Barrie Leads Cowgirls on Opening Day of Matador Invitational

Feb. 9, 2015

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. -

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After three months away from the course the University of Wyoming women's golf team returned to action on Monday at the Matador Invitational in Simi Valley, Calif. The Cowgirls sit in seventh place in the eight team field after two rounds on the Par-72 5,808-yard Wood Ranch Golf Club. The Cowgirls turned in rounds of 318 (+30) and 320 (+32).

"For the first time out it is good to see the things we worked on in the off season," head coach Josey Stender said. "You could see a little bit of rust though playing in a competitive environment."

Sophomore Mackenzie Barrie leads the charges for the Cowgirls, as she is in 21st place in the 48-golfer field at 157 (+13). She shot 78 (+6) in the first round and 79 (+7) in the second round. Sophomore Taylor Dorans and redshirt freshman Gabrielle Gibson are tied for 25th at 160 (+16). Dorans turned in a 78 (+6) in the opening round and wrapped up the day with an 82 (+10). Gibson added an 81 (+9) in the first round and finished off the day with a solid 79 (+7).

"It is a tough course with a lot of elevation change," Stender said. "But I was happy with our endurance and mental focus and toughness."

Junior Kathleen Kershisnik turned in rounds of 81 (+9) and 80 (+8) to finish at 161 (+17), as she is tied for 29th. Senior Samantha Stancato sits tied for 41st at 167 (+23) with rounds of 84 (+12) and 83 (+11). Junior Emily Woodard is tied for 35th playing as an individual at 164 (+20). Freshman Sarah Hankins, playing as an individual is in 45th place with a two-round tally of 170 (+26).

Sacramento State holds the team lead with a two-round total of 609 (+33). USC's Kim Santiago and Seattle's Jamie Huo are tied for the individual lead at 147 (+3).

The Cowgirls wrap up play at the Matador Invitational Tuesday morning.

Wyoming Results
21st Mackenzie Barrie - (78+6) - 79 (+7) = 157 (+13)
T-25th Taylor Dorans - 78 (+6) - 82 (+10) = 160 (+16)
T-25th Gabrielle Gibson - 81 (+9) - 79 (+7) = 160 (+16)
T-29th Kathleen Kershisnik - 81 (+9) - 80 (+8) = 161 (+17)
T34th Emily Woodard * - 79 (+7) - 85 (+13) = 164 (+20)
T-41th Samantha Stancato - 84 (+12) - 83 (+11) = 167 (+23)
45th Sarah Hankins * - 89 (+13) - 81 (+9) = 170 (+26)
*- Playing as an individual