Knadler Leads UW on First Day of MountainView Collegiate

March 18, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. - Live Results

Freshman Megan Knadler carded rounds of 73 (+1) and 76 (+4) to pace the University of Wyoming women’s golf team through the first day of the MountainView Collegiate in Tucson, Ariz. The Cowgirls shot rounds of 296 (+8) and 312 (+24) for a 608 (+32) on Friday. UW sits 14th with one round remaining.

“We had a very solid start today,” UW head coach Josey Stender said. “We had a lot of confidence in our putting in the first round. The course played tough as we continued and we were just unable to get anything to drop in the second round.”

UW’s first round tally of 296 (+8) was the third-best round score for the Cowgirls at the MountainView Collegiate. Wyoming fired a 293 (+5) during the second round of the tournament last season and a 295 (+7) to open the tournament in 2011.

Knadler tied her career-low round to open the tournament and is the top Cowgirl through the first two rounds. Her 36-hole score of 149 (+5) puts her tied for 33rd. Sophomore Gabrielle Gibson is two shots behind after hitting a 151 (+7) on Friday. Gibson is tied for 50th, with rounds of 77 (+5) and 74 (+2). Next up for the Cowgirls is senior Kathleen Kershisnik with 153 (+9). Kershisnik shot a first-round 75 (+5) and a 78 (+6) in the second.

Freshman Kaylee Knadler also shot a 73 (+1) to open the tournament. She recorded an 84 (+12) to end the day and is tied for 72nd with the final round remaining. Senior Emily Woodard is three shots back with a 36-hole total of 160 (+16). She had rounds of 75 (+3) and 85 (+13) on Friday.

“The field is stacked and probably the strongest we will see until the Mountain West Championships,” Stender added. “We need to come out strong tomorrow with the same confidence and aggressive play.”

Competition at the MountainView Collegiate concludes with 18 holes tomorrow morning. Fans can follow the action with live results through the link above.

Wyoming Day One Results
T33. Megan Knadler: 73 (+1)-76 (+4)=149 (+5)
T50. Gabrielle Gibson: 77 (+5)-74 (+2)=151 (+7)
T56. Kathleen Kershisnik: 75 (+3)-78 (+6)=153 (+9)
T72. Kaylee Knadler: 73 (+1)-84 (+12)=157 (+13)
T79. Emily Woodard: 75 (+3)-85 (+13)=160 (+16)