March 2, 2007
SEDONA, Ariz. -
Switching it up from their normal tournament play, the University of Wyoming Cowgirl golf team competed in an 18-hole dual match against Northern Arizona University on Friday in Sedona, Ariz.
NAU defeated UW by a score of 316 (+28) to 328 (+40) at Oakcreek Country Club. Each team played five golfers and scored the four low marks.
The Cowgirls were led by freshmen Sarah Fogerty and Jonelle Martinez, who shot 79 (+7) and 81 (+9) respectively. Also contributing to UW's team score were sophomore Mikala Henzlik (83) and junior Laura Mengelkamp (85). Senior Michelle Camaione shot 90.
The Lumberjacks' Sophia Choi had the low round of the day at 75 (+3). Choi was followed by teammate Ali Carter at 77 (+5), Vicki Power (81) and Noel Larson (83). NAU did not count the round of Heather Jabczenski (86).
"This was an excellent way for us to prepare for the tournament the next two days," said Cowgirl head coach Josey Stender. "A dual match is a new experience for both teams, but because of all the positives I would schedule one again.
"Today was one of our practice rounds, but it also provided us with an additional day of invaluable competition. Our team score improved from the recent N.C. event and I think the team will benefit from the extra course knowledge since we play the same layout during the Red Rocks Invitational."
Wyoming will now compete the next two days, Saturday and Sunday, March 3-4 in the NAU/Red Rocks Invitational tournament, also held at Oakcreek, par 72 and measuring 6,089 yards. One round of 18 holes will be competed each day.
The field for the 2007 Red Rocks Invitational will include 17 teams - Drake, Eastern Michigan, Gonzaga, Michigan, Montana, Montana State, Nebraska, Northern Arizona, Northwestern, Portland, Portland State, UC Riverside, Utah Valley, Washington State, Western Michigan, William & Mary and Wyoming.
Live scoring of the event can be found at golfstat.com.