Women capture third place at the Lady Aztec

Junior Margaret Gibby helped the Cougars finish third place, the top finish of the season, as she shot a personal-best 69 in the opening round of the Lady Aztec Invitational. y´ (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

CHULA VISTA -- In its top finish this season, the BYU women's golf team edged Colorado State to capture third place at the Lady Aztec Invitational.

With perfect weather in Southern Calif., the Cougars shot their lowest score in the final round (+5), and finished just two shots behind second-place Nevada.

"I am pleased with the performance and the steady play of our team," BYU coach Sue Nyhus said. "This tournament helped our overall confidence, and we hope to build momentum from this tournament for the rest of the season."

Junior Margaret Gibby gave a stellar performance with a personal-best 69 (-3) in round one and continued out the tournament tied in third place. In the final round, she shot birdies in three of the last four holes to score a 73 (+1).

"I struggled for a little bit, but kept focused and let each shot come," Gibby said. "Our mind set in the final round was to give ourselves opportunities and then let it come. And we did that."

Four Cougars posted their best finishes this season including senior Nicole Newren-Chandler, who played steady through the whole tournament and shot a 75 on each round. She moved up from 15th place in the second round to 13th place to end the tournament.

Junior Natalie Newren registered a 19th-place finish to help BYU to third place. Also in the top 25, was freshmen Alexis Edwards and Rachel Newren, who finished 21st and 22nd respectively.

"We knew we were in the hunt, being in the top five," assistant coach Dave De Santis said. "But the girl responded well, and we finished strong."

The BYU men's golf team also finished third place in San Diego at the Barona Collegiate Cup, played Oct. 20-21.

Host San Diego State won the Lady Aztec with a school-record team score of 878, with Jenna Wilson leading the Aztecs five-under-par. SDSU led the field throughout the tournament and finished 13 strokes above the second--place contender.

The women's team will travel to Kapolei, Hawaii on Nov. 4-5 for the Kent Youel Invitational hosted by the University of Hawaii.

FINAL RESULTS           Lady Aztec Fall Invitational  

The Auld Course Chula Vista, CA

Dates: 10/20 - 10/21 (Today:10-21-2003)

Par: 72

Yardage: 6021

Fin. School Scores

1 San Diego State Univ 293 291 294 878 +14

2 Nevada, U. of 298 300 293 891 +27

3 Brigham Young Univ. 295 305 293 893 +29

4 Colorado, U. of 303 305 291 899 +35

5 Colorado State Univ. 289 306 305 900 +36

6 CSU-Northridge 295 314 295 904 +40

7 Santa Clara Univ. 303 307 303 913 +49

8 Northern Arizona U. 312 310 308 930 +66

9 San Diego State JV 316 304 317 937 +73

10 Western New Mexico 325 315 303 943 +79

11 UC - Riverside 314 324 308 946 +82

12 Wyoming, U. of 317 310 320 947 +83

13 Western Washington U 312 314 322 948 +84

14 Cal Poly 322 322 314 958 +94

15 CSU-Chico State 322 334 321 977 +113

16 Sacramento State U. 323 334 328 985 +121

17 Redlands 331 333 327 991 +127

18 McNeese State Univ. 343 326 325 994 +130

19 CSU-San Marcos 337 325 333 995 +131

CSU-Monterey Bay 335 333 327 995 +131

21 Grand Canyon U. 347 344 354 1045 +181

Individual Results

Fin. Name School Scores

1 Jenna Wilson S.Diego St 70 74 67 211 -5

2 Elizabeth Allen CSUN 71 77 69 217 +1

3 Alana Condon Nevada 72 74 72 218 +2

Margaret Gibby BYU 69 76 73 218 +2

5 Maria Perrson-Gulda Colorado 73 72 74 219 +3

Shayna Miyajima S.Diego St 75 70 74 219 +3

7 Erin Long Nevada 74 75 72 221 +5

Dawna Virdell Col. St. 73 75 73 221 +5

9 Lauren Gray No Arizona 69 75 78 222 +6

Courtney Renfro CSUN 71 74 77 222 +6

11 Lynette Duran Col. St. 68 78 77 223 +7

12 Samantha Trask SantaClara 77 76 71 224 +8

13 Nicole N.-Chandler BYU 75 75 75 225 +9

14 Erin LaPlaunt Nevada 76 76 74 226 +10

Meggie Fagundes SantaClara 72 77 77 226 +10

Chandeni Gill Nevada 76 75 75 226 +10

17 Heather MacRae S.Diego St 76 77 74 227 +11

Jamie Oliver S.Diego St 72 76 79 227 +11

19 Kristen Kennedy W New Mex. 77 79 72 228 +12

Natalie Newren BYU 74 75 79 228 +12

21 Alexis Edwards BYU 77 80 72 229 +13

22 Allison Rella Colorado 86 71 73 230 +14

Rachel Newren BYU 78 79 73 230 +14

24 Trisha Quick Col. St. 72 83 76 231 +15

Courtney Dimpel SantaClara 78 76 77 231 +15

Toni Lutz SDSU JV 80 75 76 231 +15

Michelle Camaione Wyoming 79 74 78 231 +15

Stephanie Linnell Col. St. 76 75 80 231 +15

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