Cowgirl Golf Team Captures Third Place At Boise State Invitational

March 14, 2000

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The University of Wyoming women'sgolf team shot a final round 316, for a two-day total of 632, and capturedthird place out of six teams at the Boise State Bronco Spring Invitationalon Tuesday. UW was led by junior Jessi Santesson from Worland, Wyo., whoshot a final round 72 to tie first-day leader Jamie Jou of Boise State atthe end of the regulation 36 holes. Santesson then won the individual titleon the first playoff hole to record the first tournament victory of hercollege career.

Santesson finished with a two-day total of 146, four over par. UWsenior Jordan Lintz was close behind at 149 to finish fourth. Wyomingfreshman Kim Nissen also had a fine tournament, placing 12th at 159.

"I'm so thrilled for the girls," said UW women's golf coach JillJohnson. "Jessi (Santesson) played the best tournament of her career, and Iknow she's excited about getting her first college win. Jordan (Lintz)finished in the Top 10 for the fourth time out of seven tournaments, and Kim(Nissen) also had a round in the 70s this week.

"I'm really pleased with the way the girls played for their firsttime out this spring. We ended our fall season the first week of November,so its been four months since we've played a competitive round of golf.This is an excellent third-place finish for us."

Santesson had one Top 25 finish during the 1999 fall season -- a19th-place finish at the Texas A&M Corpus Christi Islander. During thesummer of '99, Santesson also captured the Wyoming State Amateur title.

Host Boise State held the team lead by one stroke over Portlandafter Monday's first round, but Portland came back to capture the team titleby one stroke, 618 to 619, over Boise. Wyoming was 14 strokes out of thelead at 632.

The tournament was played at the Plantation Country Club in Boise,Idaho. The course measured 5,828 yards and played to a par of 71.

Below are the final team scores and Wyoming's individual scores fromthe Bronco Spring Invitational.

Wyoming's next spring tournament will be Monday and Tuesday, March27-28 at the San Diego State Lady Aztec.

Team Scores1.      Portland          6182.      Boise             6193.      Wyoming           6324.      British Columbia  6395.      Idaho State       6416.      Mesa State        663

Wyoming Individuals Place ScoresJessi Santesson (Worland, Wyo.) 1st 74-72=146 (+4)Jordan Lintz (Rapid City, S.D.) 4th 72-77=149 (+7)Kim Nissen (Lakewood, Colo.) T12th 78-81=159 (+17)Kelli Hanson (Gillette, Wyo.) 31st 92-87=179 (+37)Jana Johnson (Buffalo, Wyo.) 32nd 94-86=180 (+38)