College sports roundup: Longtime UVU softball coach resigns

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Published: Tuesday, Sept. 25 2012 9:04 p.m. MDT

BYU WOMEN'S GOLF: At Pullman, Wash., the Cougars finished tied for 10th place with Santa Clara at the Washington State University Cougar Cup, thanks to steady play from sophomores Lauren Atkinson and Maria Yacaman.

Atkinson shot a final-round 77 (+5) after going one-under par on the back nine, while Yacaman shot a final-round 79 (+7) birdying two holes on the back nine. Yacaman proved to be the most consistent player throughout the entire tournament, leading the team with a 54-hole total 232 (+16) to tie for 40th overall in the field.

WEBER STATE MEN'S GOLF: At Meridian, Idaho, the Wildcats shot the lowest score of the field on Tuesday, with a four-under-par 280, to jump into a top-five finish at the Boise State Dash Thomas Memorial.

Jordan Herzog led the final-day charge, firing a four-under-par 67 on the 7,322-yard, par-71 layout at The Club at SpurWing.

Ty Travis and Michael Johnson, both of whom hail from the Boise area, shot matching 70's on Tuesday, joining Herzog to give the Wildcats three players under par on the day.

WSU opened the tournament with a 298 on Monday morning, and improved each round, shooting 287 on Monday afternoon, and coming back with the 280 over the final 18 holes for a tournament total of 865.

UTAH STATE MEN'S GOLF: At Meridian, Idaho, Utah State's Reed Platke maintained his position from the first day of competition, finishing tied for 15th place with a 1-over 214 at the Boise State hosted Dash Thomas Memorial held here Monday and Tuesday at the The Club at SpurWing.

Utah State ended the tournament tied for seventh-place in the 13-team field with a 19-over 871 (297-284-290). Washington State won the tournament with a 9-under 843 (286-275-282) and Utah Valley's Mason Casper took medalist honors with a 7-under 206 (66-69-71).

Freshman Seokwon Jeon tied for 43rd with a 9-over 222 (78-67-77), including a 67 during his second round which is the lowest round by an Aggie golfer this year.

UTAH MEN'S GOLF: At Erie, Colo., the Utes posted a final score of 883 (287-299-297) at the third annual Mark Simpson Colorado Invitational, finishing 14th. Redshirt junior Casey Halliday shot a career-low score of 70 in the final round and led the team with a total of 216 (71-75-70), finishing 27th.

WESTMINSTER WOMEN'S SOCCER: The Griffins remained at No. 20 in the NAIA Coaches' Top 25 Poll that was released on Tuesday.

Westminster received 219 points in the fourth regular season edition of the poll to remain in the same position as last week.

The Griffins are 9-1 overall on the season and are riding a five-game winning streak. They went 2-0 on the road last week, including a 3-2 win in double overtime at Evergreen on Saturday in which they scored two goals in the final seven minutes to force overtime.

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