Team Finishes Tied For Third

Daphne Vines finished the Ptarmigan Ram Classic tied for third. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (September 11, 2007)With a 27-over-par 299-297-295--891, No. 16 BYU tied for third place in their season opening tournament in Fort Collins, Colo., at the Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic.

The Cougars entered the final round of the tournament in third place among the twenty-team pool and held their position with another day's great performance from the team.

"We got good solid play from everyone today," said head coach Sue Nyhus. "It's a very impressive finish and everybody had a good day. This first tournament gives us a place to start working from and what to work on with each individual player."

Juli Erekson led BYU during the tournament, with a 74-75-72--221. Erekson finished the tournament with three birdies on the front nine, and three bogeys on the back nine to break even on the 72-par course. Her performance allowed her to move up the leaderboard where she tied for ninth.

Sara Romero also contributed to the team effort finishing the tournament 7-over-par. After shooting 78 on her first round, Romero shot 72 during the second round and 73 on the final day. Romero began the round even during her first eight holes, before she shot thee birdies and four bogeys.

BYU B-team player Daphne Vines tied for third with a 1-over-par 75-70-72--217, a personal best for her.

"Our B team did a great job as well, and it shows how deep our team is with both finishing in the top-10 in this tournament," added coach Nyhus.

The Cougars will next participate in The Preview on Sept. 24-26, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

TEAM SCORES

Pos. Team Rounds Total Score

1 California 288, 293, 287 868

2 Washington St. 298, 295, 294 887

T3 BYU 299, 297, 295 891

T3 Colorado 300, 292, 299 891

T5 San Jose St. 301, 302, 295 898

T5 CSU 297, 306, 295 898

7 Campbell U. 302, 297, 300 899

T8 Texas Tech 299, 300, 302 901

T8 Idaho 299, 299, 303 901

10 Baylor 306, 305, 309 920

T11 Wyoming 315, 300, 309 924

T11 Fresno St. 306, 312, 306 924

13 Eastern Wash. 308, 309, 308 925

14 Portland St. 306, 316, 308 930

T15 Nevada 309, 323, 303 935

T15 Texas El Paso 315, 313, 307 935

17 Long Beach St. 310, 318, 317 945

18 Gonzaga 311, 328, 318 957

19 Weber St. 321, 324, 317 962

20 Montana St. 339, 324, 324 987

INDIVIDUAL SCORES -- BYU (A) Team

Pos. Name Rounds Total Score

T9 Juli Erekson 74, 75, 72 221

20 Sara Romero 78, 72, 73 223

T21 Natalia Jimenez 75, 75, 74 224

T37 Ashley Childers 74, 77, 76 227

T33 Jade Bollinger 76, 75, 81 232

INDIVIDUAL SCORES -- BYU (B) Team

Pos. Name Rounds Total Score

T3 Daphne Vines 75, 70, 72 217

T44 Hannah Summerhays 82, 73, 76 231

T55 Shayla Forsey 78, 78, 78 234

T64 Camille Gardner 79, 82, 75 236

T104 Alana Maiello 88, 84, 88 260

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