March 9, 2011
Boulder City, Nev.
Three University of Wyoming women's golfers shot a 76 (+4) on Wednesday to help the Cowgirls post a 306 during the third and final round of the UNLV Spring Invitational at the Boulder Creek Golf Club. UW cut 17 strokes off its second round total to finish the tournament 14th, while No. 25 Pepperdine won at -20 (844).
"I saw some good things for our first tournament, but we still made some mistakes," UW Director of Golf Joe Jensen said. "Our biggest issue was confidence and, when you haven't played for a while, it's not easy to be confident through an entire round. We can certainly play to where we finish higher in the field. We know we're competitive, but we have to get some rounds under our belt and get some confidence going."
Senior Molly Black, sophomore Dana Zamprelli and junior Juanita Rico all shot four strokes over par today to finish the tournament as UW's top three golfers. Black's +13 (229) earned her 46th, while Zamprelli was one stroke back in a tie for 47th and Rico tied for 56th with a +18 (234). Freshman Stacey Blunt improved her stroke total each time out and finished with a 78 (+6) for today's round to tie for 74th. Redshirt junior Jenna Zamprelli also shot a 78 during the final round.
"As we go into the season the hope is that we'll get some rounds under our belt to eliminate some of the mistakes," Jensen said. "Our biggest thing is our composure and emotion. All our girls are talented but we go through stretches where we lose concentration a little. The hope is to play a complete round where we won't have those mental lapses."
Wyoming travels next to the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational in Kane'ohe, Hawai'i, for rounds on Monday and Tuesday.
UNLV Spring Invite Final Team Standings
1. No. 25 Pepperdine: -20 (285-278-281=844)
2. BYU: -6 (280-285-293=858)
3. No. 24 Oklahoma: -1 (282-292-289=863)
4. North Texas: +18 (300-295-287=882)
5. No. 44 Tulsa: +19 (300-296-287=883)
14. Wyoming +67 (302-323-306=931)
Wyoming Final Results
46. Molly Black: +13 (72-81-76=229)
T47. Dana Zamprelli: +14 (75-79-76=230)
T56. Juanita Rico: +18 (78-80-76=234)
T74. Stacey Blunt: * +27 (84-81-78=243)
T78. Taylor Smalley: +31 (77-83-87=247)
T80. Jenna Zamprelli: +32 (83-87-78=248)
*-Blunt is competing as an individual. Her score does not count toward UW's team score.