Black and Rico Lead UW Women's Golf on Final Day in Hawai'i

March 15, 2011

Kane'ohe, Hawai'i -

Final Individual and Team Results Get Acrobat Reader

Junior Juanita Rico and senior Molly Black shot a 76 and 77 respectively to pace the University of Wyoming women's golf team in windy conditions during the third and final round of the University of Hawai'i's Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational at the Kane'ohe Klipper Golf Course. The Cowgirls posted a 320 on the day to finish 16th as a team with a score of +89 (953), while No. 9 Arizona State won the event at +23 (887).

"Molly and Juanita carded good scores today in conditions that were even windier than yesterday," UW head coach Josey Stender said. "They managed the course really well. They missed in the right spots so they were able to recover and didn't turn a bad hole into a big number."

Competing in conditions that saw just four teams improve their score from the second round, Black was able to post several birdies throughout the round to move up 13 places on the leaderboard with a three-round total of +17 (233). Rico was just as impressive, as her steady performance dropped seven strokes from her second-round score and allowed her to move up 16 spots with a +19 (235). Black finished tied for 34th and Rico was tied for 45th, as both finished ahead of No. 90 Lauren Stratton of Vanderbilt at +23 (239).

Sophomore Dana Zamprelli shot an 83 in the third round to finish at +27 (243), while freshman Stacey Blunt posted an 84 for +32 (248) to finish with the same final score as redshirt junior Jenna Zamprelli.

"We are the type of team that is used to adverse conditions, but I feel like some mental letdown and poor course management cost us today," Stender said. "We would have had a chance to catch some teams if we would have done those things a little better."

Wyoming continues its season at the BYU/Dixie Classic on Monday and Tuesday in St. George, Utah.

Dr. Donnis Thompson Invite Final Team Standings
1. No. 9 Arizona State: +23 (293-293-301=887)
2. No. 10 Arizona: +38 (299-301-302=902)
3. No. 21 Notre Dame: +40 (298-293-313=904)
4. No. 49 UNLV: +44 (312-301-295=908)
5. Nevada: +54 (301-304-313=918)
16. Wyoming: +89 (317-316-320=953)

Wyoming Final Results
T34. Molly Black: 76 (+4) - 80 (+8) - 77 (+5) = 233 (+17)
T45. Juanita Rico: 76 (+4) - 83 (+11) - 76 (+4) = 235 (+19)
T72. Dana Zamprelli: 84 (+12) - 76 (+4) - 83 (+11) = 243 (+27)
T85. Jenna Zamprelli: 81 (+9) - 81 (+9) - 86 (+14) = 248 (+32)
T85. Stacey Blunt: 85 (+13) - 79 (+7) - 84 (+12) = 248 (+32)