Summerhays leads BYU to fifth-place finish.

Sophomore Carrie Summerhays shot a season low round of 71 to finish second overall at the Bay Area Classic while helping her team to a fifth-place finish on Tuesday.

"Carrie played with more confidence than she has all season," BYU head coach Gary Howard said. "I think as a team we struggled that first day, but they all seemed to come back with more confidence that second round."

The Cougars, who got off to a slow eighth-place start shooting 322 the first round, seemed to shake off the winter cobwebs the second round. BYU shot a 310 the second day jumping from eighth place to fifth place overall.

Fifteenth-ranked Pepperdine won the tournament by 19 strokes followed by San Diego State and California. Summer Pierce was the second leading Cougar placing 33rd after shooting a second round score of 76.

BYU's next tournament is March 6-8 at the Spartan Invitational in Monterrey, California. This will be a very important tournament for the Cougars as they will be facing four top-20 teams.

"The top half of the field is really strong," Howard said. "We need to get off to a good start and play well against Hawaii. It is one of those teams we need to do well against to qualify for regionals. I think the attitude of this team is good and we should come out and have a good tournament."

Team Scores (17  teams)

1. Pepperdine 297 290 587 +23

2. San Diego State 306 300 606 +42

3. California 308 299 607 +43

4. CS Northridge 315 308 623 +59

5. Brigham Young 322 310 632 +68

6. Denver 318 317 635 +71

7. Portland 320 318 638 +74

8. Nevada 323 316 639 +75

9. San Francisco 316 324 640 +76

10. British Columbia340 316 656 +92

11. Sacramento St. 326 335 661 +97

12. Weber State 339 331 670 +106

13. Northern Arizona330 343 673 +109

14. Long Beach St. 336 340 676 +112

15. Santa Clara 346 +346 692 +128

16. Gonzaga 353 342 695 +131

DNF Portland State 333 DNF

Top Individual Scores (91 golfers):

1. Tamie Durdin, Pepperdine 74 69 143 +2

2. Lindsey Wright, Pepperdine 71 73 145 +4

Heather Rollo, SD State 72 73 145 +4

Carrie Summerhays, BYU 74 71 145 +4

5. Anne Walker, California 74 73 147 +6

Megan Radonich, Portland 73 74 147 +6

7. Katherine Hull, Pepperdine* 78 70 148 +7

8. Jenny Glasgow, Pepperdine 76 73 149 +8

10. Sarah Walter, Portland 77 74 151 +10

Jill Janotta, SD State 75 76 151 +1

BYU Scores

t2 Carrie Summerhays 74-71-145 +4

t33 Summer Pierce 85-76-161 +20

t39 Adrianne Gibby 79-84-163 +22

t54 Jessica Gardner 84-82-166 +25

t60 Nicole Parry 87-81-168 +27