Women Finish 11th at Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge

Senior Ashley Childers had a strong final round, shooting 2-over-par 73. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PALOS VERDES -- After three rounds of play at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge, the tournament ended Wednesday with BYU tied for 11th place.

"There were a lot of good things happening out on the course today," said BYU head coach Sue Nyhus. "We just need to put it all together and make better shots."

Junior Natalia Jimenez and sophomore Daphne Vines led the Cougars throughout the tournament, finishing tied for 28th place with a score of 229.

Senior Ashley Childers had a strong third round, shooting a 2-over-par 73, and finishing the tournament tied for 32nd place.

Nyhus looks forward to the golf team improving their play in the next couple of weeks.

"We are capable of playing better, and next tournament we will," she said. "The next few weeks will be a good time to practice and prepare for Arizona."

The Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge consisted of 84 competitors from 15 teams. The overall individual winner was Natalie Sheary of Wake Forest who shot 72-71-72-215. UCLA won the tournament with a team score of 24-over-par.

The Cougars' spring play will continue when they travel to Tucson for the Arizona Wildcat Invitational February 25 and 26.

Final TEAM LEADERBOARD

Place School To Par Today Total

1 UCLA +24 +5 288-299-289-876

2 Florida +31 +10 298-291-294-883

3 Southern California +35 +17 298-288-301-887

4 Arizona State +37 +7 302-296-291-889

5 Stanford +48 +10 300-306-294-900

6 Wake Forest +52 +17 301-302-301-904

7 Oklahoma State +57 +18 303-304-302-909

T8 Arizona +62 +13 308-309-297-914

T8 Pepperdine +62 +26 298-306-310-914

10 Texas A&M +63 +29 304-298-313-915

T11 TCU +73 +25 306-310-309-925

T11 BYU +73 +32 298-311-316-925

13 Denver, Univ. of +78 +27 316-303-311-930

14 Michigan State +87 +28 312-315-312-939

15 Ohio State +90 +34 309-315-318-942

Final Individual Leaderboard

Place Player To Par Today Total

T28 Natalia Jimenez +16 +12 73-73-83-229

T28 Daphne Vines +16 +10 73-75-81-229

T32 Ashley Childers +17 +2 75-82-73-230

T70 Jade Bollinger +30 +9 82-81-80-243

T70 Juli Erekson +30 +11 77-84-82-243

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