Brockbank has day's low
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Stephanie Brockbank Belnap needed only 23 putts for a 3-over-par 76 and the low round of the day for BYU at the WAC golf championships Tuesday.
But the Cougar team yielded two more shots to the defending-champion and tournament-leading New Mexico Lobos on the par 72, 6,144- yard Cheyenne Country Club course.
Belnap, after carding an 80 Monday, had four birdies and two chip-ins in her second round to move into a tie for third place at 156 with teammates Ai Lian Lim (76-80), Susanne Gillemo (79-77) and Wyoming's Solveig Fuglestad (80-76) - all just two strokes off the pace in a tight individual battle.
Lobo Joellyn Erdmann is leading the individuals with 80-74 154, edging teammates Tracy May and J.J. McCormick, who are tied at 155, by one stroke.
Thirty-six hole team scores are UNM 618, BYU 627, Wyoming 631, SDSU 655, UTEP 656 and CSU 660.
MPSF honors Hambly
PROVO - BYU's Kevin Hambly, the nation's top volleyball blocker, has been named to the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation first team by the coaches of the 14-team league.
Scott Larkin of BYU was named to the third team in voting announced Tuesday. He is among the country's leaders in kills per game.
Their selection came a day after setter Jesse Gant was voted the team's Most Valuable Player by his teammates. Gant, who didn't gain a starting spot until he was a senior, is third in the nation in assists and eighth in blocking.
Those three plus fellow senior Karl Van Reusen will lead the fifth-ranked Cougars against top-ranked UCLA in the MPSF semifinals Friday night in Los Angeles.
BYU and the Bruins are two of the four teams battling for the last two spots in the Final Four. The other semifinal pits Hawaii against UC-Santa Barbara at 5 p.m. PDT. The BYU match starts half an hour after the opening contest ends and will be broadcast live on KSRR radio (1400 AM).
Netters seeded 3rd
BOISE - Weber State's men's tennis team is seeded third in the 1995 Big Sky Conference Men's Tennis Championships this weekend. The 30th annual meet is being held at Boise State University.
The Wildcats open with No. 6 seed Idaho. The match is set for 10 a.m. Friday at Julia Davis Park.
No. 7 seed Idaho State faces No. 2 seed Northern Arizona in the other lower bracket match up.
In the upper bracket, No 1 seed Boise State plays No. 8 Eastern Washington.
No. 4 Montana State faces No. 5 Montana. Play is set for both Julia Davis Park and the Boise State outdoor courts.
Boise State is the heavy favorite to repeat as champion. The Broncos won last year's meet with a 7-0 win over Northern Arizona. The Broncos are ranked third in District Seven behind New Mexico and Fresno State.
Penn Relays call 4 'Cats
OGDEN - Four Weber State men's distance runners have been invited to participate at the annual Penn Relays.
Chris Jones and Bob Evans are scheduled to run in the 10,000 meters. Matt Godfrey and Guy Perry will run in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Both events are set for Thursday evening at Franklin Field in Philadelphia.
OREM - After going nearly three weeks without playing a game and suffering through 10 straight rained-out games, Utah Valley State College finally got back onto the playing field Tuesday.
The Wolverines made good on their chance to play, sweeping the College of Eastern Utah 11-10 and 10-3.
Former Taylorsville High standout Craig Smith was the pitching star for the Wolverines, as he got a save in Game 1 and picked up the win in Game 2. On the day, he through six innings and gave up just one run.
Former Bingham High slugger Chad Newman provided some punch at the plate, getting a double, a homer and six RBI for the day. Roy High's Travis Flint went 4-for-5 with two homers and four RBI.
With the wins, UVSC improved to 18-17 on the year and 9-5 in the Scenic West Athletic Conference.