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BYU SLIPS TO 12TH AT WEST REGIONAL

After two rounds of play the Brigham Young University men's golf team is tied for 12th Friday in the NCAA men's west regional golf tournament.

Heading into the second round the Cougars stood in eighth place, but slipped into a tie for 12th after shooting a team total 301."We started off pretty strong but then hit a bogey streak," said Coach Bruce Brockbank. "We made a lot of mental mistakes."

BYU was led by senior Lonnie Damon who finished with a 1-over-par 72 and a 146 total. Senior Todd Pence shot 75 (147).

Freshman Michael Henderson finished with 76 (149). Senior David Summerhays had a 79 (155). Junior Joseph Summerhays had a 78 (159).

Only nine of the 18 teams competing will qualify to compete for the national championship in June at Chattanooga, Tenn. In order to move into a qualifying position, the Cougars need to make up at least nine strokes.

Pepperdine University overtook first-round leader Stanford following a second round 291. Stanford, led by Tiger Woods' 1-under-par 70, shot 292. Third-place UNLV finished with a team score of 291. Southern California shot 288 to move into fourth place.

Weber State's Chris Myrick shot 78 for a 155 aggregate in 81st place.