Feb. 26, 2006
SEDONA, Ariz. -
The University of Wyoming Cowgirl golf team completed the final round today at the Red Rocks Invitational in Sedona, Ariz., hosted by Northern Arizona University. Although the Cowgirl team did lower their team mark from the first day, they still could not move out of 13th place. Wyoming shot a team score of 341 (+53) on Sunday, seven strokes better than their day one total of 348 (+60).
UW sophomore Laura Mengelkamp dropped her first round mark by two strokes with a final day score of 80 (+8). Mengelkamp would finish tied for 24th in the field of 73 collegiate golfers. Sophomore Lindsay Bauknecht had the largest improvement for Wyoming by bettering her previous day's score seven strokes and shooting 86 (+14). Also counting towards the Cowgirl team total was an 85 (+13) by freshman Mikala Henzlik, 90 (+18) from junior Michelle Camaione and 91 (+19) by junior Whitney Hernandez.
The event host Lumberjacks, who led UTEP by one stroke entering Sunday's round, finished tied with the Miners at 623 for the team title after a 314 team score. Portland State was six strokes back at 629. Santa Clara was fourth in the 13-team field.
With a closing round of even-par 72 to total 148 (+4), Gonzaga's Mary Kate Morgan edged out NAU's first day leader Sophia Choi, 150 (+6), by two strokes for the individual title. Montana's Krista Swanson placed third, 152 (+8).
The inaugural Northern Arizona Red Rocks Invitational was played at the Oakcreek Country Club in Sedona. Oakcreek plays to a par of 72 and measures 6,074 yards.
Next up for the Cowgirl golfers is the Lady Bobcat Spring Invitational, March 6-8 in Goodyear, Ariz.