khaner | Posted: 8 Sep 2014 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

BYU finishes in third place after day one at Hobble Creek

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SPRINGVILLE, Utah - Despite weather delays, junior Lea Garner had a strong second round to put the BYU women's golf team in third place at the end of the first day of the Hobble Creek Fall Classic on Monday.

"We had a lot of good things happen," BYU head coach Carrie Roberts said. "We really had it going in the second round. Everyone contributed, which is good. We have a lot of good things to go off of."

After a rocky start in the first round, Garner ended the day in fifth place at three-over-par with the help of her 11 birdies. Camille Orito from New Mexico State was in first place at one-over-par. Two of her teammates Kacey Dalpes and Viviana Macias are in a three-way tie for second place at two-over-par with Kaceelyn Pouttu from Weber State.

New Mexico State remained in first place with nine-over-par at the end of the day. Fellow West Coast Conference member Santa Clara finished the day in second place with 22-over-par with BYU right behind in third place at 23-over-par.

Though the Cougars were in third place at the end of the first round, Garner was tied for 16th. She made a huge leap in the second round to fifth place. Kendra Dalton also made a big jump in the standings in the second round. At the end of the first round, she was tied for 24th. Currently, she is tied for 12th shooting eight-over-par.

Garner was not the only BYU player to shoot birdies in the first two rounds. Sophomore Annie Yang and junior Carly Oldroyd also contributed to the Cougars' birdie count by adding five each while shooting 13-over-par and eight-over-par respectively. Senior Maria Yacaman shot eight-over-par after two rounds. 

Freshman Sierra Harr and sophomore Brooklyn Anderson Hocker are competing as individuals in the tournament. Harr had an impressive outing for her first collegiate tournament, shooting nine-over-par and ending the day tied for 19th, while Hocker shot 16-over-par.

"I'm excited to see what we can do tomorrow," Roberts said. "(I'm excited) to see how tough we are to come back after a decent round and have a great finish."

BYU returns to finish the final round of the Hobble Creek Fall Classic on Tuesday at 8:30 a.m.

 Individual Scores

*Players competing individually

Place Player Round 1 Round 2 Total Score
5 Lea Garner 75 70 +3
T12 Kendra Dalton 77 73 +8
T12 Maria Yacaman 73 77 +8
T12 Carly Oldroyd 72 78 +8
T35 Annie Yang 81 74 +13
T19 Sierra Harr* 74 77 +9
T45 Brooklyn Anderson Hocker* 79 79 +16

Team Scores

Place Team Scores
1 New Mexico State 577
2 Santa Clara 590
3 BYU 591
4 Weber State 607
T5 Southern Utah 609
T5 Montana State 609
7 Montana 610
8 Grand Canyon 615
9 Utah Valley 621
10 Northern Arizona 622
11 Cal State Bakersfield 675
12 Idaho State 686

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