Solid Start for UW Women Golfers at Red Rocks Invite

Feb. 28, 2009

SEDONA, Ariz. -

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The University of Wyoming women's golf team concluded round one of the Northern Arizona/Red Rocks Invitational Saturday with an opening 320 (+32), good for seventh place out of 18 teams.

"We are slowly getting back into good form each competitive round we play," said UW head coach Josey Stender.

The Cowgirls were led by sophomore Jenna Zamprelli with her inaugural round 79 (+7) which has her tied for 17th place. Sophomore Molly Black, playing as an individual, matched Zamprelli shot for shot as they both sit in a tie for 17th.

"Jenna really hung in there and fought for her score today," said Stender. "It was nice to see Molly get some of her confidence back and her stroke as well."

To close out the field for the Cowgirls, junior Sarah Fogerty and freshman Juanita Rico both shot opening round 80 (+8). While senior Mikala Henzlik played great except for one hole that set her back to a first round 81 (+9). Redshirt sophomore Johnna Jeffries had a solid round 82 (+10) as an individual for the Cowgirls. To round out the field for the Cowgirls, junior Jonelle Martinez shot a first round 86 (+14).

"Mikala played great for us today and if it wasn't for one hole where she got stuck with a tough shot with a tough lie she would have finished the first round much higher," said Stender. "Tomorrow if we can individually pick up a couple stokes each, we will be much better as a team."

The shotgun start will tee-off at 1 p.m. at the Oak Creek Country Club in Sedona, Ariz.,