Cowgirls Wrap up First Two Rounds in Palm Desert

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After two rounds of play at the Classic Club in Palm Desert, Calif., the Cowgirl golf team is in sixth place at the Wyoming Cowgirl Desert Intercollegiate. The Cowgirls shot a 613 (+37) on the day and were one of 11 teams that ventured out into the desert heat.

“We got off to a slow start,” Cowgirl head coach Josey Stender said. “But we were able to finish the day pretty steady for the most part. It was great to see Mackenzie (Barrie) play with such confidence and the rally by Erin (Sargent) and Sarah (Hankins) in the afternoon was much needed.”

Mackenzie Barrie recorded a season-low 73 (+1) to open the tournament and pace the Cowgirls. She had a second-round 78 (+5) during the afternoon and finished with a 151 (+7). Redshirt sophomore Sarah Hankins withdrew from the first round, but came back strong in the afternoon. She posted a score of 72 (E) during the second round.

Freshman Erin Sargent, who is coming off her first top-25 finish at the Nebraska Chip-N Club, is currently tied for 23rd with the final round remaining. Sargent has a 154 (+10) through Saturday’s two rounds. Sophomore Megan Knadler shot an 80 (+8) on Saturday morning before an 83 (+11) during round number two.

Junior Gabrielle Gibson posted a first-round 77 (+5) on Saturday. Gibson, who is tied for 31st in the 65-player field, then recorded a 79 (+7) to close out the day and finish with 156 (+12). Sargent and Gibson led UW with a three birdies in the opening round. Sargent has seven total heading into the final round.

Playing as individuals, senior Taylor Dorans and junior Klara Castillo have two-round totals of 163 (+19) and 167 (+23), respectively. Dorans posted an 82 (+10) to begin the day and closed out with an 81 (+9), while Castillo had scores of 81 (+9) and 86 (+15) on Saturday.

“We know we can make a move tomorrow,” Stender added. “But we will need a solid effort from the entire lineup.”

Wyoming will close out the tournament tomorrow morning with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. MT.

Wyoming Results

Mackenzie Barrie: 73 (+1) – 78 (+5) = 151 (+7)

Gabrielle Gibson: 77 (+5) – 79 (+7) = 156 (+12)

Erin Sargent: 78 (+6) – 76 (+4) 154 (+10)

Megan Knadler: 80 (+8) – 83 (+11) = 163 (+19)

Sarah Hankins: WD – 72 (E) = 72 (E)

Taylor Dorans: 82 (+10) – 81 (+9) = 163 (+19)

Klara Castillo: 81 (+9) – 86 (+15) = 167 (+23)