San Diego State and No. 24 TCU on Thursday starting at 11:10 a.m MST.

TOURNAMENT QUICK FACTS

Date: April 19-21 (Thursday - Saturday)

Rounds: Three-rounds (54 holes); 18 holes on Thursday, 18 holes on Friday, 18 holes on Saturday

Tee Times: Starting at 9:30 a.m. on each day. (Mountain Standard Time)

Course: Entrada at Snow Canyon (www.golfentrada.com) in St. George, Utah (3.5 hours south of Provo, Utah, 2 hours NE of Las Vegas).

Par: 71

Yardage: 6,210

2006 TEAM Champion: UNLV (291-303-301--895 +31)

2006 Individual Champion: Da Sol Chung (playoff), UNLV (76-73-73--222 +6)

TOURNAMENT Field: 7 Teams (National Rankings in Parentheses): BYU(15),

New Mexico(17), TCU(24), UNLV(45), Colorado State(75), San Diego State and Wyoming.

Fans and Media Attending 2007 Championship

Fans and members of the media should be familiar with golf course etiquette.

Admission is free, but media must coordinate interviews through the MWC media

relations contact. Photographers must request a credential from the MWC office

and should obtain the rules and regulations before proceeding on the course.

Championship Schedule: 54 holes - 18 each day

Tee Times: Thursday-Saturday - 9:30 a.m. (MT)

Results: For quickest results, refer to live-scoring at golfstat.com;

Results will also be made available as soon as possible on:

www.byucougars.com.

Media Contact: Becky Motchan, Work:(719) 488-4046 Cell: (314) 853-6487.