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Summerhays Tied for Eighth After 2-Under 70

TEMPE -- Going as low as 5-under during her round, BYU sophomore Carrie Summerhays eventually turned in a 2-under-par 70 Friday as the Cougars posted a 312 team score in the second round of the NCAA Women's Golf West Regional.

The Cougars are now in 22nd place with a two-day total of 622. BYU coach Gary Howard's 48th-ranked team will need to make up 20 strokes in Saturday's final round to qualify for nationals but his top player, Summerhays, is tied for eighth and in position to earn an individual berth.

Summerhays started her day on the back nine and made the turn at four-under with birdies on holes 10, 14, 15 and 18. A 4-foot birdie on the fourth hole dropped her score to a sizzling five-under before she suffered three straight bogeys. She three-putted the par-5 fifth hole after hitting into a deep grass bunker and then missed the green on the back-to-back par 3s at six and seven.

"I didn't go with my first instinct and second guessed myself," Summerhays said regarding the bogeyed holes. "I bogeyed the par 3s because I hit the wrong club. I wasn't worried about how I'd finish (the final two holes) -- I was just a little frustrated."

Summerhays just missed her birdie putt on eight before coming in with a par on nine to record her 2-under score. Teammate Adrianne Gibby was the only other Cougar to score in the 70s with a 5-over-par 77. Summer Pierce posted an 82, followed by Nicole Parry with an 83 and Jessica Gardner with an 86. Parry and Gardner were poised to turn in 80 score cards before finding trouble on the final hole.

"We started out tentative on the first five holes but we stabilized things and played well before we got into some trouble on the final hole," BYU coach Gary Howard said. "Carrie and Adrianne carried us. Carrie really put us on her back and carried us today."

Top-ranked Arizona overtook first place with a 4-under-par 284 for a 580 total. San Jose State is second at 589, followed by USC at 593, Stanford at 594 and Pepperdine at 595. Individually, Miriam Nagl of Arizona State leads with a 71-68--139, followed by Robecka Heinmert of San Jose State and Candie Kung of USC at 140. Kung fired the best round of the tournament with a 7-under 65 Friday.

Following Saturday's final round, the top 13 teams and three individuals not on a qualifying team will advance to the NCAA Championships.

Team Scores

1. Arizona 296-284--580

2. San Jose State 303-286--589

3. USC 308-285--593

4. Stanford 297-297--594

5. Pepperdine 302-293--595

6. Arizona State 299-298--597

T7. New Mexico State 301-297--598

TCU 305-293--598

9. Tulsa 294-305--599

T10.Nebraska 298-302--600

Oregon 303-297--600

T12.Oklahoma 301-301--602

Texas 298-304--602

14. UCLA 307-298--605

15. Oklahoma State 307-301--608

16. Missouri 314-298--612

17. Texas Tech 306-307--613

18. Baylor 309-308--617

19. Washington 321-298--619

T20.California 315-306--621

New Mexico 318-303--621

22. BYU 310-312--622

23. Oregon State 320-304--624

24. Washington State 317-312--629

BYU Scores

Carrie Summerhays 75-70--145

Adrianne Gibby 78-77--155

Summer Pierce 77-82--159

Jessica Gardner 80-86--166

Nicole Parry 84-83--167