Cowgirls in Contention After Second Round of Grand Canyon Invitational

Feb. 24, 2015

LITCHFIELD PARK, Ariz -

Grand Canyon Invite - Day 2   Get Acrobat Reader

The University of Wyoming Cowgirl golf team remained in contention after the second round of the Grand Canyon Invitational on the Heritage Golf Course-Red Course in Litchfield Park, Ariz. on Tuesday. The Cowgirls shot a 311 (+23) for the second round for a two-day total of 617 (+41). UW is 16 strokes back of the leader sitting in sixth place in the 21-team field.

"The girls came back after yesterday's success and focused for another good round of golf," UW head coach Josey Stender. "The course is a good test of patience with inconsistent weather and I'm proud of the girls for hanging in there."

Sophomore Mackenzie Barrie continues to be the top golfer for the Cowgirls. She led the 121-golfer field during the second round, but finished in eighth place after carding a 78 (+6). After two rounds, she is at 150 (+6). Sophomore Taylor Dorans is tied for 16th at 153 (+9). She shot a 79 (+7) on Tuesday.

Senior Samantha Stancato moved up the leaderboard after a 76 (+4). She is tied for 41st with redshirt freshman Gabrielle Gibson at 157 (+13). Gibson tallied a 78 (+6) for the second round. Junior Kathleen Kershisnik rounds out the Cowgirls' scorers at 161 (+17), as she is tied for 68th after a 79 (+7).

"It was great to Sam improve and she was really solid all day," Stender said. "We just need to go out and concentrate on our game tomorrow."

Junior Emily Woodard, playing as an individual is tied for 61st after a round of 84 (+12). She has a two-day total of 160 (+16). Freshman Klara Castillo shot an 82 (+10), as she is tied for 91st. Fellow Freshman Sarah Hankins has a two-round total of 170 (+26).

UC Riverside remains in the lead after the second day at 601 (+25). Grand Canyon's Charlotte Jaengkit and Deanna Salvatori lead the field at 147 (+3).

The Cowgirls conclude action tomorrow morning with one 18-hole round.

Wyoming Results
8 Mackenzie Barrie - 72 (E) - 78 (+6) = 150 (+6)
T16 Taylor Dorans - 74 (+2) - 79 (+7) = 153 (+9)
T41 Gabrielle Gibson - 79 (+7) - 78 (+6) = 157 (+13)
T41 Samantha Stancato - 81 (+9) - 76 (+4) = 157 (+13)
T61 Emily Woodard * - 76 (+4) - 84 (+12) = 160 (+16)
T68 Kathleen Kershisnik - 82 (+10) - 79 (+7) = 161 (+17)
T91 Klara Castillo * - 83 (+11) - 82 (+10) = 165 (+21)
T101 Sarah Hankins * - 85 (+13) - 85 (+13) = 170 (+26)
*- Playing as an individual