Cowgirls Take Fifth on Links

March 1, 2009

SEDONA, Ariz. -

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After a rocky start to the spring schedule, the University of Wyoming women's golf team is back on track as they finished the Northern Arizona/Red Rocks Invitational in fifth place out of 18 teams.

During the two-day tournament the Cowgirls shot a team 630 (+54) trailing the University of Michigan Lady Wolverines who finished with a team 609 (+33).

"We entered this tournament with the mind-frame of improving from our last tournament and improving from last year's tournament and I believe we did that today," said UW head coach Josey Stender.

Junior Sarah Fogerty led the Cowgirls with her two-round total of 154 (+10) and her second-round 74 (+2) to finish the tournament in a tie for seventh place. Freshman Juanita Rico was not far behind with her tournament total 157 (+13) and a tie for 16th place. Junior Jonelle Martinez concluded the two-day tournament nine shots better than her first round total with a second-round 77 (+5).

"Jonelle played much better today and it was obvious that she was more confident around the green," said Stender. "This weekend the team really made some strides and did a great job of picking each other up. If someone struggles there are six other girls there to help her along the way."

Next on the tee box for the Cowgirls, they will head to Vallego, Calif., March 14-16 to compete in the Drake/Hiddenbrooke Intercollegiate.