Feb. 17, 2013
INDUSTRY HILLS, Calif. -
Senior Dana Zamprelli and junior Emily Wood both fired 76 (+5) during Sunday's opening round of the Folino Invitational to help the University of Wyoming women's golf team sit tied for third in the team standings at 312 (+28). Gonzaga shot a 303 (+19) and leads the 12-team field at Industry Hills Golf Club, while Boise State is second at 307 (+23) and Portland State is tied with the Cowgirls.
"I was very pleased with our effort as a team today, especially coming from practicing inside to playing this very tough course," UW head coach Josey Stender said. "It was great to see the team maintain a high level of focus throughout the round. There is a difficult start and a difficult finish to this course, but the girls were steady all day and didn't let their emotions take control. As far as technique, there were a few rusty moments, but they didn't let it shake them."
Zamprelli and Wood are tied for 11th in the individual standings and sit just three strokes back of the leader on the par 71 course. Zamprelli's round today was her lowest since the first tournament of last fall, while Wood hasn't shot over 79 in the last seven rounds. Junior Stacey Blunt is two strokes back tied for 20th, as sophomore Samantha Stancato and freshman Kathleen Kershisnik both shot an 82 (+11) and are tied for 39th. Sophomore Kristen Jensen and redshirt freshman Emily Woodard both played as individuals, scoring an 85 (+14) and 99 (+28), respectively.
"We had good upperclassmen leadership today," Stender said. "The team came out confident in our preparation and to score that way this early on such a difficult course is very encouraging for the rest of a long season."
The tournament continues at 8:30 MT tomorrow. Fans can follow live results through GolfStat.com.
"Tomorrow we need to build on what we did well today," Stender said. "It is a very narrow course so we have to be accurate off the tee and confident with our club selection. We need to maintain that high level of confidence in difficult situations."
Filino Invitational Day One Team Standings
1. Gonzaga: +19 (303)
2. Boise State: +23 (307)
T3. Wyoming: +28 (312)
T3. Portland State: +28 (312)
5. Montana: +30 (314)
Wyoming Day One Individual Results
T11. Dana Zamprelli: 76 (+5)
T11. Emily Wood: 76 (+5)
T20. Stacey Blunt: 78 (+7)
T39. Samantha Stancato: 82 (+11)
T39. Kathleen Kershisnik: 82 (+11)
T58. Kristen Jensen:* 85 (+14)
68. Emily Woodard:* 99 (+28)
* - Playing as individual