Yuan Goes Under Par to Pace Cougars

Sophomore Maggie Yuan posted an opening-round score of 1-under-par Monday to lead the BYU women’s golf team.

LAS -- Sophomore Maggie Yuan posted an opening-round score of 1-under-par Monday to lead the BYU women’s golf team at the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown. Overall, the Cougars finished the first round in 17th place at +15 in a field featuring 13 ranked teams.

Yuan’s featured five birdies and four bogeys for a total score of 71. After paring her first three holes, she put together a string of four straight birdies on the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh holes, all par-4s. The impressive stretch helped Yuan go 4-under on the front nine holes. Despite finishing the round with three bogeys, Yuan was still tied for 12th place after 18 holes of competition.

The four other Cougars on the courses competing for BYU all stayed close to each other as freshman Amanda Keith and junior Jade Bollinger went +5 on the day (77) and senior Shayla Forsey and freshman Kelsey Vines were one shot back at +6 (78). The foursome tied for 71st and 79th, respectively, in the field.

Forsey struggled with a triple bogey to open her round but also recorded three birdies on the day, the second-highest Cougar total behind Yuan. Keith went 1-under on two holes while Bollinger notched one birdie while going even par on the back nine.

Round two of the Showdown will be played on Tuesday.

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