Feb. 16, 2009
CHULA VISTA, Calif. -
Wyoming Cowgirl head women's golf coach Josey Stender stated that it felt like they were playing in the British Open on Monday afternoon in Chula Vista, Calif., as the second round of the San Diego State Lady Aztec Classic was cut short due to weather.
The second round will be finished tomorrow before beginning the third and final round of the tournament. The Cowgirls as a team finished their second round before the wind and rain halted the rest of the field.
"The best way I can explain the conditions we were playing in today was British Open Golf," said Stender. "You can play in rain, and you can play in wind, but when you have to play in rain and wind together it can get a little tricky and difficult. It not only makes your shots tougher, it also drains you mentally and physically."
The Cowgirls as a team are currently in 18th place as over half the field has to finish their second round before beginning their final round.
Facing the elements, freshman Juanita Rico squeaked out with a team leading 80 (+8) and currently sits in a tie for 67th place. Rico follows junior Sarah Fogerty who backed up her opening 80 with her second round 83 (+11), and fights for a tie for 63rd place. The two Cowgirls playing as individuals were unable to finish their second rounds.
"Juanita played better today but all together the girls don't have their best game right now and to throw the tough conditions on top of it, makes for a rough day," said Stender.
Action will begin tomorrow morning at 7:30 a.m. (PT) as much of the field will finish their second round before beginning the third round. Updated stats can be found at www.golfstat.com.