The BYU women's golf team stands in 16th place after day one of the Bruin Wave Invitational on Monday.
"We didn't play well," BYU women's golf coach Carrie Roberts said. "It's one of the hardest golf courses we've played. The girls battled and it was a long day, but there are a lot of things we can do better. We need to be mentally tough and we need to hit the fairways better. If we're committed to our shots, we will be fine."
BYU finished at 64-over-par with New Mexico State trailing by two strokes. No. 1-ranked Southern California led the 17-team tournament team at 3-under-par with No. 2 UCLA trailing at 2-over-par.
West Coast Conference foe Pepperdine finished in third at 5-over-par.
The Cougars return to action on Tuesday with tee times beginning at 8 a.m. PST.