BYU golf: Garner, Cougars finish in second at Matador Invitational

By Sugene Lee

For the Deseret News

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 11 2014 5:45 p.m. MST

Lea Garner and the BYU women's golf team both finished in second place at the Matador Invitational on Tuesday.

The Cougars finished at 59-over-par, trailing first place CSU Northridge by 36 strokes and five strokes ahead of third place Cal Poly.

"It was really windy today, but I thought the girls battled and we had a great finish," BYU women's golf coach Carrie Roberts said. "I'm encouraged with how we performed this week."

Garner's second place finish at 4-over-par included three third-round birdies and was four strokes behind first place. Her 72 in the second round was a team best for the tournament.

"Lea has a great mindset right now and has a lot of confidence," Roberts said. "She's been playing great and she knows she has a chance to win every week."

Freshman Alexandra White tied for 12th place to finish 14-over-par, while Annie Yang finished in 21st place at 18-over-par with four birdies on Tuesday. Selu Fotu finished in 28th at 23-over-par with an eagle on the 18th hole, and Maria Yacaman tied in 37th at 29-over-par.

Individual players Carly Oldroyd finished tied in 40th at 33-over-par, while Brooklyn Anderson tied for 46th at 39-over-par with two birdies for the tournament.

BYU will travel to the Bandit Golf Course in Texas for the Jim West Challenge on Feb. 17-18.

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