March 26, 2007
JUNCTION CITY, Ore. -
In windy and rainy weather, the University of Wyoming Cowgirl golf team posted team scores of 324 (+36) and 331 (+43) on Monday at the Oregon Duck Invitational. UW's 36-hole total of 655 (+79) has them in ninth place in the field of 15 teams.
One final round of 18 holes will be played Tuesday morning at Shadow Hills Country Club, a par 72 course that measures 6,096 yards.
"As a team the girls were disappointed in the big numbers they posted on several holes today," said Cowgirl head coach Josey Stender. "Their attitudes are positive though, there is an upbeat mood and we will improve tomorrow. Today's rounds were just really grinding with the weather conditions and it was the type of day that as a player you just grit your teeth and get through."
As usual, the Cowgirls were led by junior Laura Mengelkamp who bounced back from a morning round of 83 (+11) to shoot an afternoon mark of 75 (+3). Her 75 was the best second round scorecard in the field. Mengelkamp's two round total of 158 (+14) places her in a tie for 16th out of 81 golfers.
The San Fransisco Dons lead the team standings with a total of 615 (+39) strokes. Their first round of 299 was the only team round under 300 on Monday, a day when difficult weather conditions sent scores skyward. Washington State is in second place and three strokes back at 618, while Idaho is in third place at 626.
Leading the individual competition is Jessica Potter of San Fransisco at 148 (+4). Only one stroke back is her teammate Kristin Nichols at 149 and in second place. Amy Eneroth of Washington State and Katie Street from Boise State are tied for third with scores of 150.