The opening day of the CSU Ptarmigan Ram Classic is in the books. After the first two rounds of action, the University of Wyoming Cowgirl golf team is in tenth place with a two-round total of 603 (+27). San Jose State leads heading into the final round with a 572 (-4) at the Ptarmigan Country Club in Fort Collins.
“With the way the weather was today and the other extremely competitive teams in this field,” Cowgirl head coach Josey Stender said. “I am definitely pleased with the effort and where we are at after the first two rounds.”
Junior Gabrielle Gibson sits tied for 24th place, while freshman Erin Sargent is tied for 29th as they paced the Cowgirls on the opening day. Gibson finished the day with a 149 (+5) at the 6,364-yard, par-72 course, where she is 11 shots off the leader. One shot behind is Sargent, who carded a 150 (+6) in her first two collegiate rounds. Sargent’s first round score of 73 (+1) was the best single-round score for UW on Monday.
“Gabrielle (Gibson) was steady all day,” Stender added. “I am proud of the way she led us and how everyone continued to compete despite the weather. Erin (Sargent) obviously had a solid first day for her first event. The only difference between the two rounds was that a few putts didn’t drop this afternoon. I know we are well prepared, and with that we plan to come back out tomorrow and compete once again.”
Redshirt sophomore Sarah Hankins and junior Klara Castillo are sitting tied for 37th with 152 (+8) and one round left to play. Hankins shot a 75 (+3) in the opening round and 77 (+5) in the second, while Castillo recorded a 76 (+4) in both rounds today. Senior Mackenzie Barrie is three shots back of Hankins and Castillo with a total of 155 (+11).
Playing as individuals, sophomore Megan Knadler fired a 74 (+2) to begin the day, and closed out the opening day of 2016 with a 79 (+7), as senior Taylor Dorans shot a 79 (+7) on Monday morning before a 74 (+2) second-round score. Sophomore Amanda Hinchey shot 167 (+23) on Monday with rounds of 83 (+11) and 84 (+12).
San Jose State’s My Leander fired a 68 (-4) and 70 (-2) to claim first place with one round remaining. She has a two shot over Gonzaga’s Bianca Pagdanganan with a 138 (-6).
The third and final round of play will begin tomorrow morning at 8 a.m. Live scoring can be found at the link above.