First-Place at BYU Dixie Classic

After two rounds, Senior Juli Erekson is in first place at 5-under-par . (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

ST. GEORGE -- After two rounds at the BYU Dixie Classic, the BYU women's golf team leads the tournament. The Cougars currently sit in first place at 9-over-par, 14 strokes ahead of second-place Nebraska.

Three Cougars lead the tournament in individual play. Senior Juli Erekson currently is in first place at 5-under-par, junior Natalia Jimenez sits in second place at 1-under-par, and sophomore Shayla Forsey is in third place at 3-over-par.

Erekson shot an impressive 4-under-par 68 in the second round, giving her a strong lead. In round two, she hit four birdies on the front nine and two on the back nine. Forsey fired a 1-over-par 73 in the second round to help her advance from 10th to third place.

The BYU Dixie Classic is an annual tournament hosted by the Cougars at the par-72 Entrada at Snow Canyon golf course, where tournament tees are set at 6,151 yards. The 13-team competition includes 72-competitors from various universities, including No. 49 Texas Tech.

The BYU Dixie Classic concludes Wednesday. Round three will begin at 8:30 a.m. MST with a shotgun start.

TEAM Leaderboard

Place School To Par Today R1 R2 Total

1 BYU +9 +9 288 297 585

2 Nebraska +23 +11 300 299 599

3 Colorado State +32 +26 294 314 608

T4 Texas Tech. +47 +31 304 319 623

T4 Oral Roberts +47 +27 308 315 623

6 Portland State +50 +26 312 314 626

7 New Mexico State +54 +33 309 321 630

8 Wyoming +64 +31 321 319 640

9 Weber State +65 +38 315 326 641

10 BYU (B) +77 +41 324 329 653

11 UVSC +111 +52 347 340 687

12 Southern Utah +123 +69 342 357 699

13 Idaho State +131 +66 353 354 707

BYU Individual Leaderboard

Place Player To Par Today R1 R1 Total

1 Juli Erekson -5 -4 71 68 139

2 Natalia Jimenez -1 +2 69 74 143

3 Shayla Forsey +3 +1 74 73 147

T13 Ashley Childers +9 +9 72 81 153

T15 Jade Bollinger +10 +5 77 77 154

T15 Daphne Vines +10 +6 76 78 154

T48 Sara Romero +22 +11 83 83 166

T48 Hannah Summerhays +22 +13 81 85 166

62 Camille Gardner +30 +16 86 88 174

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