Significant Improvement in Round Two

Freshman Maggie Yuan improved by five strokes in the second round of the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PALOS VERDES -- Continuing to compete on a tough course with top-notch competition, the BYU women’s golf team improved by eight strokes overall to end round two of the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge in 16th place at 96-over-par.

The team shot 44-over-par on the second day of play, improving from its 52-over-par first-round performance on Monday.

Under chilly weather conditions, freshman Maggie Yuan improved her score by five strokes in the second round, shooting a nine-over-par 80 and moving up six spots individually to No. 59 at 23-over-par. She made one birdie on the day, but suffered two bogeys.

Senior Natalia Jimenez leads the team currently at the No. 22 spot, moving up five spots after improving three strokes from round one. She shot an even-par back nine despite four double-bogeys in round two. She finished the day at 15-over-par overall.

Sophomore Jade Bollinger continued consistent play by improving by a stroke in the second round and ending the day at 25-over-par overall. Despite the one-stroke improvement, she fell three spots to No. 66 individually.

Camille Gardner proved her consistency by completing the second round at +17, the same finish from round one. She made two birdies in the second round. Junior Shayla Forsey is also competing for the Cougars.

Arizona State’s Juliana Murcia continues to lead the field at one-under-par, with USC’s Lizette Salas following at five-over-par. Arizona State, USC and UCLA lead the tournament field going into the final round on Wednesday.

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2009 Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge

BYU

T22 N. Jimenez 80-77 +15

T59 M. Yuan 85-80 +23

T66 J. Bollinger 84-83 +25

T80 C. Gardner 88-88 +34

T80 S. Forsey 87-89 +34

The field

1 (3) Arizona State +31

2 (2) USC +44

3 (1) UCLA +51

4 (11) Wake Forest +53

5 (19) Denver +59

6 (16) California +61

7 (29) Florida +66

T8 (27) Ohio State +67

T8 (13) Pepperdine +67

10 (20) Michigan State +68

11 Baylor +72

12 (21) Stanford +75

13 (25) Notre Dame +83

14 (47) East Carolina +85

15 (32) Texas A&M +86

16 BYU +96

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