Cowgirls in Sixth Place after Two Rounds of BYU Dixie Classic

March 24, 2009

ST. GEORGE, Utah -

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After two rounds of the BYU Dixie Classic held at the Entrada at Snow Canyon golf course, the University of Wyoming Cowgirl golf team owns the sixth spot out of 15 teams.

When the Cowgirls turned in their cards following round one this morning, they found themselves 14 strokes behind the leading Denver University and a solid fourth place.

"We played well this morning on a very difficult course," said UW head coach Josey Stender. "We were making our putts and minimized our mistakes."

The Entrada at Snow Canyon golf course got the best of the Cowgirls during the second round as they continued to find themselves in tough situations.

"This course is very unforgiving and it makes you pay for your mistakes if you don't learn from them," said Stender.

Junior Jonelle Martinez is tackling this course for the third time in her career and played very consistent and conservative as she opened with a two-round total of 154 (+10) strokes, and currently sits in a tie for 16th place. Fellow junior, Sarah Fogerty is not far behind as she sits in a tie for 20th place with her first-day total of 156 (+12) strokes.

"This is one of those courses that the more you play the better you know it and better you play," said Stender. "Jonelle played very well and showed great leadership for us on the course.

"Tomorrow if we can go out there and play without fear and play the way we know we can we should do pretty well," finished Stender.

The Cowgirls will continue action tomorrow beginning at 8:30 a.m. with live stats at