Cowgirls Tie for Fourth at Nebraska Chip-N Club

Final Results


The University of Wyoming women’s golf team tied for fourth place at the Nebraska Chip-N Club after recording the second-lowest team round in program history during Tuesday’s final 18 holes. UW carded a 292 (+4) en route to a three-round total of 906 (+42). Wyoming’s tournament score also tied for eighth-best in Cowgirl history.

“I am so proud of this talented group,” Cowgirl head coach Josey Stender said. “To be able to move up five places and have each player improve every round is a credit to their talent and effort. Sarah (Hankins) stayed positive and focused throughout the tournament. It shows she was able to take advantage of her redshirt year and work on every aspect of her game. This group is well deserving of all the success, and I know they enjoyed it.”

Three Wyoming players finished among the top-25 individually. Redshirt sophomore Sarah Hankins shot a 73 (+1) in the final round to earn a share of eighth place. It was her first-career top-ten finish, as she posted a 221 (+5) to pace the Cowgirls. Junior Gabrielle Gibson tied for 16th at 225 (+7), and had an impressive final round with a 71 (-1) for UW. It was Gibson’s eighth top-25 finish of her stellar career. Freshman Erin Sargent recorded her first-career top-25 finish with a three-day total of 229 (+13). Sargent, like Gibson, posted a 71 (-1) on Tuesday for 24th place in the 65-player field.

Senior Mackenzie Barrie closed out the tournament with a 77 (+5) at the Wilderness Ridge Golf Course to earn a share of 31st. Barrie finished with a 232 (+16), while sophomore Megan Knadler totaled a 237 (+21) after her 77 (+5) during the final round. Junior Klara Castillo posted UW’s best round of the tournament on Tuesday with a 70 (-2), which tied her career-low. Playing as an individual, Castillo tied for 34th with a 233 (+17).

Of the 11 teams, Wyoming was only behind Kansas State in par 3 and par 5 scoring with 3.10 and 4.24, respectively. Additionally, UW was fourth in the tournament field with 11 birdies during the three-day tournament.

Kansas State was the tournament champion with a 878 (+14), while South Dakota State’s Hallie Getz earned the individual crown with a three-round total of 213 (-1).

The Cowgirls will next hit the course this weekend as host of the Wyoming Cowgirl Desert Intercollegiate. The two-day tournament will take place at the Classic Club in Palm Desert, Calif., beginning on Saturday.

Wyoming Results

Team: T4. 318 – 296 – 292 = 906 (+42)

T8. Sarah Hankins: 76 (+4) – 72 (E) – 73 (+1) = 221 (+5)

T16. Gabrielle Gibson: 80 (+8) – 74 (+2) – 71 (-1) = 225 (+9)

24. Erin Sargent: 83 (+11) – 75 (+3) – 71 (-1) = 229 (+13)

T31. Mackenzie Barrie: 80 (+8) – 75 (+3) – 77 (+5) = 232 (+16)

T34. Klara Castillo: 85 (+13) – 78 (+5) – 70 (-2) = 233 (+17)

T40. Megan Knadler: 82 (+10) – 78 (+6) – 77 (+5) = 237 (+21)