TARZANA, Calif. -Lea Garner shot a combined 13-over-par during the opening two rounds of the Bruin Wave Invitational to lead BYU to a 13th place standing on Monday.
BYU shot an opening round 320 (+32), followed by a second round 326 (+38) to finish the day at 70-over-par. The Cougars currently stand nine strokes behind 12th place Denver (+61) and have a 12 stroke advantage on 14th place Hawaii (+82).
Garner led all Cougars on the day going five-over-par in the first round to shoot a 77 and eight-over-par in the second round to shoot an 80. She currently stands tied for 29th place.
“Lea’s solid,” BYU head coach Carrie Roberts said. “She’s a straight ball hitter, so she doesn’t really put herself into many hard spots. It’s a hard golf course. We’ve been playing a lot of hard golf courses this semester.”
Sophomore Lauren Atkinson also had a strong day for the Cougars. Atkinson converted 12 pars and one birdie during the second round to finish with a six-over-par 78. She finished the opening two rounds at 16-over-par tied for 43rd.
Senior Amanda Keith finished close behind Atkinson shooting a first round 81 (+9) followed by a second round 80 (+8). Keith is currently tied for 47th place at 17-over-par.
The Cougars resume play Tuesday at El Caballero Country Club with tee times set to start at 7:30 a.m. PST. Follow Tuesday's third and final round on golfstat.com.
T29 Lea Garner 77, 80, +13
T43 Lauren Atkinson 82, 78, +16
T47 Amanda Keith 81, 80, +17
75 Selu Fotu 80, 90, +26
79 Maria Yacaman 92, 88, +36
1 UCLA +7
2 Southern California +15
3 Arizona +23
4 Pepperdine +35
5 Oklahoma State +40
6 Oregon State +46
7 Long Beach State +50
8 San Diego State +55
9 New Mexico +58
10 Washington State +59
11 UNLV +60
12 Denver +61Comment on this story
13 BYU +70
14 Hawaii +82
15 New Mexico State +88
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