Wyoming's Mengelkamp Tied for Second Place at the Bobcat Desert Classic

March 6, 2006

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -

After one round of play at the Bobcat Desert Classic in Goodyear, Ariz., University of Wyoming Cowgirl sophomore Laura Mengelkamp is tied for second place in the field of 89 collegiate golfers with 36 holes remaining.

Mengelkamp shot a score of 74 (+2) during Monday's round and along with Northern Colorado's Kelley Newton, is just one stroke behind Kim Copping of Sacramento State for the individual lead.

The UW team put a mark of 335 (+47) on the board, despite the disqualification of a Cowgirl player. Each team plays five and takes the top four scores towards the team total. Wyoming is tied for 13th place of 16 participating schools.

"Overall we were much improved," said Cowgirl head coach Josey Stender. "We played better than we did at our opening tournament of the spring and we persevered through some challenges today. Mikala (Henzlik) played with a smashed finger and Lindsay (Bauknecht) hit only one green, but really relied on her short game and salvaged some holes.

"For every bad hole Laura came back with a good hole. She ham and egged it (golf term) really well. Everything fell together for her today.

"As a team we are gaining confidence. We just need to go out and enjoy playing, relax, trust in the things we've been working on and take the pressure off of ourselves."

Atop the team leaderboard is Sacramento State, 301 (+13), with a solid six stroke lead over second place North Texas at 307 (+19).

Other rounds that counted towards UW's team score were an 82 (+10) by freshman Mikala Henzlik, a mark of 86 (+14) from sophomore Lindsay Bauknecht and a tally of 93 (+21) from junior Whitney Hernandez.

Wyoming junior Michelle Camaione was disqualified from today's round for an incomplete scorecard. She will be allowed to play the final 36 holes of the event and her marks can contribute towards the Cowgirl team score.

Additional rounds of 18 holes will be played on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The three-round Bobcat Desert Classic is being played at the Palm Valley Golf Course in Goodyear. Palm Valley plays to a par of 72 and measures 6,215 yards.

COMPLETE RESULTS

1. Sacramento State, 3011. Kim Copping, 73T4. Heather LeMaster, 75T4. Jennifer Parkes, 75T19. Emily Longerier, 78T24. Margaux Sheehan, 79

2. North Texas, 307T9. Andra Lancaster, 76T12. Jaclyn Golden, 77T12. Brooke Tanner, 77T12. Christine Shimon, 77T24. Halli Jo Richards, 79

3. Oral Roberts, 310T4. Christy Carter, 75T9. Pamela Ontiveros, 76T24. Sharon McAlpine, 79T28. Jessica Gibson, 80T28. Lilia Macda, 80

4. Eastern Washington, 312T4. Sheena Prante, 75T12. Chelsey Lollar, 77T19. Eva Yoe, 78T53. Chloe Nelson, 82T79. Katie Kofmehl, 88

5. Montana State, 314T12. LaRae Smith, 77T19. Stephanie Simmons, 78T24. Kylie Anderson, 79T28. Kelly Gillum, 80T28. Kristina Kurcinka, 80

6. Northern Arizona, 315T4. Sophia Choi, 75T12. Vicki Power, 77T28. Ali Carter, 80T61. Noel Larson, 83T73. Kelly Weisgarber, 86

T7. Montana, 316T12. Krista Swanson, 77T19. Jasi Acharya, 78T28. Mary Hasselberg, 80T46. Anna Maria Jaramillo, 81T53. Brittany Williamson, 82

T7. Northern Colorado, 316T2. Kelley Newton, 74T28. Katie Avery, 80T28. Shayna Godfrey, 80T53. Matti Nelson, 82T73. Jenny Henderson, 86

9. Western New Mexico, 319T9. Heather Dorris, 76T28. Kim Cammer, 80T46. Rhiannon Costello, 81T53. Katharine Dorris, 8278. Tina Bickford, 87

T10. British Columbia, 323T28. Jana Haggins, 80T28. Erica Bennett, 80T28. Melisa Core, 80T61. Morgan Lederhouse, 83T73. Kyla Inaba, 86

T10. William & Mary, 323T19. Seung Lee, 78T28. Sayde Murray, 80T28. Erika Oldenkamp, 80T68. Ellie Costello, 85T79. Kara Siford, 88

12. Portland, 325T28. Molly Edmunds, 80T46. Taryn Kuida, 81T46. Ashley Williams, 81T61. Melanie Lee, 83T68. Kristin Howell, 85

T13. Weber State, 335T53. Amy Mombert, 82T65. Katie Higham, 84T65. Heather Balli, 84T68. Jessica Thomas, 8583. Amanda Case, 90

T13. Wyoming, 335T2. Laura Mengelkamp, 74T53. Mikala Henzlik, 82T73. Lindsay Bauknecht, 8686. Whitney Hernandez, 93DQ. Michelle Camaione

15. Grand Canyon, 337T46. Jessica McKay, 81T53. Marcie Hopson, 82T68. Dominique Gonzales, 85T81. Chelsea Christenson, 8985. Meghan Bremer, 92

16. Utah Valley State, 360T61. Echo Thatcher, 83T65. Ashley Baldwin, 8487. Kasey Larson, 9688. Shari Johnson, 9789. Blayne Pilgrim, 106

IndividualsT28. Misha Harvey, William & Mary, 80T28. Rebekah Berve, Western New Mexico, 80T28. Kelli O'Keefe, Northern Arizona, 80T46. Shannon Donegan, Montana State, 81T46. Hillary Folkvord, Montana State, 81T53. Aubree Nickle, Weber State, 82T68. Brittany Roberts, Weber State, 85T73. Tessa Stevenson, Montana State, 86T81. Katey Steffanich, Montana State, 8984. Heather Javezenski, Northern Arizona, 91