LAS VEGAS — The BYU women’s golf team finished ninth overall at the UNLV Rebel Invitational after finishing its final round on Tuesday.

While the Cougars finished ninth overall, their final round of 25-over was the sixth best of the day.

“We started off really well,” BYU coach Carrie Roberts said. “The team really focused and hit some great shots.”

Overcoming a rough start to the tournament, each golfer bore down and gave her best effort. Not only did the team make nice shots, but each golfer either improved her individual place from day one or improved on her score.

Captain Maggie Yuan led the charge, moving from 17th place yesterday to finishing 16th overall. Annika Afoa made a similar jump, moving from 29th to 28th place overall. However, it was Amanda Keith who made the greatest leap, going from 53rd yesterday to 44th in the final standings.

“Amanda had some really nice shots,” Roberts said. “It was great to see her improve on her first two rounds.”

The Cougars will be in Tarzana, Calif., on March 5 for the Bruin Wave Invitational.

Steven McCall works in BYU Athletic Communications as a golf sports information director. He can be reached at [email protected] or on twitter @S_McCall7.