Jimenez Tied for 8th Place at Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge

Junior Natalia Jimenez leads the Cougar squad at 4-over-par after two rounds. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PALOS VERDES -- After two rounds at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge, BYU sits in tenth place at 41-over-par and junior Natalia Jimenez leads the team tied for 8th place at 4-over-par.

"Natalia played really well today," said BYU head coach Sue Nyhus. "She was 3-under-par at one point, and she hit four birdies."

Jimenez' four birdies included three on the front nine and one on the back. Sophomore Daphne Vines also had a solid second round, finishing the day tied for 15th place at 6-over-par.

The three-day tournament is being held at the par-71 Palos Verdes Golf Club, with tournament tees set at 5,912 yards. There are 15 schools participating in the tournament, and Southern California currently leads at 18-over-par.

Nyhus looks forward to improving play in the final round of the tournament.

"We need to be more decisive and know what we're trying to do before we hit the ball," she said. "Wednesday should be a great day for us."

The final round of the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge will be played Wednesday. Tee times begin at 8:15 a.m., and live stats are available at www.golfstat.com.

TEAM LEADERBOARD Round 2

Place School To Par Today R1 R2 Total

1 Southern California +18 +4 298 288 586

2 UCLA +19 +15 288 299 587

3 Florida +21 +7 298 291 589

4 Arizona State +30 +12 302 296 598

5 Texas A&M +34 +14 304 298 602

6 Wake Forest +35 +18 301 302 603

7 Pepperdine +36 +22 298 306 604

8 Stanford +38 +22 300 306 606

9 Oklahoma State +39 +20 303 304 607

10 BYU +41 +27 298 311 609

11 TCU +48 +26 306 310 616

12 Arizona +49 +25 308 309 617

13 Denver, Univ. of +51 +19 316 303 619

14 Ohio State +56 +31 309 315 624

15 Michigan State +59 +31 312 315 627

BYU Individual Leaderboard Round 2

Place Player To Par Today R1 R2 Total

T8 Natalia Jimenez +4 +2 73 73 146

T15 Daphne Vines +6 +4 73 75 148

T50 Ashley Childers +15 +11 75 82 157

T67 Juli Erekson +19 +13 77 84 161

T72 Jade Bollinger +21 +10 82 81 163

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