March 12, 2007
BOULDER CITY, Nevada -- - Washington State sophomore Amy Eneroth fired a three-under par 69 to lead the Cougars after the first day of the UNLV Rebel Invitational at the Boulder Creek Golf Club.
Enroth enters the second day of the three-day competition tied for fourth but just two strokes behind leader Rachel Newren from Brigham Young University, who shot a 67 Monday to lead the 96 golfers.
"Amy was awesome for 16 holes," said WSU head coach Walt Williams. "She had an eagle and a bunch of birdies, but slipped a little on the last two holes with a pair of bogeys. A lot of golfers struggled with the final hole, which is over 400 yards and a par four."
Three other Cougar golfers, Tracy Broders, Jessica Black and Diana Hong, all shot 77 on the opening day over the par 72, 6,153-yard course. Brooke Henderson was two strokes behind the Cougar trio after an opening round 79, putting her just seven strokes over par.
Williams Broders and Black had solid rounds and Hong, although starting slowly, rallied with birdies on two of the last three holes.
"This is our first time on this course and I would expect the women to do even better the next two days as they have a better feel for the course," Williams said. "The field is tightly bunched and if we improve Tuesday we can be in the mix at the top."
UNLV Rebel Invitational Day 1:
Team Results: 1. Brigham Young 280 (-8), 2. New Mexico 284, 3. Indiana 285, 4. New Mexico State 291, 5. Idaho 292, 6. Long Beach State 296, T7. San Francisco 298, San Diego State 298, Nebraska 298, Techas Tech 298, T11. Fresno State 299, UNLV 299, Campbell 299, T14. WSU 300, Iowa 300, Boise State 300, 17. Notre Dame 305, 18. Eastern Washington 317.
Individual Leaders: 1. Rachel Newren, BYU, 67 (-5), T2. Lehua Wise, New Mexico State, 68, Jodi Ewart, New Mexico, 68, T4. Amy Eneroth, WSU, 69, Alejandra Shaw, Campbell, 69, Kay Hoey, Long Beach State, 69, Natalia Jimenez, BYU, 69, T8. Anita Gahir, Indiana, 70, Rosalyn Kim, Texas Tech, 70,