Cougar Women in fourth at MWC Championships

SUNRIVER, Ore. -- The Cougars are in fourth place at the 2003 Mountain West Conference Championship being played on the Meadows Cours (Par 71/5,851) at Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Ore.

True freshman Danielle Von Arnim continued her hot streak going even par in the second round to vault herself into a tie for third. Three other Cougars are each separated by a stroke. Catalina Guacaneme rebounded from a first-round 81 with a second-round 75. Guacaneme is in 15th followed by fellow freshman Symantha Mendenhall in 16 while Margaret Gibby is in 17th place.

The three-time defending champion New Mexico trailed UNLV by 11 strokes heading into the second day of the tournament, but improved their team score by 36 strokes from the first round to enter the final 18 holes tied with UNLV at 596. The Rebels also improved on the second day by 14 stokes after firing a team total of 291. Colorado State is in third with a 36-hole total of 612, followed by BYU (619), San Diego State (622) and Wyoming (660).

The young Cougar squad trails the third place Rams by seven strokes and hopes to make up ground in Saturday's final round.

The final round of play will begin at 10 a.m. (PDT) Saturday morning at the Meadows Course at Sunriver Resort.

Fin.   Top 20 Teams             Scores

1 UNLV 305 291 596

New Mexico, U. of 316 280 596

3 Colorado State Univ. 309 303 612

4 Brigham Young Univ. 314 305 619

5 San Diego State Univ 321 301 622

6 Wyoming, U. of 335 325 660

Fin. Top 20 Players School Scores

1 Katrina Leckovic New Mexico 74 67 141

2 Sunny Oh UNLV 73 73 146

3 Kailin Downs New Mexico 79 70 149

Sandy Kim S.Diego St 76 73 149

Elena Kurokawa UNLV 79 70 149

Danielle von Arnim BYU 77 72 149

7 Christine Hentzner UNLV 78 72 150

8 Christina Spence New Mexico 82 69 151

Trisha Quick Col. St. 79 72 151

10 Shayna Miyajima S.Diego St 79 73 152

11 Hwanhee Lee UNLV 76 77 153

12 Erin Borcherts UNLV 78 76 154

Mayumi Motoyama Col. St. 77 77 154

14 Lynette Duran Col. St. 76 79 155

15 Catalina Guacaneme BYU 81 75 156

16 Symantha Mendenhall BYU 77 80 157

17 Margaret Gibby BYU 80 78 158

Shala Hanson Wyoming 79 79 158

Shannon Johnson New Mexico 84 74 158

Kellyn Newman New Mexico 81 77 158

Stephanie Linnell Col. St. 77 81 158

24 Natalie Newren BYU 80 82 162 +19