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WOMEN'S TENNIS: The Cougars will compete in their second tournament of the fall season as they head to Berkeley, Calif., to participate in the Cal Invitational Friday through Sunday.

Among the schools competing are North Carolina, Duke, California, TCU, Arizona, Arizona State, Fresno State, New Mexico, UC Davis, Sacramento Sate and San Francisco.

MEN'S GOLF: At Sunriver, Ore., Oscar Alvarez's final-round 4-under-par paced No. 7 BYU to a 10th-place finish at the prestigious PING/Golfweek Preview at the Sunriver Resort on Wednesday. During the final round, the Cougars fell back as far as 13th place, but played the back nine three-under-par, including four birdies over the last three holes to end the tournament nine strokes out of the top 5 teams.

Defending national champion and No. 1-ranked Georgia ran away with a 15-stroke victory while No. 6 Georgia Tech finished second . Second-ranked Oklahoma State finished third.

WOMEN'S GOLF: At Albuquerque, the Cougars moved up two more spots Wednesday at the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational to finish tied for seventh place in a field that featured some of the country's top teams.

The Cougars ended the three-day tournament at Albuquerque's UNM Championship Golf Course with their tournament-low of 292, cutting 11 strokes from Tuesday's total. Three BYU golfers scored at or under par on the final day, moving the Cougars into a tie with 12th-ranked California.

Alexis Edwards followed up her career-low round of 3-under-par 70 with a 76, earning her second top-20 finish of the season and a new career-best for a three-round tournament. Her previous two best tournaments also came at the Dick McGuire Invitational her freshman and sophomore seasons.

Rachel Newren fired the best round of the tournament for BYU, knocking six strokes off her second-round score to end up at 2-under 71.

CROSS COUNTRY: The men's and women's teams will be joining each other at a course at Kiwanis Park in Provo for an intersquad race Friday at 3:30 p.m.

Men's coach Ed Eyestone said the time trial is going to be a good opportunity for some of his younger guys to get some experience.

The race will be a three-mile time trial for the women and four-miler for the men.

With last week's win at the Griak Invitational, the Cougar men moved back into the No. 4 spot in the nation. After placing second behind No. 1 Duke, the women remain No. 6 in the rankings.