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Cougars dominate BYU at Entrada Classic by 23 strokes

SAINT GEORGE, Utah — In the final round of the BYU at Entrada Classic, BYU women's golf shot 12 over to claim a commanding 23-stroke victory at the team's home event on Tuesday.

The Cougars finished the classic at 24 over. BYU shot +5, +7 and +12 in the three respective 18-hole rounds of the event. BYU now has four first-place finishes in the 2015-16 season with the tournament win on Tuesday. For the fourth time this year, at least two out of the four scored BYU players finished in the top-10. Also, all five BYU players who competed for the team score finished in the top-20, as well as Lauren Atkinson, who competed as an individual.

Lea Garner finished the tournament in third place at 3 over. She now has four top-20 finishes this season and 24 in her BYU career. On the 17th hole during the final round on Tuesday, Garner stuck a fairway shot inches within the pin for a tap-in birdie. Garner finished Tuesday shooting a 77.

Shooting a 75 in Tuesday's round of 18, Rose Huang concluded the event in sixth place. Huang started off the final round strong, birdying the first hole, and ended strong with two pars. Huang has placed in the top-10 in both tournaments the Cougars have attended in the month of March. 

SUU's Taylor Viquelia led the Thunderbirds individually by finishing in second place at two-over-par 218, carrying her team to an eighth place finish. 

UVU's Kalea Heu led her team with a three-day total of 234, earning the Wolverines a close ninth place finish, just two shots behind the T-Birds' 945 total. 

Weber State finished in eleventh with Sierra Harr carding a three-day +7 for a seventh place finish.

Dixie State finished the tournament in fourteenth place at +53. Cobair Collinsworth and Shelby Madden finished T67 at 251. 

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