Barrie Finishes Tied for 14th to Lead Cowgirls at Matador Invitational

Feb. 10, 2015

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. -

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Sophomore Mackenzie Barrie tied for 14th to lead the University of Wyoming women's golf team at the Matador Invitational in Simi Valley, Calif. on Tuesday. It was the highest finish for Barrie in her career and tied a season-best finish for a Cowgirl. As a team, the Cowgirls carded a 323 (+35) on Tuesday to finish at 961 (+97) for the tournament, finishing seventh in the eight team field.

"We played significantly better today and played in very tough conditions," head coach Josey Stender said. "It is encouraging moving forward to see improvement and it was a great starting point for us going forward."

Barrie finished the final round with a 79 (+7) to finish the tournament with a three-round tally of 236 (+20). Junior Kathleen Kershisnik and sophomore Taylor Dorans also recorded top-25 finishes tying for 24th in the 48-golfer field at 243 (+27). Kershisnik recorded 82 (+10) in the final round with Dorans adding an 83 (+11).

"Mackenzie had an excellent round today and she has just been working really hard on her game," Stender said. "She is really taking hold of her athleticism and mental toughness."

Senior Samantha Stancato rebounded with a 79 (+7) on Tuesday to finish 29th at 246 (+30). Redshirt freshman Gabrielle Gibson also tied for 29th at 246 (+30), as she carded an 86 (+14) for the final round. Junior Emily Woodard, playing as an individual finished tied for 42nd with a 253 (+37). Freshman Sarah Hankins also played as an individual, as she finished 46th at 260 (+44).

Sacramento State took the team title recording a 929 (+65). Sacramento State's Astha Mandan won individual medalist honors with a score of 224 (+8) after recording a 75 (+3) in the final round.

The Cowgirls return to the course Feb. 23-24 at the Juli Inkster Spartan Invitational in San Jose, Calif.

Wyoming Results
T-14th Mackenzie Barrie - (78+6) - 79 (+7) - 79 (+7) = 236 (+20)
T-24th Taylor Dorans - 78 (+6) - 82 (+10) - 83 (+11) = 243 (+27)
T-24th Kathleen Kershisnik - 81 (+9) - 80 (+8) - 82 (+10) = 243 (+27)
T-29th Samantha Stancato - 84 (+12) - 83 (+11) = 167 (+23)
T-29th Gabrielle Gibson - 81 (+9) - 79 (+7) - 86 (+14) = 246 (+30)
T-42nd Emily Woodard * - 79 (+7) - 85 (+13) - 89 (+17) = 253 (+37)
46th Sarah Hankins * - 89 (+13) - 81 (+9) - 90 (+18) = 260 (+44)
*- Playing as an individual