Newren earns Mountain West Conference Women's Golfer of the Month

(Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

Mountain West Conference Announces Women's Golfer of the Month

BYU's Rachel Newren earns the October honor

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - BYU senior Rachel Newren has been selected the Mountain West Conference Women's Golfer of the Month for October.

Newren, a Salt Lake City native, paced the Cougars with a ninth-place

finish out of 77 golfers at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational on Oct.

9-11. She posted a 54-hole total of eight-over-par 224 on the par 72,

6,130-yard Sahalee Golf and Country Club Course.

Newren's performance helped the Cougars to a ninth place finish in the

Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational, which featured five teams ranked in the

top 25 by

The following week, Newren led the Cougars to a second place finish in

the TaylorMade Aztec Fall Classic, carding a two-round score of

five-over-par 149 on the 6,259-yard Salt Creek Golf Course on Oct. 17.

Newren's score of 149 placed her in a tie for 15th in a field of 113


Newren has had 23 top-20 appearances throughout her career with the BYU Cougars.

On the season, Newren is second in the MWC with a 72.91 stroke average.