BYU golf: Cougars earn 13th-place finish at Bruin Wave Invitational

By Chris Scheitinger

For the Deseret News

Published: Tuesday, March 5 2013 10:14 p.m. MST

TARZANA, Calif. — BYU's women's golf team shot a final round 337 (+49) to finish in 13th place at the Bruin Wave Invitational on Tuesday.

Senior Amanda Keith, sophomore Maria Yacaman and freshman Lea Garner all shot a final round 12-over-par 84 at a challenging El Caballero Country Club.

"It was a hard golf course," BYU head coach Carrie Roberts said. "It showed us where we need to get better and what we can do is take what we learned from here, work on it and get better."

Southern California edged out UCLA to win the tournament at 20-over-par, two strokes better than the Bruins. BYU finished with a 54-hole-total 983 (+119), five strokes better than 14th place Hawaii (+124).

Garner led the Cougars shooting a three-round total 241 (+25) to finish the tournament tied for 45th. Garner finished round three with ten pars.

Keith finished tied for 54th on the individual leaderboard going 29-over-par on the tournament. Keith made six pars Tuesday with her lone birdie coming on the 18th hole.

Shooting her best round of the tournament, Yacaman finished the day with seven pars. She showed steady improvement throughout the tournament lowering her score each round by four strokes.

Sophomore Lauren Atkinson shot two birdies during Tuesday's final round and finished at 31-over-par through 54 holes.

The Cougars will look forward to their next tournament March 18-19 as they host the BYU Entrada Classic in St. George, Utah.

Individual Scores

T45 Lea Garner 77, 80, 84, +25

T54 Amanda Keith 81, 80, 84, +29

T60 Lauren Atkinson 82, 78, 87, +31

T72 Selu Fotu 80, 90, 85, +39

77 Maria Yacaman 92, 88, 84, +48

Team Scores

1 Southern California +20

2 UCLA +22

3 Arizona +32

4 Pepperdine +58

5 Oregon State +60

6 Oklahoma State +67

7 Long Beach State +76

8 Washington State +80

9 San Diego State +83

T10 Denver +86

T10 UNLV +86

12 New Mexico +113

13 BYU +119

14 Hawaii +124

15 New Mexico State +134

Chris Scheitinger is a student at Brigham Young University studying Public Relations. Contact him at cscheitinger@gmail.com

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