Freshman Newren Has Career Tourney, Cougars Finish Fourth

Lisa Hardy

ST. GEORGE -- In its final regular season tournament, the BYU women's golf team rode the career performance of true freshman Natalie Newren, to finish fourth after a nine-over 297, in the final round of the BYU Dixie Classic.

"Natalie was steady for us throughout the tournament," head coach Sue Nyhus said. "That's probably the best tournament she has put together. It's great to see her coming in and doing so well for us."

Newren, playing in her eighth collegiate tournament, was the most consistent Cougar throughout the competition, and she finished strong by carding an even-par 72 to finish with a three round three-over-par effort to finish in a tie for eighth. Newren's eighth place finish set a career mark as did her three round total of 224, trumping previous bests of a 19th and 226.

"Except for missing a few putts I think everything was going well for me out there today," Newren said. "It's a full day of work out there and I just tried to stay mentally tough."

UC Irvine, in its first year of play, clinched its first-ever team title with a 35-over 899 to win the tournament by nine strokes over second place Idaho and 10 strokes over defending champion San Francisco. The Anteaters also claimed the individual title, as the duo of Walailak Satarak and Stella Lee tied for first. Both players carded even-par 72s in the final round, and finished two-under 214 for the tournament. After struggling in the second round with a 12-over 84, senior All-American Carrie Summerhays rebounded with a final round 74 to finish in a tie for 19th, to record her highest finish of the spring season. Summerhays caught fire on the back nine with two birdies to finish the tournament.

Nicole Newren(BYU Photo by Dave Broberg)

"I saw Carrie play her game of golf the final nine holes today," Nyhus said. "It meant a lot to see her finish the tournament so well."

The three remaining Cougar regulars also shot rounds in the 70s, as BYU overcame a lackluster second round 31-over 319, to shoot a final round best nine-over 297.

Newren's sister, sophomore Nicole Newren, shot rounds of six-over 78 in the second and third rounds to finish in a tie for 26th. Seniors Adrianne Olson and Lisa Dernick-Hardy overcame second round scores of 81 and 82, to shoot 77 and 74 on Tuesday.

"Nicole is showing a lot of improvement and even though she may not be real pleased with how she scored, her game is progressing quickly," Nyhus said.

For the second consecutive tournament BYU has defeated MWC opponents Colorado State, Wyoming and San Diego State.

"I'm seeing a lot of good things on the course," Nyhus said. "In terms of preparation for post-season play we are definitely heading in the right direction. The final result wasn't necessarily as important as how it prepared us for the Mountain West Conference Tournament in two weeks.

The Cougars will have just under two weeks to prepare before heading to the MWC Championships in Sunriver, Ore., April 22-24.



Nicole Newren(BYU Photo by Dave Broberg

BYU Individual Scores (* Individual)

T 8 Natalie Newren 74 78 72 224 +8

T 19 Carrie Summerhays 73 84 74 231 +15

T 26 Nicole Newren 77 78 78 233 +17

T 31 Adrianne Olson 77 81 77 235 +19

T 33 Lisa Dernick-Hardy 80 82 74 236 +20

T 46 *Jessica Gardner 79 82 77 238 +22

T 62 *Margaraet Gibby 78 84 81 243 +27

T 104 *Sarah Bridges 90 87 82 259 +43

FINAL RESULTS BYU Dixie Classic

Sunbrook G.C. St. George, UT

Dates: 04/08 - 04/09 (Today:04-09-2002)

Par: 72 72 72

Yardage: 5734 5787 5927

Fin. School Scores

1 UC - Irvine 295 301 303 899 +35

2 Idaho, University of 299 306 303 908 +44

3 San Francisco, U. of 306 299 304 909 +45

4 Brigham Young Univ. 301 319 297 917 +53

5 Denver, Univ. of 304 303 313 920 +56

6 Colorado, U. of 310 309 303 922 +58

7 Washington State U. 307 300 316 923 +59

8 Colorado State Univ. 306 306 314 926 +62

Nevada, U. of 310 314 302 926 +62

10 San Diego State Univ 303 320 310 933 +69

11 Northern Arizona U. 313 327 312 952 +88

12 Long Beach State 322 322 316 960 +96

13 Boise State Univ. 332 315 319 966 +102

14 Montana, Univ. of 318 323 327 968 +104

15 Portland State Univ. 327 318 329 974 +110

Idaho State Univ. 322 328 324 974 +110

17 Weber State Univ. 322 324 331 977 +113

18 Hawaii, Univ. of 334 322 331 987 +123

19 Wyoming, U. of 319 341 336 996 +132

20 Montana State Univ. 336 332 336 1004 +140

21 Mesa State 345 346 329 1020 +156

22 UC - Riverside 336 361 337 1034 +170

FINAL RESULTS BYU Dixie Classic

* Individual Sunbrook G.C. St. George, UT

Dates: 04/08 - 04/09 (Today:04-09-2002)

Par: 72 72 72

Yardage: 5734 5787 5927

Fin. Name School Scores

1 Walailak Satarak UC Irvine 68 74 72 214 -2

Stella Lee UC Irvine 70 72 72 214 -2

3 Susannah Laing USF 72 71 72 215 -1

4 Julie Wells Idaho 74 70 72 216 E

5 Erin Kerr Colorado 77 71 71 219 +3

6 Kelly Schaub Denver 73 74 74 221 +5

7 Meghan Ingalls Nevada 76 74 72 222 +6

8 Kim Welch Wash. St. 73 76 75 224 +8

Natalie Newren BYU 74 78 72 224 +8

10 Lani Elston Idaho 73 77 75 225 +9

Jean M. Shimozaki USF 77 70 78 225 +9

12 Tessa Gillam Denver 72 73 81 226 +10

13 Jay Lee Longbottom Wash. St. 77 73 78 228 +12

Lynette Duran Col. St. 76 76 76 228 +12

15 Marie Beasley Boise St. 83 70 76 229 +13

Heather Rollo S.Diego St 71 80 78 229 +13

Bridget Johnson Col. St. 75 75 79 229 +13

18 Christine Anast Denver 76 74 80 230 +14

19 Marie Louise Juul Long Beach 80 78 73 231 +15

Jill Srigley Idaho St. 76 78 77 231 +15

Rene Krause Hawaii 75 77 79 231 +15

Tasha Browner Wash. St. 75 74 82 231 +15

Carrie Summerhays BYU 73 84 74 231 +15

24 Alana Condon Nevada 77 81 74 232 +16

Lisa Chen USF 79 77 76 232 +16

26 Nicole Newren BYU 77 78 78 233 +17

Margaret Pierose Montana 73 82 78 233 +17

Stephanie Linnell Col. St. 77 78 78 233 +17

29 Lauren Gray No Arizona 77 81 76 234 +18

Shayna Miyajima S.Diego St 76 81 77 234 +18

31 Jennifer Footlik Colorado 78 81 76 235 +19

Adrianne Olson BYU 77 81 77 235 +19

33 Allison Rella Colorado 77 82 77 236 +20

Lyndsie Jensen Montana St 78 78 80 236 +20

Mayumi Motoyama Col. St. 78 77 81 236 +20

Bronwyn Hubbard No Arizona 77 81 78 236 +20

Lisa Dernick-Hardy BYU 80 82 74 236 +20

Noelle Hamilton Idaho 74 83 79 236 +20

Jennifer Hoene S.Diego St 79 81 76 236 +20

Lindzee Frei Idaho 81 76 79 236 +20

41 Hanna-RiikkaKuitunen No Arizona 78 81 78 237 +21

Sandy Kim S.Diego St 77 81 79 237 +21

Sunny Lee UC Irvine 74 82 81 237 +21

Jolene Fellhauer Colorado 83 75 79 237 +21

*Chandeni Gill Nevada 81 77 79 237 +21

46 Kim Nissen Wyoming 76 86 76 238 +22

Erin Long Nevada 81 82 75 238 +22

*Jessica Gardner BYU 79 82 77 238 +22

49 Nicole Keller Idaho 78 84 77 239 +23

Laura Richards Miner Weber St. 80 77 82 239 +23

51 Rebecca Randolph PortlandST 81 78 81 240 +24

Shelly Raworth UC Irvine 83 79 78 240 +24

53 Alison McGuire Wyoming 79 80 82 241 +25

Jennifer Hedberg Boise St. 85 78 78 241 +25

Carla Legaspi Long Beach 82 79 80 241 +25

Rebekah Martin Idaho St. 82 77 82 241 +25

Jennie Peek Nevada 76 80 85 241 +25

58 Christine Walchuk Montana 83 78 81 242 +26

Erin LaPlaunt Nevada 82 79 81 242 +26

Sarah Tiller PortlandST 83 76 83 242 +26

Donna Bell Wash. St. 82 77 83 242 +26

62 Angela Mackinnon Idaho St. 77 84 82 243 +27

Bobbi Dunn PortlandST 79 81 83 243 +27

Laura Viveros USF 78 83 82 243 +27

Sara Silva Denver 83 82 78 243 +27

Kristen Campos Col. St. 82 78 83 243 +27

*Margaraet Gibby BYU 78 84 81 243 +27

68 Teal Thron Long Beach 77 80 87 244 +28

Jordan Auten USF 85 81 78 244 +28

Jennifer Cavanaugh Montana 80 79 85 244 +28

Karlie Ward UC Irvine 86 76 82 244 +28

*Lexie Jensen Weber St. 82 81 81 244 +28

73 Julie Heselton No Arizona 81 84 80 245 +29

74 Sarah Richards Weber St. 80 82 84 246 +30

75 Stephanie Silva Mesa State 79 86 82 247 +31

Jessica Allee Mesa State 86 81 80 247 +31

Marissa Kim Boise St. 82 81 84 247 +31

Darci Dehlin Weber St. 82 81 84 247 +31

79 Joey Stester Colorado 78 88 82 248 +32

Mira Lee Long Beach 83 85 80 248 +32

81 Le-Anh Nguyen UC-Rvrside 82 87 80 249 +33

Jenny Judd Boise St. 82 86 81 249 +33

Jennifer Ruddy Montana 82 84 83 249 +33

*Katie Oliphant Montana St 82 88 79 249 +33

85 Lynsey Myers Weber St. 80 88 82 250 +34

Katherine Crowley Wyoming 77 86 87 250 +34

Lisa Zimmer PortlandST 85 83 82 250 +34

Arielle McFarland Weber St. 83 84 83 250 +34

89 Kimberly Feliciano UC-Rvrside 81 84 86 251 +35

Bobbie Arakawa Hawaii 87 82 82 251 +35

Erica Leslie Montana St 85 83 83 251 +35

Jackie Stevens Wash. St. 88 82 81 251 +35

93 Lara Quinn Hawaii 85 81 86 252 +36

*Robin Worthington Colorado 80 85 87 252 +36

95 Sabrina Faber Mesa State 86 88 79 253 +37

96 Tiffani Spring Montana St 85 82 87 254 +38

Megan McGuinness Hawaii 87 82 85 254 +38

98 Tina-Jaija Peltokosk No Arizona 82 87 86 255 +39

Claire Riley S.Diego St 89 78 88 255 +39

Jenny Fiedler Denver 88 83 84 255 +39

101 Kristin Scholl Hawaii 89 84 85 258 +42

Amy Wieber Boise St. 86 87 85 258 +42

Jeana Lee PortlandST 84 90 84 258 +42

104 Eileen Spindler Idaho St. 87 89 83 259 +43

*Sarah Bridges BYU 90 87 82 259 +43

106 Katie Webber Long Beach 91 88 83 262 +46

107 Sarah Walmsley UC-Rvrside 87 93 85 265 +49

Shannon McDonald Montana St 88 91 86 265 +49

*Emily VonDoehren No Arizona 86 89 90 265 +49

110 Ashley Cariveau Wyoming 87 89 91 267 +51

111 Courtney O'Neill UC-Rvrside 86 97 86 269 +53

112 Katie Beckmann Mesa State 94 91 88 273 +57

113 Aryn Cariveau Wyoming 90 93 93 276 +60

114 Jill Gough UC-Rvrside 89 98 90 277 +61

115 Megan McDonald Montana St 96 89 96 281 +65

116 *Gretchen Fishburn Weber St. 96 94 95 285 +69

117 Ranae Isaak Idaho St. 103 97 87 287 +71

118 Lauren Gagnon Mesa State 94 98 96 288 +72

119 *Michelle Thompson Weber St. 97 107 114 318 +102

WD Katie Jacobson Montana WD WD WD

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