Nyhus' 72 leads UVU on final day at Price's Give `Em Five

WOLVERINEGREENDOTCOM Junior Lynn-Marié Nagel led UVU at the tournament at 12-over-par.
Junior Lynn-Marié Nagel led UVU at the tournament at 12-over-par.

Oct. 9, 2013

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Redshirt freshman Kimberly Nyhus led the Utah Valley University women's golf team during Wednesday's final round at New Mexico State's Price's Give `Em Five Intercollegiate by shooting an even par.

Nyhus carded par (72) for the first time in her young career as a Wolverine after recording three birdies, one bogey, one double bogey and 13 pars. Nyhus also shot 1-under-par on the back nine.

For the tournament, junior Lynn-Marié Nagel led UVU by finishing at 12-over for the three rounds (228). Nagel posted scores of 78, 72 and 78 during the tournanent to earn a tie of 43rd place.

After carding a 3-over 75 on Wednesday, junior Brooke Whittaker was the Wolverines' next best finisher at 15-over-par (231). Whittaker recorded rounds of 77, 79 and 75 for the week to finish in a tie for 54th.

"Brooke put together a solid final round despite a tough start," head coach Sue Nyhus said. "Kim posted a personal-best 72 after birdying her final hole and Lynn also recorded par on Tuesday in honor of her father's 50th birthday."

Sophomore Cassandra Lesa finished right behind Whittaker as she tied for 57th place at +17 for the tournament (233). Lesa carded a 7-over 79 on Wednesday as well as 76 and 78 in the previous two rounds.



After recording the par outing on Wednesday, Nyhus moved up four spots to finish in a tie for 70th place. Nyhus totaled a 239 for the week (+23) with previous scores of 82 and 85.

Junior Hannah Herman was also in competition for the Wolverines on the week. Herman finished the tournament in 77th place at 33-over-par after carding a tournament-best 79 on Wednesday.

As a team, the Wolverines finished in 14th place with a total of 931 (+67). UVU saved its best round for last as it totaled a 304 on Wednesday, which was five shots better than its 309 on Tuesday and 14 better than its opening round 318.

"The girls played better each day," added Nyhus. "We're learning a lot about ourselves right now."

With back-to-back rounds at even par, Portland State passed UC Irvine for the tournament title at 3-over-par (867).

Portland State's A Ram Choi also won the tournament at 8-under-par (208) after carding 5-under on Wednesday.

The three-day/54-hole tournament was contested at the NM State Golf Course in Las Cruces, N.M.

The Wolverines will now have three weeks off to prepare for their final tournament of the fall season, the Rainbow Wahine Invitational, which will take place Oct. 29-31 at the Leilehua Golf Course in Wahiawa, Hawai'i.