Cowgirl Golfers in 10th Place at the Mountain View Collegiate

Feb. 24, 2001

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The Mountain View Golf Course inTucson, Ariz., was the site of the first round of the Mountain ViewCollegiate on Saturday. The Wyoming Cowgirls find themselves in 10th placein the 10-team field after the first round. UW shot an opening round 334.

The University of Colorado, which is the host school for thetournament, leads after one round with a 297 team score. Elise Carpenter ofKansas State leads in the individual competition with a two-under par roundof 70.

UW senior Jessi Santesson from Worland, Wyo., was the top performerfor the Cowgirls in the first round. Santesson fired an opening round 80,eight-over par, and is tied for 33rd in the field of 59 golfers.

"Jessi (Santesson) shot a solid round today, as did Tara (Ludwig),but the rest of the team struggled in the first round," said Wyoming women'sgolf coach Jill Johnson. "This is our first round of competitive golf thisspring, and we need to step it up tomorrow. The teams competing are a goodfield, and this level of competition will make us better as we go on in thespring season."

Sophomore Tara Ludwig posted a first round score of 81, and is athree-way tie for 38th.

The Mountain View Collegiate, hosted by the University of Colorado,will conclude with a final 18-hole round on Sunday. The Mountain View GolfCourse measures 5,921 yards and plays to a par of 72.

Below are Wyoming's individual results and the first round teamscores from Saturday.

Wyoming individual results

Jessi Santesson (Worland, Wyo.) Sr. 80 (+8) T33rdTara Ludwig (Portland, Ore.) RSo. 81 (+9) T38thJana Johnson (Buffalo, Wyo.) Sr. 86 (+14) 52ndKim Nissen (Lakewood, Colo.) So. 87 (+15) 53rdAlison McGuire (Cheyenne, Wyo.) So. 92 (+20) 59th

Team Standings

1. Colorado 2972. International Pacific College 3013. Texas Tech 3044. Kansas State 3055. Denver 3076. Colorado State 3097. Iowa State 318 Hawaii 3189. Wichita State 32310.Wyoming 334