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Cougar Women In Hunt at Western Regional

AUBURN, Wash. (May 5, 2011) – Kelsey Vines shot a 2-over 74 and led the BYU women’s golf team into a tie for seventh place after the first round of the NCAA West Regional Thursday in Auburn, Washington. The Cougars shot a 15-over 303 on the day one at the Washington National Golf Course, putting them four strokes out of fourth place and 15 strokes behind leader USC. Vines, a sophomore, stands tied for 17th after recording three birdies on day one. Annika Afoa and Jade Bollinger are tied for 26th and 41st respectively after shooting first rounds of 75 (+3) and 76 (+4). Senior Emily Copier and junior Maggie Yuan moved into ties for 66th and 94th respectively. Copier carded a first-round 78 (+6) while Yuan posted a 9-over 81. Round two begins Friday at 8 a.m. MT. Follow the action live by visiting