Feb. 15, 2009
CHULA VISTA, Calif. -
The winter months were not as pleasant to the University of Wyoming Cowgirls as they had hoped on Sunday as UW tried to shake the rust during the first-round of the San Diego State Lady Aztec Classic in Chula Vista, Calif.
The Cowgirls were led by junior Sarah Fogerty with her opening-round 80 (+8), which has her tied for 74th out of 108 individuals. She was followed by lone senior, Mikala Henzlik with her first round 81 (+9), however, Henzlik is playing as an individual and is tied for 82nd place.
"All the girls today had a good nine holes and a bad nine holes," said head coach Josey Stender. "We were just a little more rusty than we thought and that comes from not experiencing the competition for a while.
"I'm not too worried and it reassures me when I look around and not a single girl has her head down. It shows me that they may have been a little nervous and may have just rushed themselves a little bit today. But we will get back in tune and back on track tomorrow."
The three-day tournament will give the Cowgirls plenty of opportunities to really dial in the Salt Creek Golf Course. Leading the tournament after day one is UC Irvine who this week is ranked 23rd in the nation according to golfweek.com, with a team 287 (-1).
The Cowgirls will take to the links tomorrow starting at 7 a.m. (PT) with live stats available at golfstat.com.