Darkness Stalls Cowgirl Golf at NAU/Red Rocks Invitational

March 3, 2007

SEDONA, Ariz. -

The University of Wyoming Cowgirl golf team was unable to complete their first 18 holes on Saturday at the NAU/Red Rocks Invitational before darkness postponed play in Sedona, Ariz. The first round of the 36-hole event, hosted by Northern Arizona University, was initially delayed by frost and public tee times, and ultimately there was not enough time left in the day for any of the 16 participating teams to finish before it was too dark to play.

Only 23 of 92 individual players concluded their first 18 holes, and the remainder of the field will begin with the same holes and same pairings tomorrow morning, finish their first round and then play round number two. UW is paired with two nationally ranked playing partners, No. 32 Northwestern and No. 52 Washington State.

Although exact placings could not be determined since teams and players are not all through the same number of holes, it can be said that Wyoming finished the day in the top half of the field and has several very good rounds in progress.

Cowgirl freshman Sarah Fogerty notched six birdies and spent the day in the top-five of the individual standings, as through 17 holes she is only a few strokes off of the lead with an even-par round. UW junior Laura Mengelkamp played a steady round, had nine pars, two birdies, survived a triple bogey and through 17 holes is at plus-four and in the top-20.

Wyoming sophomore Mikala Henzlik was the only Cowgirl to finish her round, posting a mark of 83 (+11). UW freshman Jonelle Martinez was also plus-11 through 17 holes.

"I think that yesterday's dual match with NAU on this same course has really helped us," said Cowgirl head coach Josey Stender. "Today there was a lot of improvement in our course management, tempo of play and overall swings. Hopefully that improvement will continue into tomorrow as our confidence grows."

The tournament is being held at Oakcreek Country Club, par 72 and measuring 6,089 yards. Live scoring of the event can be found at golfstat.com.

Wyoming Individual Results, Scores

Sarah Fogerty, Even par through 17 holes
Laura Mengelkamp, +4 through 17 holes
Mikala Henzlik, 83 (+11)
Jonelle Martinez, +11 through 17 holes
Michelle Camaione, +16 through 17 holes