UVU Women Move Up One Spot, Within Striking Distance

Lynn-Marie Nagel

Sept. 3, 2012

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BOZEMAN, Mont. -- For the first time in school history, all five scoring members of the Utah Valley University women's golf team posted scores in the 70s in the same round, moving the Wolverines up from fourth place to third after the second day of the Bobcat Invitational Monday.

"This is a breakthrough round," UVU women's golf coach Sue Nyhus said. "It proves to us that we are a balanced-scoring team, not just one or two players."

Sophomore Lynn-Marie Nagel, who was tied for fourth after the first day, is in fourth outright after shooting a second-round 76.

Senior Jordyn Dougal posted the round of the day for the Wolverines. She entered the day in a tie for 18th, but she shot a 74 Monday to move into a tie for seventh along with teammate Cassandra Lesa, who shot a second-day 78.

Morgan Workman, who was also tied for 18th after the first day, moved into a tie for 11th after carding a 75, while Brooke Bliss moved up from a 18th-place tie into a tie for 14th after shooting a 76.

In addition, Hannah Herman and Heather Mathison, playing as individuals, shot rounds of 75 and 79, respectively.

"Having seven women shoot under 80 builds confidence individually and as a team," Nyhus said.

As a team, the Wolverines were 10 shots better than they were on Day 1 and moved past Southern Utah into third with a team total 612. UVU sits just three shots back of second-place Montana and seven shots back of first-place Montana State heading into Tuesday's final round.

Montana State's Paige Crawford, with rounds of 72 and 73, leads the tournament. Nagel is just six shots out of the lead.

Final-round play begins at 8 a.m. Tuesday morning at Riverside Country Club in Bozeman.